The arrival of cold weather and short days is a bit of a bummer. Noah O’Neill, bartender at Tannin in Okemos, created the Fall Back to perk up patrons’ spirits.

Cocktail Ingredients:
—2.5 oz. Wathen’s single-barrel bourbon
—1 oz. Luxardo apricot liqueur
—1 oz. Stirrings ginger
—0.5 oz . Red Viper syrup (see below)
—Peach garnish (see below)

Red Viper Syrup Ingredients:
—1 ghost pepper
—1 chipotle pepper
—Fresh ginger to taste
—Jamaican allspice to taste
—1 cup sugar
—5 cups water  

Peach Garnish Ingredients:
—Peach slices
—Blackberry cordial
—Bourbon Barrel Foods bourbon-smoked sugar

Red Viper Syrup Directions:

1. Boil the concoction until liquid is reduced by half (about 10 minutes).
2. Cool

Cocktail Directions:

1. Pour ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake.
2. Serve in a rocks glass with peach garnish floating on top, sugar side up (see below). (Makes enough for about 100 drinks.)

Peach Garnish Directions:

1. Slice peaches.
2. Lightly drizzle with cordial and dust with the sugar.
3. Use a kitchen blow-torch to caramelize the sugar.
4. Place on top 

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Courtesy of Two James Spirits

A unique mix of bitters creates a treat for the senses in this seasonal sip from Corktown’s Two James Spirits. While typically busy hosting tours and private events or slinging craft cocktails in its tasting room, the distillery’s team has shifted its efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. It’s been producing hand sanitizer for hospitals, police and fire departments across the Detroit metro, while lifting spirits with creative curbside cocktail kits.

INGREDIENTS

 

Where it all began—the heart of the exotic cocktail as enjoyed for centuries in Jamaica. One of sour (lime juice), two of sweet (demerara sugar), three of strong (fine Jamaican rum), four of weak (some ice). Plus five of spice to make it nice (allspice and bitters).

In a cocktail shaker combine the following ingredients:

• 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

• 3/4 oz. Demerara simple syrup*

• 1/4 oz. St. Elizabeth's Allspice Dram

• 3 oz. Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Rare Blend

• 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

DIRECTIONS:

 

A mispour transforms one of its most popular drinks into an Iron Fish classic.