Embrace Autumn With These Apple and Whisky Cocktails

Depending on who you ask, crisp air and leaves turning to shades of yellow, orange, and red mean either apple season or whisky season. But why not both? “Apples are a lovely natural pairing for whisky,” says New York City bartender Jonah Dill-D’Ascoli. “The natural honey, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, and other sweeter barrel notes play beautifully with the flavor of apples—grandma’s apple pie or state fair caramel apples, anyone?” Whether you prefer scotch, bourbon, or even Japanese whisky, the sweet-tart flavors of autumn apples make a perfect companion.

Autumn’s Fire

Perfect for fall, this blended scotch cocktail incorporates apple, lemon, ginger, and a kick of chipotle.

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Chouyan Sour

This twist on the Jack Rose cocktail uses Japanese whisky and smoky grenadine for a unique fall flavor.

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All Falls Down

Taking its name from the Kanye West song, this bourbon-based cocktail celebrates the transition from summer to autumn.

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Boots With the Fur

Stack up the fall flavor with apple-finished whiskey, apple brandy, and an apple garnish in this cocktail.

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Suffering Bastard

This summery cocktail, featuring blended scotch and navy strength gin, is well-balanced and easy to make.

A Collins-type glass containing crushed ice and what appears could be the ingredients in a Long Pig cocktail—blended scotch, orgeat syrup, fresh lemon juice, garnished with a mint sprig and a dash of bitters, and a bright yellow-orange straw—rests atop what appears to be a dark stone-like surface next to a metal jigger and more mint leaves.
A Collins-type glass containing crushed ice and what appears could be the ingredients in a Long Pig cocktail—blended scotch, orgeat syrup, fresh lemon juice, garnished with a mint sprig and a dash of bitters, and a bright yellow-orange straw—rests atop what appears to be a dark stone-like surface next to a metal jigger and more mint leaves.

Long Pig

Nutty orgeat, fresh mint, and lively lemon give this easy-to-make blended scotch cocktail a tiki vibe.