Cocktail of the Week: Autumn Smash

A zingy cocktail to drink right now

It's Spirits Month! Get in on all the booze-filled fun.

Brown-liquor cocktails. Fresh apple cider in every market.

To us, these are the indications that fall is underway, and this cocktail celebrates both in all their glory.

We find that a rich, dark rum is the perfect match for crisp cider. Fresh lemon juice and orange bitters punch up the flavor, while amaro, that classic Italian aperitif, cuts the sweetness, leaving a spicy and slightly bitter flavor in its place. Topping it off with ginger beer adds just the right amount of spice for a cocktail that embodies the season.

Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Cocktail Of The Week: Autumn Smash
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Learn to make a cocktail with rum, amaro and ginger beer. 
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
1
cocktail
Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • ½ ounce amaro (such as Nonino Amaro)
  • ¼ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • Ginger beer, to top
  • Lemon twist, for garnish
Directions
  1. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine the rum, amaro, lemon juice, bitters and apple cider. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe. Top with the ginger beer and garnish with a lemon twist.
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