Leaves are beginning to fall, nights are shorter, and the chill in the air is absolutely in sync with the seasons! This cocktail is a variation on the classic old fashioned, incorporating some apple & spices, and also swapping out the classic whiskey foundation for the spice-laden Aquavit — Private Reserve. It’s smooth, simple & delicious. This drink is also available as a cocktail kit, if you prefer to enjoy it at home without putting in the work!
Fall Fashioned (aka Holiday Old Fashioned)
Muddle apple, simple & bitters together, then add aquavit. Stir ingredients with ice for at least 20 seconds in mixing glass. Strain into rocks glass over ice, then garnish with an apple slice or a cocktail cherry.
Pitcher Recipe (for 8 drinks):
If you want to make these in bulk in a pitcher, you can simply multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you’re aiming to make, and add 1.25 oz of water for each one. Then, you can skip the shaking! Serve over fresh ice – it’s best not to put ice into the pitcher, as it will further dilute the drink. As you probably know, part of a great cocktail is a bit of dilution, so that water helps bring everything together and balance it all out. Below is a recipe for a pitcher of 8 drinks:
Muddle apple, simple & bitters together, then add aquavit & water. Strain into a pitcher. Serve over fresh ice & garnish with an apple slice or a cocktail cherry.