Ketel One Vodka Presents Autumn Themed Cocktails

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The first day of fall came and went yesterday, and that’s a decent excuse for a cocktails.

It’s up to you whether you consider vodka an autumnal spirit, but Ketel One certainly does. So, they sent over a stack of autumn or fall cocktails. This time of year you can run those seasonal concepts, but I’ve learned the hard way that “Back to School Cocktail Recipes” just doesn’t work.

See below for the Ketel One Daylight, Ketel One Fumbles and Foliage, Ketel One Rosemary’s Baby, Ketel One Midnight Sour and Ketel One Pumpkin Pie featuring Ketel One Vodka’s Base and Oranje and Citroen flavors. 

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KETEL ONE DAYLIGHT

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Ketel One Vodka
  • 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. fresh orange juice
  • ½ oz. rosemary maple simple syrup  

Preparation: Build in wine glass over ice. Stir for 10 seconds. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a dusting of cracked black pepper.  

Rosemary Maple Simple Syrup

  • 16 oz. Grade B maple syrup
  • 4 oz. water
  • 9 rosemary sprigs

Bring maple syrup and water to a boil, add rosemary, remove from heat, cool, strain)    

KETEL ONE FUMBLES & FOLIAGE

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ oz. Ketel One Vodka
  • 1 oz. Pimms #1
  • ¼ oz. allspice dram liqueur
  • 1 oz. fresh orange juice
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. ginger simple syrup  

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and a sprinkle of nutmeg.  

Ginger Simple Syrup:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3-4 large chunks peeled/sliced ginger

Bring sugar and water to a boil, remove from heat, cool, add ginger, blend and strain.

KETEL ONE ROSEMARY’S BABY

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Ketel One Citroen
  • ½ oz. Meyer lemon simple syrup
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 rosemary sprig club soda

Preparation: Muddle rosemary and lemon simple syrup in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel and rosemary sprig.  

KETEL ONE MIDNIGHT SOUR

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Ketel One Oranje
  • ¾ oz. vanilla bean simple syrup
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 drops fig bitters
  • 3 drops mole bitters  

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with a float of red wine port.  

Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup:

  • 1 quart water
  • 1 quart sugar
  • 10 vanilla beans

Bring water and sugar to a boil, add vanilla beans and split open, remove from heat, cool, remove vanilla pods.

KETEL ONE PUMPKIN PIE

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Ketel One Oranje
  • 1 bar spoon of pumpkin pie mix
  • .5 oz. honey syrup
  • .5 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and double strain into a martini glass.