When the weather turns we usually stop sipping on spritzes and lean more toward the warm-me-up spirits.
Below are a few we'd recommend for moments that are distinct to this time of year: when we're not yet in the thick of fall, but summer is more or less well and done.
After a brisk evening walk, when you shivered just a little bit on the way home:
|An excellent sipping bourbon that delivers big warmth||Amaro for flavors both relaxing, and complex|
When lighting a fire after dark for the aroma of wood-smoke as much as for the heat:
|An abundance of smoky aroma and flavor||Big spicy rye flavor that's the perfect accompaniment to campfire|
To wrap your fingers around something warm while sitting outside on a leisurely, blustery day:
|Pour a little into your coffee to amp it up all around||Make a gin hot toddy with honey, hot water, a cinnamon stick, and in this case, orange instead of lemon, which will complement the botanicals.|
For something new, surprising, and delicious to share while watching the game with friends:
|Warms while sipping, but stellar in mixed drinks, too||A micro-distillery with an award-winning whiskey, for those in the know|
For mixing unique cocktails on a bright, autumn-esque day:
|Peppery flavor and a gorgeous hue makes this a terrific bottle to have on hand for shoulder season||This vodka's chile flavor brings heat to both the palate and the body|