Published on October 14, 2015

5 Amazing Autumn Cocktails You’ll Fall For

Fall’s our favorite time for cozy hats, cuddly mittens and chunky sweaters. While those are  great for keeping you toasty on the outside, we also love sipping on autumnal drinks to warm us from the inside. Here are our picks for the season’s best fall cocktails to keep you happily hydrated all season long.

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Fresh Fall Cocktails

BACKBAR - The Montpelier (Boston)

Like wearing flannel on a crisp walk in the woods — a Vermont-inspired cocktail of whiskey, amaro and smoked maple syrup.

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Down an alley and through a set of unmarked doors, backbar is where craft meets creativity. The bartenders at this intimate spot are among the most talented Boston, just as skillful with classic Manhattans as they are with futuristic cocktails, foams and fruits you’ve never heard of.

BONDST - Shishito Jalapeño Margarita (New York City)

Spicy enough to keep you warm on those chilly fall nights: Herradura Blanco Tequila, shiso, jalapeño, agave, fresh lime and charred shishito pepper.

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Situated in a historic brownstone, BONDST delivers vibrant Japanese food and drinks on three floors. Separate sushi bars are on each level, while a curated list of wines, sakes, and cocktails is available to complement every dish.

B.S. TAQUERIA - Gordo Cup (Los Angeles)

For a little taste of Spain in autumn: mezcal, cucumber, fresh lime, fleur de sel, agave and cilantro blossom.

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At B.S. Taqueria, Chef Ray Garcia riffs on traditional Spanish recipes. Snacks, referred to as Bolsas, are perfect to share, while family-style dishes are available for a heartier dinner. Of course, lots of beverages are on hand to wash everything down.

ESCALA - La Madrina (Los Angeles)

As gorgeous as it is tasty: Pisco Portón, passion fruit, mora shrub, lemon, vanilla, egg white and Angostura bitters.

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At EsCaLA, Chef Chris Oh mixes Colombian recipes with Korean flavors. The dishes are bold here, and the drinks as deep, complex and beautiful as the art and music adorning the walls.

PETRUCE ET AL - White Wing Dove & East of Broad (Philadelphia)

It’s a yin yang sitch — light and dark, these two. The White Wing Dove flies clear skies with vodka, Aperol, Pimms, cucumber and sparkling wine, while East of Broad rocks reposado tequila, Ilegal Mezcal, lime, agave, mint and cucumber.

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With Petruce, Co-Chefs/Owners (and brothers) Justin and Jonathan Petruce deliver modern wood-fired American fare. Unique cocktails and wines, with a focus on vintages from small producers, are served up at the long bar and throughout the romantic brick-walled space.

So grab the Reserve app, and sidle up to the bar (or a table) for an amazing cocktail at one of these great spots this fall!

Happy dining,

The Reserve Editorial Team

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