Autumn will be upon us before you know it. Cool crisp nights, smokey bonfires, delicious whisky to warm you up. It’s also apple season! Such a great flavor for cocktails! The forbidden fruit. So tempting! Yum!

There’s something magical about the changing of the seasons. How one month can differ so much from another. Autumn is my favorite. To me it’s about new beginnings. There’s electricity in the air. A fresh start. It’s kind of magical don’t you think? I do! As many of you know I often name my cocktails after songs. A Kind of Magic is from none other than the amazing band Queen, So raise a glass , have my delicious cocktail ,look to the future and maybe something magical will happen to you! I have a feeling it will. Cheers!


1 oz Starward Nova Whisky

1 oz Boulard Calvados VSOP

.25 oz Compass Box Peat Monster Scotch

.5 oz lemon juice

.5 oz honey

3 dashes Barkeep Apple Bitters

1 tsp mix brown sugar and salt

1 sage leaf

1 Granny smith apple slice

Combine whisky,calvados,lemon and honey in a shaker tin. Shake with ice and strain over fresh ice in a double old-fashioned glass half rimmed with brown sugar and salt mixture.. Add apple bitters, Stir slightly. Pour scotch into a small atomizer and lightly mist the cocktail. Garnish with a slapped sprig of sage and granny smith apple slice.