Cocktails to Celebrate the Fall Equinox
September 19, 2019 – The Fall or Autumnal Equinox occurs on Monday, September 23 this year. It marks the time when the length of the day and the length of the night are almost equal. This occurs at 3:50 a.m. on the east coast or 12:50 a.m. on the west coast. So you can either toast Summer’s departure on Sunday or welcome Fall on Monday and since we have two special cocktails, why not do both?
We can always count on Bacardi to come up with something that is season appropriate and the cocktails below capture the mood of Fall foliage, crisp evenings and glowing fireplaces. Designed for the home bartender, these refined cocktails are a great complement to the many upcoming holiday celebrations spent with family and friends, one delicious sip at a time.
2.5 parts Bacardi Reserva Ocho
0.25 parts sugar syrup (simple syrup)
1 part freshly-pressed apple juice
2 dashes orange bitters
Method: Build over ice rocks until perfectly diluted. Float apple juice last. Garnish with an apple slice.
Star of Autumn
1.5 parts Facundo Neo
1 part Laird’s Applejack
0.25 part Maple Syrup
0.25 part lemon juice
Apple wheel (Green or Granny Smith) for garnish
Method: Shake all ingredients with plenty of ice. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a thin apple wedge or curled apple peel.