Few things make an Arizonan happier than the start of fall. Summer is officially over and those scarves can be pulled out of storage and we can start dining outdoors (soon, anyway). El Chorro in Paradise Valley is marking the start of the season with its brand-new lineup of fall cocktails–and they were kind enough to share recipes with us. Get your shakers ready along with those scarves.
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2 oz. Figenza Fig Vodka
7 mint leaves
Slice of orange
Splash of soda water
In a glass, muddle the mint leaves and orange slice together to release juices and essential oils. Add ice to the glass. Pour Figenza vodka over the ice and top with a splash of soda water.
2 oz. Tanqueray 10 Gin
1 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Juice of ¼ fresh lemon
Shaker with ice
Pour gin into shaker over ice. Add St. Germain and lemon juice. Shake and serve in a chilled martini glass with a lemon peel for garnish.
1.5 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
½ oz. Licor 43
½ oz. Cream
½ oz. Kahlua
Glass with ice
Pour bourbon and Licor 43 over ice. Next, add Kahlua. Finish by pouring the cream over the top to float.
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