Falling in Love

The Falling in Love cocktail combines spices with bourbon and fruit juices for a drink that tastes and looks like fall. “You get warming spices and robust flavors that help keep you warm, but also make you feel at home,” says creator Cody Goldstein, founder of Muddling Memories and beverage consultant for Farmhouse Hospitality. Plus the drink replicates fall turning from summer (the light bottom) into more red and orange colors (the wine float).

INGREDIENTS

  • 1½ oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz chai-infused syrup (recipe below)
  • ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • ½ oz. pineapple juice
  • Red wine

DIRECTIONS

Add bourbon, chai syrup, and fruit juices to a shaker. Fill halfway with ice and shake for 5 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with one big rock. Float red wine on top.

How to make Chai-Infused Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 chai tea bag

Combine water and sugar in a pot over medium heat. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool. Add tea bag and refrigerate for 4 hours. Remove tea bag and keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week.

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