Fall officially starts on Sept. 23, but most of us have already been dreaming about wearing sweaters and picking out apples at the farmers market. To help us make the seasonal transition, True Food Kitchen’s beverage director, Jon Augustin, shares an autumnal cocktail recipe that recently debuted on the restaurant’s new fall menu.
True Food Kitchen uses Old Forester Bourbon, but Augustin says you can use any bourbon that you prefer. While preparing, he advises shaking the cocktail shaker hard to get a nice layer of froth on the top before pouring into the glass.
And when it comes to garnishes, Luxardo cherries are worth the splurge. They’re dense and chewy with a sweet, but tart taste and have no resemblance to the maraschino cherries that many bars serve. You can pick up a jar at Total Wine or Whole Foods.
Apple Gold Rush – True Food Kitchen
.5 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. honey syrup (made by heating equal parts honey and hot water)
1 oz. apple juice
1.5 oz. Old Forester Bourbon
1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker
2. Add ice. Shake vigorously.
3. Pour into rocks glass.
4. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.