The leaves are falling, frost on the ground and the smell of fall is in the air. Cuddle up with someone special in front of a crackling fire. Autumn Fire is liquid warmth delicious.
Tools: Shaker, strainer
Glassware: Rocks Glass
- 2 oz CH Vodka
- 1.5oz Cranberry Juice
- 1 oz Honey Syrup
- 3 Lemon Wedges or Wheels (half inch thick)
- 1 oz Club Soda
Add CH Vodka, 1 lemon wedge, Honey, and Cranberry Juice, over ice in a shaker, shake
Place the remaining two lemon wedges in a rocks glass with ice, pour Club soda over them
Strain cocktail over lemons and club soda, stir gently.
Garnish: Burnt Cinnamon Stick
Building Your Bar Knowledge: Add soda before the cocktail, the bubbles will rise through and you don’t have to deal with a diluted soda float on top.
Pitcher Portion (Serves 5)
- 10oz CH Vodka
- 7.5oz Cranberry Juice
- 3.75oz Honey
- 2 Lemons Cut into Wedges or Wheels
- 7.5oz Club Soda
Add Lemon, CH Vodka, and Honey to your Pitcher, stir until the honey dissolves
Fill half with ice, then pour in Club soda and Cranberry juice, stir gently and serve.
Hack: For an added depth of flavor, grill or sear your lemons. It only takes a few short turns over a hot grill to get some good caramelization; to sear them, keep them moving often in a pan on medium hit with a splash of water, until they are slightly brown and very aromatic, after taking them from the grill or pan place them in a small bowl so they can cool down before using them.
When you sear your lemons in a pan add half a tablespoon of cloves for an Autumnal flavor or coat them in a quarter ounce of rosewater before cooking in Summer. And if you want to venture out from the standard cranberry juice, try hibiscus tea or grapefruit juice.