Let’s face it…fall in South Florida is a lot different from any place else in the US. While we don’t get to see the leaves change color or feel the brisk nighttime air, we can celebrate the season with these cocktails inspired by spirits made right here in our home state.
All recipes featured in: Florida Spirits and the Cocktail Recipes to Make With Them
This cocktail comes from bartender Zach Lynch at Ice Plant in St. Augustine, FL. The refreshing blend of grapefruit juice and lemon pair beautifully with the citrusy profile in St. Augustine gin.
This cocktail comes from bar manager Mike Smith at The Imperial in Sanford, FL. Nothing beats a classic whiskey smash, it’s easy to make and light enough to sip all year-long. The use of Palm Ridge Reserve adds a spicy note to the cooling fresh mint.
This cocktail comes from lead bartender Jillian Cohen at Blackbird Ordinary in Miami, FL. The fresh citrus adds tartness to brighten up the rum while a hint of coconut gives it a tropical layer. This interesting mix is really brought together with a touch of sea salt.
This cocktail comes from Beverage Director, Kurt Rogers at Sidecar in Jacksonville, FL. Manifest’s crisp potato vodka gets a tropical infusion of pineapple from the Tepache, a slightly fermented pineapple drink commonly sold on the streets of Mexico. Any sweetness from the fruit is tempered with a blend of bitters, adding an intensifying herbal essence finished with a spicy bite.
Bringing these fresh, Florida-inspired cocktails to your menu this fall will keep your guests raising their flags for more!