Brisk autumn days are here, which means it’s time to embrace cider and spice. Here, we round up a list of some of Philly’s most creative concoctions.
Apple cider is an undeniable staple of the fall season, and Autograph Brasserie takes it to new heights with their signature Smoke on the Cider cocktail. The drink is crafted with Applejack Brandy, Don Ciccio & Figli Nocino, Ardbeg 10 Year Scotch, honey, lime, apple cider, and black walnut bitters — a harmonious blend of ingredients you won’t soon forget. 503 W. Lancaster Ave., 610.964.2588, autographbrasserie.com
Not quite ready to bid summer farewell? Rouge has you covered with its autumnal twist on a summer classic. The traditional red wine aperitif features cranberry and seasonal spices, making it the perfect sangria to sip on a cool, fall night. 205 S. 18th St., 215.732.6622, rouge98.com
Pumpkin-flavored anything is hard to escape during this season and we say, why resist? And, with The Love’s Mule With No Name, you won’t want to. Pumpkin cider, Mezcal, Aperol and ginger combine to create a refreshing cocktail with a kick. 130 S. 18th St., 215.433.1555, theloverestaurant.com
This Midtown Village bar delivers a delectable array of signature cocktails, highlighting the relevant extracts of the season. Notes of spiced maple headline the Last Sunrise, fused with Courvoisier, Tamarind Cordial, persimmon, and lemon. 131 S. 13th St., 267.758.5372, charliewasasinner.com
Cozy up in University City at White Dog Cafe and savor the Honey Mule, a distinct blend of Faber vodka, ginger liqueur, honey, lime and ginger beer. Robust autumnal infusions are sure to warm you up on even the chilliest days the season has to offer. 3420 Sansom St., 215.386.9224, whitedog.com