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11 ESSENTIAL COCKTAILS FOR YOUR SEPTEMBER PARTIES

Sep-13-2017

11 ESSENTIAL COCKTAILS FOR YOUR SEPTEMBER PARTIES

’Tis the season for football, autumn leaves and adult beverages that aren’t poured from a blender. This September, it’s all about going back to the basics, with creative spins on popular drinks, from a tricked-out Gin & Tonic to your new go-to Hot Toddy. These are the 11 essential cocktails for your September parties. - Found on Liquor.com

1: M GIN & TONIC

 

Level-up your favorite Highball with this fall craver. Amaro and sweet vermouth join a G&T to highlight the best qualities of each ingredient in a drink that balances bitterness and sweetness with the bright botanicals of gin.

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2: CELEBRATINI

 

When it comes to cocktails, we say go green! This Martini variation uses celery and apples to give the drink refreshing grassy and tart notes, while vodka and dry vermouth help maintain the connection to the classic.

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Blood orange liqueur and peaty scotch might seem like an odd tag team for a cocktail until you mix them with apple butter and chocolate bitters. The result? A full-bodied, full-throttle sipper with just the right amounts of smokiness and sweetness.

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4: LONDON TODDY

 

Looking for a lighter Hot Toddy? Use your favorite gin instead. Warm yourself and your guests up with this floral fireplace in a glass. Try experimenting with different citrus and spices to complement the signature qualities of your gin of choice.

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5: CAMPBELTOWN

 

Simple, stirred, strong—are there three better words in the cocktail lexicon? This drink uses cherry liqueur and Green Chartreuse to coddle the smoky flavors of aged scotch.

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6: TALLULAH

 

Peanut orgeat? It tastes as amazing as it sounds. Take a look at how to make this simple whiskey drink with easy step-by-step instructions on turning peanuts into syrup.

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As the days grow shorter, so too does your patience for churning out drinks one at a time. This simple punch recipe calls for cold-brew coffee, aged rum and O.J. for a party bowl that screams fall.

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Introduce your guests to the bourbon milkshake to end all bourbon milkshakes. This easy recipe calls for two basic ingredients—ice cream and bourbon. Your job? Make sure to use the good stuff.

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Wine cocktails are the best for a mixed crowd. This Sangria twist from bar star Jim Meehanpairs Beaujolais with apple brandy and sloe gin for a drink that works in a large format.

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10: CHAI TEA FIZZ

 

If you’re looking for a milkshake type of cocktail but don’t like dairy, you will absolutely fall in love with this aromatic original. Combining chai, almond milk and gin, this drink will make you discover flavor senses you didn’t know you had before.

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11: PRIME DIRECTIVE

 

This tried and true take on the Gin Martini keeps things light and herbal. Bénédictine liqueur adds a honey note to the drink without making it too sweet, and bianco vermouth unravels the complexity of the gin.

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