DOTW: Falling Leaves

Posted by Anita on 10.06.06 7:13 AM

falling leaves (c)2006 AECSince tonight marks the beginning of Sukkot and the Chinese Autumn Moon festival, I suppose it’s futile to pretend that it’s not yet fall. Even though we live in a place where we don’t really see the leaves falling from the trees, all this rain makes it pretty obvious that Indian Summer is, at last, behind us.

This Audrey Saunders cocktail — a favorite of our Seattle crew — requires a bit of shopping, but the end result is well worth it. If you try it, I suspect that you’ll enjoy making it well into the holiday season.

Falling Leaves
1 oz. Clear Creek pear eau de vie
2 oz. Trimbach reisling
1/4 oz. honey syrup (equal parts of honey and water)
1/2 oz. Orange curacao
dash Peychaud bitters

Measure all ingredients into cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a whole piece of star anise.

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Comment by erin

Fabulous! You two are so great with the cocktails. On your rec, my husband I checked out Bourbon and Branch when we were in SF last weekend–despite the somewhat grumpy service from the hostess (our actual waitress was fine though) we really enjoyed our drinks. Have a great weekend!

Posted on 10.06.06 at 8:09AM

Comment by Anita

Thanks, Erin!

And glad to hear a more-positive report on Bourb&Brats.
But I think I need to go and edit the B&B post if you though I was recommending it. :D

Posted on 10.06.06 at 8:37AM

Comment by erin

you’re right–rereading the review I see that you definitely didn’t wholeheartedly endorse the place. I am nowhere near as knowledgable about cocktails as the two of you, and reading the review make it sound like an interesting (if not perfect) spot to check out.

Posted on 10.07.06 at 1:04PM

Comment by Sean

Nice pic! :-)

Posted on 10.08.06 at 10:07AM

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