The Autumn Orchard- A Toast to the Season
PUBLISHED ON: 12.02.2010
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
Recipe from Ted Kilgore, head bartender at Taste by Niche in St. Louis
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
2 lime slices
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.
Mmmmmmm I have the cognac and the cointreau but I will have to rush out and buy the other ingredients. Diane
Woo hoo! I bet a couple of these would help take the edge off my cold 😉
So yummy 🙂
I love everything that's in there! I'd love one!
I love your timely cocktail posts! This is another beauty!
From the Kitchen
I feel warm just reading about it–of course, I want to sip it as well.Best,Bonnie
The Food Hound
I no longer need an excuse to try pear liquor!! YUM!!
Anything with Calvados is delicious but this mixture sounds absolutely divine.
Wow – that packsa warming punch. Calvados tipped my hand – love the stuff!
I can taste that from here!!! Time to push the margaritas to the side…
This sounds delightful with apple brandy and pear liqueur. Excellent drink!
That would do it!
Now you're talking! This looks fabulous for the season!
That sounds great! Ideal for the weekend evening 🙂
A Canadian Foodie
That sounds absolutely delicious… and, I hate to admit it, but I have them all here!:)Valerie
The Rowdy Chowgirl
You have the best drink recipes! This looks wonderful.
this is a thing of beauty
mmmm, i could seriously go for one of these about now!
I think if I drink one of these I won't worry about the food.Mimi
From Beyond My Kitchen Window
Wow , this one looks like it would warm up your bones on a cold night. Sounds delicious.
chow and chatter
oh la la you so need a cocktail app 🙂
Looks divine! I'm having guests for the weekend and these will be perfect! Cheers!
This one is a real winner, Velva! Gosh I wish I was a neighbor of yours!!(I'm loving this cooler weather, are you?)
This looks so good! I need a few right now:) I has been one of those weeks.
T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
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?
I'll be ready for one of these at 5pm. This week has kicked my butt!
We Are Not Martha
This sounds so perfectly citrusy and delicious 🙂 And now it's Friday! Whoo hoo! :)Sues
This reminds me that I definitely definitely definitely don't make enough mixed drinks. So many delicious fall flavors!
Oh lovely!! Mmm, I can imagine how wonderful this is with the pear. Delish! 🙂
super ! such a mix !
La Bella Cooks
Ohhh! Yes please! What an incredible mix of warming flavors.
This cocktail warms me up just thinking about it! What a great combination of fall/winter flavors. A definite winner.
That sounds delicious!
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 .
I've been wanting to try pear liquor. The color is fabulous!
ohmy doesn't this sounds wonderful! Beautiful photo.
Sounds seriously fruity! 🙂
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!
Love a good party drink – and this looks and sounds like a swooner! 🙂 Love the photo!
Oh wow!, if I weren't pregnant….
Velva you must have a large liquor cabinet!