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friday at five :: apple cider bourbon + amaretto

If this cocktail doesn’t say ‘Autumn is Here’ then I don’t know what does. Try this glorious mixed drink from Floating Kitchen —  Apple Cider, Bourbon and Amaretto Cocktails with Brûléed Oranges. It’s the Bru¨ˆleéd Oranges that make this beauty all the more delish.

friday at five :: green grape orchard


Add about 8 green grapes and 10-12 leaves of tarragon to the bottom of a chilled mixing glass. Top with simple syrup. Muddle the mixture to break up the grapes (don’t go too crazy on the tarragon). Add the apple brandy, dry vermouth, Urban Moonshine bitters and Boston Bittahs. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Rinse a chilled coupe with green Chartreuse and then strain the drink into the glass. Garnish with a grapes and a few leaves of tarragon.

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friday at five : apple and pear cocktail



  • 1.5 oz Stolichnaya Gala Applik Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Pear juice
  • .75 oz Vanilla-Nutmeg Syrup*
  • .5 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 5 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 oz Hard cider
  • Garnish: Apple slice and grated nutmeg
  • Glass: Double old fashioned


Add all the ingredients except the cider to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a double old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Top with the cider and garnish with an apple slice and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.

*Vanilla-Nutmeg Syrup


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 6 Vanilla beans, cut in half lengthwise


Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let the syrup cool completely and strain into a closed container. Store in the refrigerator.

Contributed by: Charlotte Voisey

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