5 mix it up with Seasonal flair

Fall-inspired flair

Autumn flavours evoke crisp golden weekends and harvest tables…no wonder we love them so much! This fall, celebrate with herbs, spices, cranberries, apples and pears.  Share your #LCBOMixItUp cocktail on Instagram and Facebook.

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Smoky Fall Fruit Sangria

Crisp, in-season fruits impart a burst of fresh tastes that match perfectly with the smoky tones of a whisky-based cocktail. Enjoy them as a garnish or right in the glass. 

Step 1

Toss ½ chopped apple, pear and plum into a pitcher or resealable container. Pour in a 375 mL bottle of red wine. Cover and let those flavours infuse overnight in the fridge. 

Step 2

The fruit-infused wine mixture will keep well in the fridge for a few days. Just before serving, stir in ½ 355 mL can of carbonated or sparkling water.

Step 3

Then, add ¼ cup whisky or vodka, 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice, and 1 oz simple syrup (optional) to wine mixture.

Step 4

Before serving, ladle sangria, including fruit, into an ice-filled rocks glass. This recipe makes 2½ cups for 4 to 6 servings. Sangria will keep well, covered and refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Spirits to use in this cocktail

How to add seasonal rosemary flavour
Step 1

A rosemary garnish is an excellent addition to a cocktail, especially when you use a sprig to create smoky flavour in the glass. 

Step 2

Use a culinary torch or barbecue lighter to singe the tip of a fresh rosemary sprig until it smokes very slightly.

Step 3

Place it tip down in a heatproof glass just before adding your cocktail.

More whisky cocktails

Take advantage of the season's best ingredients by mixing them into these creative concoctions by local bartenders.

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Shake up

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