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'Tis The Season For Awesome Autumn Cocktails

November 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM | by | ()

Looking at cocktails menus these days, it’s clear bartenders (or mixologists as they like to call themselves), are shaking and stirring drinks intended to warm your insides—perfect for the crisp, fall weather many of us are experiencing.

These are some seasonal sips from some of our favorite hotel bars.

If you’ve never heard of “Movember” before, you can read about the male mustache-focused charity here. This year the Waldorf Astoria Chicago is supporting the cause with its Whiskey & Whiskers drink served at their Bernard’s bar. 20% of the proceeds from the $16 drink will be donated to the Movember Foundation. We love the mustache-stencil garnish created with sprinkles of ginger-cinnamon powder.

DIY: The Omni Berkshire Place's Orchard Spice Manhattan

The Omni Berkshire Place in New York City is well prepared for a Big Apple autumn with the Fireside Bar's Orchard Spice Manhattan, a mixture of Maker’s Mark bourbon, Thatcher’s organic apple spice ginger liqueur, maple syrup, apple juice and a dash of bitters.

Ever look at a drink menu and see a few you’d like to taste? Well, Santa Fe's Rosewood's Inn of the Anasazi has come to the rescue of the undecided with “couptails”, which are basically liquid tapas. Head bartender James Reis created these small-scale cocktails that are served in special, coup glasses. What’s on the menu now? Choose from a list of drinks like the Bon-Bon, a sweet and spicy sipper made with tequila, Grey Goose Cherry Noir, and Godiva Chocolate liqueur. Or perhaps The Republic, an aperitif of Campari, Bowmore 12-year scotch, and lemon juice? Oh, that's right, you can a flight of three if it pleases, thee.

The Red Star Tavern, part of the Hotel Monaco Portland , serves their Nutty Woodford in quite the stealth manner, an idea courtesy of Lead bartender Brandon Lockman. The drink screams for a fireplace, a novel, and perhaps a tweed jacket with its Woodford Reserve and Nocello walnut liqueur ingredients served in a snifter over a coffee cup full of hot water. How dignified!

[Photos: Waldorf Astoria Hotels, Rosewood Hotels, Kimpton Hotels]

Archived Comments:


I would really like to try the Orchard Spice Manhattan! That looks delicious. I'll have to take a look on www.reservationswizard.com and find a deal for the Omni Berkshire Place and get myself one of those:)