Fall Flavor: Ann Arbor Mixologist Shares Recipe for Refreshment

. October 1, 2016.
Good-drink

If summer is all about fresh, fruity flavors — light beer, sangria, and whatever else keeps the palette cool — then fall is about embracing the changing weather. As the leaves turn, so do the spirits, to rums, whiskeys, and ciders taking center stage.

We asked Tammy Coxen, mixologist and owner/operator of Tammy’s Tastings, which provides cocktail classes and food workshops across Southeast Michigan, including at The Last Word in Ann Arbor, to share one of her original recipes, a drink she conjured up through experimentation.

“It’s a great cocktail for fall and it’s really flexible,” Tammy said. “Like many of my favorite recipes, it’s not a strict format, but rather more of a template. So depending on what you have available, you can substitute bourbon for whiskey or rum or some other dark spirit. You can really customize it and make it your own.”

pour

The Autumnal

  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Benedictine
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 2-3 dashes Bittercube Blackstrap bitters
  • Garnish: flamed orange peel

Combine ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake well strain into cocktail glass (coupe or martini) or serve on the rocks as desired. Garnish.

Tammy’s Tasting:
Cider Season class | Monday | October 17 | 7:30pm
at The Last Word | 301 W. Huron St. | $45
tammystastings.com

Trending

DIYpsi Champions Local Artists (and here’s a PLAYLIST)

DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All

Eighth Grade—Navigating Middle School Without Filters

If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.

August 2018—Biz Buzz

We’re keeping on an eye on what’s happening in local business. Find out more here!

The Mountain—’Spinning Dot Children’s Theater Company’ Premieres Play on Immigration

When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their