If you read my post earlier this week on how to style a bar, it’ll come as no surprise that I love making cocktails. I particularly love when a cocktail inspiration results in me discovering something new. Which is exactly what happened this week. I discovered persimmons. Have you tried them? I must admit, I’m a little embarrassed by my ignorance of persimmons. Having tried them I can now confidently say that they are one of new favourite autumn fruits – vibrant, sweet and delicious. And the perfect addition to a fall cocktail.
Fall’s sudden and somewhat abrupt appearance has me craving all things warm and cozy. And while it’s the season of pumpkin and spices, I’m mixing things up with a lemon and ginger mezcal cocktail.
Lemons may not be the first ingredients to come to mind for a fall inspired cocktail, but they offer a freshness that pairs perfectly with the heat of ginger and smokiness of Mezcal. Although both tequila and mezcal come from the agave plant, the flavour profile is distinctly different.
I have been meaning to make a Frosé all summer long, a delicious adult slushie made with Rosé, and while summer’s end is nearing (I’m sorry, but it is!), I figure it’s better late than never, right? Frosé isn’t your last minute, whip it together kind of cocktail, but it is delicious and worth the little bit of effort. And bonus: it can me made and left in the freezer for those hot summer nights or when friends pop by unexpectedly, the alcohol keeps it from freezing solid, so it’s ready when needed.