September 28, 2023 — In anticipation of spooky szn, we’re sharing a bevy of spook-tacular cocktails courtesy of Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, the Brown-Forman spirit that honors the men and women who raise the barrels, The Pathfinder Hemp and Root, the zero-proof elixir shaking up the beverage world (sober AND non), and Bluebird Distilling, Phoenixville’s award-winning grain-to-glass craft distillery. From ghoulish garnishes to delectable fall flavors, imbibers can whip up these scary good recipes that are sure to cause a thrill.
Coopers’ Caramel Apple
Recipe courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Brown-Forman mixologist
- 1.5 oz. Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve
- 5 oz. Apple cider
- 1 oz. Caramel syrup (store-bought or homemade***)
Glassware: Irish coffee glass / glass mug
Instructions: Heat cider to the desired temperature, add bourbon and caramel syrup, pour into mug and garnish.
Garnish: Cinnamon sticks, apple slice
***Caramel Syrup recipe:
- .5 cup Butter
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
- .75 cup Whipping cream
Instructions: Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; add sugar and lemon juice, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture turns a caramel color. Gradually add whipping cream, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.
Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Brown-Forman mixologist
- 1.5 oz Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve
- 1 oz Campari
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Instructions: Stir with ice, strain, garnish with orange peel and serve over cube
Garnish: Orange peel
Grubby Bloody Hands
Courtesy of Kraig Rovensky for Life On Mars, Seattle WA
- .75 oz. The Pathfinder Hemp and Root
- .75 oz. Appleton signature
- .2 oz. Black strap
- .75 oz. Raspberry squid ink syrup
- .5 oz. Lemon
- 1 Egg white
Glassware: Pousse Café
Instructions: Double shake ingredients, double strain into glass.
Garnish: Angostura bitters art
- 1.5 oz Spiced Pumpkin Dark Rum
- .75 oz Cold Brew Syrup
- .75 oz Orgeat
- 3 dashes Chicory Pecan Bitters
Instructions: Shake all ingredients vigorously, and strain into glass.
Garnish: Dusting of pumpkin spice seasoning with festive stencil