This cocktail is perfect for any Holiday party. It only takes 5 min to make, will serve 6 of your guests, and is so tasty!
Bottle of Prosecco, chilled
6oz. of Apple Cider
2 Tbsp. of Orange Liqueur
2 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup
Rosemary Sprigs for Garnish
Combine apple cider, orange liqueur and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake. Pour mixture into champagne flutes and top with the chilled Prosecco.
Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!
All photos by Kelsey Butler
Founder Naomi Seifter started her wildly popular health food and drink concept Picnik in 2013 in a shipping container on Austin’s South Lamar Boulevard. It quickly became the go-to spot for grabbing to-go gluten-free breakfast and lunch items, butter coffee, and bone broth. She opened her first brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2016, and it’s now a buzzing spot from the sunny morning breakfast (the harvest hash with change your life) to the dimly lit cocktail hour. We took a seat at the bar to learn the secrets to their low sugar take on a margarita.
Wearing our Tye earrings in black, bartender Taylor Trees mixed up the tasty concoction. When it comes to cocktail ingredients at Picnik, they take the same approach as they do with food when it comes to sourcing the most fresh and clean ingredients, like potato vodkas and gins paired with muddled fruits and herbs and a house-simple syrup made from pure maple syrup and raw, local honey. And, keeping things seasonal is a priority. Think warm citrus, spiced butternut and maple for fall and winter, and bright berries and herbs for spring and summer. Cheers for this margarita (which is always in season in Austin)!
– 2 oz Organic Blanco Tequila
– 1/4 oz Raw Honey
– 1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
– 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
– 1/2 oz of your favorite seasonal fruit pureé (Acai, Strawberry, Pomegranate, Mango)
– Pink Himalayan Salt
– Lime Wedge
Combine tequila, raw honey, orange juice, lime juice, and fruit puree into a mixing glass or tin. Add ice, top with shaker tin, and shake for approx. 6 seconds, until properly mixed and diluted. Over ice, strain liquid into an ice filled rocks glass, garnished with Pink Himalayan Salt and a Lime Wedge.
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The most festive Fall drinks we’ve found: The Caramel Apple Moscow Mule. It’s so easy and so good!
1.5 oz caramel vodka (you can buy it pre-made or infuse your own)
0.5 oz lime juice
3.5 oz. apple cider
4 oz. ginger beer
Combine all ingredients in a copper mug with ice. Garnish with apple slice and/or caramel cubes.
All photos by Kelsey Butler
I am a big fan of everything McGuire Moorman Hospitality (MMH) does. From the clever interior design to the delicious menus at each of their five restaurants, stepping into one of their spaces is a quick dose of creative inspiration. I sat down with Daisy Ryan, the Assistant Beverage Director for the group, to chat cocktails, summer brews, and easy breezy summer style. She rocked the Katie Kime lemons top and skirt on the porch of one of my go-to lunch spots, Josephine House. It looked like it was made for this sunny California girl who worked at top restaurants like Thomas Keller’s Per Se before moving to Austin to work for MMH. After sipping Daisy’s “Tequila Cobbler,” I know exactly what I will be serving this 4th of July. Cheers!
Our Apple Cocktail with Thyme is perfect for fall weather and will become a staple Thanksgiving cocktail. Since it’s not quite chilly enough in Austin, TX to cozy up next to a roaring fire or don our favorite cold weather wear, we’ll have to make it feel and taste like fall. What’s more deliciously autumn than apple infused brandy, thyme, and the rustic notes of whiskey? Try out the KK approved Apple Thyme Cocktail!
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In a cocktail mixer shake:
1 double shot of whiskey,
1 double shot of apple brandy,
1 single shot of thyme simple syrup,
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Strain over ice
Garnish with an apple slice and sprig of thyme
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Cheers to a chillier, apple brandy filled fall & winter!
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