Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Autumn Orchard- A Toast to the Season

It's Thursday.  I want to make sure that you are prepared for the weekend with something that is going to warm you from head to toe.  What is really special about this cocktail is that it can be paired with foods such as hearty meats and cheeses.

This cocktail is a mixture of Calvados, Cognac, pear liqueur, Cointreau, with a few dashes of aromatic bitters, and fresh lime juice.  It is a wonderful companion to the cool autumn season.



 The Autumn Orchard
Makes 2
Recipe from Ted Kilgore, head bartender at Taste by Niche in St. Louis


Ingredients:
1/4 cup Cognac (such as Camus VS)
1/4 cup Calvados (apple brandy)
2 tablespoons Cointreau or other orange liqueur
2 tablespoons pear liqueur (such as Rothman and Winter or Mathilde)
4-1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Ice cubes
2 lime slices

Directions:
Mix first 6 ingredients in a cocktail shaker.  Add ice.  Cover and shake vigorously 20 times.  Strain between 2 coupe glasses.  Float lime slices on top and serve.

Enjoy!
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41 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmmmm I have the cognac and the cointreau but I will have to rush out and buy the other ingredients. Diane

Kim said...

Woo hoo! I bet a couple of these would help take the edge off my cold ;-)

Rumana Rawat said...

So yummy :)

Dishesdone said...

I love everything that's in there! I'd love one!

Design Wine and Dine said...

I love your timely cocktail posts! This is another beauty!

From the Kitchen said...

I feel warm just reading about it--of course, I want to sip it as well.

Best,
Bonnie

The Food Hound said...

I no longer need an excuse to try pear liquor!! YUM!!

Karen Harris said...

Anything with Calvados is delicious but this mixture sounds absolutely divine.

Claudia said...

Wow - that packsa warming punch. Calvados tipped my hand - love the stuff!

UrMomCooks said...

I can taste that from here!!! Time to push the margaritas to the side...

5 Star Foodie said...

This sounds delightful with apple brandy and pear liqueur. Excellent drink!

The Japanese Redneck said...

That would do it!

TKW said...

Now you're talking! This looks fabulous for the season!

Sanchita Karmakar said...

That sounds great! Ideal for the weekend evening :)

A Canadian Foodie said...

That sounds absolutely delicious... and, I hate to admit it, but I have them all here!
:)
Valerie

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

You have the best drink recipes! This looks wonderful.

Jennifurla said...

this is a thing of beauty

teresa said...

mmmm, i could seriously go for one of these about now!

Mimi said...

I think if I drink one of these I won't worry about the food.
Mimi

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow , this one looks like it would warm up your bones on a cold night. Sounds delicious.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh la la you so need a cocktail app :-)

Marguerite said...

Looks divine! I'm having guests for the weekend and these will be perfect! Cheers!

Barbara said...

This one is a real winner, Velva! Gosh I wish I was a neighbor of yours!!

(I'm loving this cooler weather, are you?)

Raina said...

This looks so good! I need a few right now:) I has been one of those weeks.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

What I wouldn't give to attend one of your cocktail parties! I just got a bottle of Absolut Brooklyn - flavored with red apple and ginger. Any ideas on a great recipe?

Hungry Dog said...

I'll be ready for one of these at 5pm. This week has kicked my butt!

We Are Not Martha said...

This sounds so perfectly citrusy and delicious :) And now it's Friday! Whoo hoo! :)

Sues

Joanne said...

This reminds me that I definitely definitely definitely don't make enough mixed drinks. So many delicious fall flavors!

RamblingTart said...

Oh lovely!! Mmm, I can imagine how wonderful this is with the pear. Delish! :-)

pansy said...

super ! such a mix !

Bridgett said...

Ohhh! Yes please! What an incredible mix of warming flavors.

Lori said...

This cocktail warms me up just thinking about it! What a great combination of fall/winter flavors. A definite winner.

Susan Fields said...

That sounds delicious!

tasteofbeirut said...

I used to always have a bottle of Calvados in my pantry that I would use when baking; this cocktail to me sounds like a wonderful interplay of flavors and like you say, perfect for a chilly night while at home .

theUngourmet said...

I've been wanting to try pear liquor. The color is fabulous!

Lea Ann said...

ohmy doesn't this sounds wonderful! Beautiful photo.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Sounds seriously fruity! :)

Kathleen said...

Oh Velva I sooo wish we lived near each other! I would totally insist on us being BF's!!!! Girls nite would have the best cocktails!

Vickie said...

Love a good party drink - and this looks and sounds like a swooner! :) Love the photo!

Abbey said...

Oh wow!, if I weren't pregnant....

LaDivaCucina said...

Velva you must have a large liquor cabinet!

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