10 Seasonal Cocktails to Wet Your Whistle, and Warm Your Innards!

November 3, 2016

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As the weather cools, there is one sure fire way to keep warm; a rich and seasonal cocktail. The Straw Boss Comb Collective has hand selected and compiled the best cocktail recipes of the season.

“Though the weather outside is frightful, the fire is sure delightful..”

Onward to our 10 picks for Seasonal Cocktails to wet your whistle!

[Source image is the Pomegranate Manhattan via Shutterbean]



Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned

“The Old Fashioned isn’t named because it’s enjoyed by conservative grandpas everywhere, it comes from the fact that is the first cocktail made. Yup, we have this classic drink to thank for all the delicious concoctions we enjoy bellied up to the bar, purveyed by mustached men in suspenders! Simply put, a cocktail is a drink made with a spirit and at least two other ingredients. In the case of the Old Fashioned, it was originally made with sugar and bitters blended together and then topped with rum, gin or brandy. It’s only later the whiskey replaced these original spirits.. [RECIPE]



Bourbon Brule (Center)

“I mixed bourbon, ginger liqueur and sherry with a little fresh orange juice. And in a moment of inspiration, I gussied up the orange garnish by caramelizing the slices before placing them afloat in the drinks. I loved the way it looked and how it tasted. The sweet seared orange perfumes every sip.” [RECIPE]



Comforting Chai Spiced Steamer

“This drink is milky, sweet and flavoured with a blend of intoxicating Indian spices. Topped with a milk foam and a scattering of nutmeg, this is a lovely, mellow drink that feels more indulgent than it actually is…” [RECIPE]



Vanilla Pear Margarita

“These Vanilla Pear Margaritas have all the best things a normal margarita would have, tequila and lemon (instead of lime) juice. Throw in a little pear juice, fresh vanilla bean, honey, and some cinnamon and I guarantee you’ll be sipping this lovely drink all the way through winter!..” [RECIPE]



Roasted Peach Bourbon Cocktail

“..Drizzle peaches with honey and sprinkle with thyme leaves. Pour 2 Tablespoons of water in the bottom of the dish. Cover with foil and roast for 30 minutes. Allow peaches to cool. Remove and discard skin, but reserve peaches and any juice at the bottom of the dish…” [RECIPE]



Rosemary Infused Holiday Cocktail

“This drink is festive in flavors & colors, making it the perfect holiday cocktail. I garnished the glass with a rosemary sprig, but you could also use a swizzle stick filled with grapes or cranberries. I personally prefer the contrast of the green & scarlet the rosemary offers…” [RECIPE]



Fernet Champagne Flip

“Fernet-and-ginger fans, this one is for you. It’s bright and lively, but the Fernet, though tamed, is definitely a substantial presence. Ginger liqueur’s sweetness dials down the tartness of the champagne/lemon juice and the heavy herbal hand of the Fernet–while adding a bite of its own…” [RECIPE]


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Honey Winter Bourbon Cocktail

“The bite from the orange and the sweetness from the honey sage syrup pair perfectly with Wild Turkey Bourbon. This is definitely not one of those sweet girly drinks, you’ve got to actually like the taste of bourbon. So if you’re looking to relax, have to pack, or want to put hair on your chest, whip up one of these cocktails; you’ll be ready to take on the world instantly…” [RECIPE]



Pomegranate Manhattan

” took the idea of a Manhattan and made a few little tweaks. Instead of using bitters, I used unsweetened pomegranate juice so we have a nice bitter tang with a little fruit.  We bring in an herbal notes with the rosemary simple syrup…” [RECIPE]


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Salted Caramel White Russians

“This is a really simple drink, so I went all out with the garnish. I swirled the glass with salted caramel sauce first, to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to the mix. As for the finishing touches, a bit of rosemary really added some colour to my incredible concoction, and we decided to snap up some of the Green & Blacks Thins Salted Caramel chocolate in to long, thin pieces to decorate too..” [RECIPE]

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