Five Must-Try Fall Cocktails in Baltimore
The tastes and aromas of the fall season conjure up images of crisp fall days, mounds of apples, and spices galore. Many of our favorite spots around town are switching up their cocktail offerings to include ones that say goodbye to summer and and welcome in this cooler weather. Check out five of our local favorites.
American Trilogy at Rye: With prominent apple, caramel and coffee tones, this beverage brings many of the coveted flavors of fall to the glass. Featuring Rittenhouse rye, Laird’s applejack, brown sugar syrup and orange peel, enjoy this drink on the rocks ($9; 807 South Broadway; 443-438-3296).
Ginger Mojito at Willow: This new Baltimore-based resaurant and bar boasts a crave-worthy cocktail list. The fall highlight in our minds is the ginger mojito made with ginger rum, muddled mint, lime juice, ginger-orange syrup, and club soda, that brings a spicy kick to the classic beverage ($10, 811 S. Broadway, 443-835-4086).
Hot Toddy at Yellow Dog: Autumn, to many, is a back-to-basics kind of season, and the quintessential hot toddy satisfies all of those urges. Made with simply hot apple cider and Castillo rum and served in a glass coffee mug, this beverage is sure to warm you up on a crisp fall day ($7; 700 South Potomac St.; 410-342-0280).
Kiwi Kismet at RA Sushi: This fall, RA is mixing freshly-muddled kiwi, Kai Lemongrass Vodka, sweet sparkling sake, and fresh lime and pineapple juices to make a light and slightly sweet cocktail that is a great transition beverage as the temperatures slowly drop. This cocktail is only available in conjunction with the Kiwi Scallops Sashimi Plate but the pair together are a perfect match ($18 for both; 390 Lancaster St.; 410-522-3200).
Lion’s Tail at Bad Decisions: The cocktails at this Fell’s Point bar are not for the faint of heart, but we highly suggest testing out the Lion’s Tail if you are looking for a true nod to the season’s flavors. Dominated by the delicious spice of St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram this beverage is mixed with Evan Williams Kentucky straight bourbon whisky, angostura bitters, and a splash of lime ($8; 1928 Fleet St.; 410-979-5161).