As we lead into fall, we’re swapping out herb-and-citrus-heavy beverages with savory sippers to match the crisp cool evenings and shorter days harvest season brings upon us. The First Leaf at Towne House Restaurant is just the cocktail to welcome this new season. Crafted using Four Roses Bourbon, the drink is smooth with a kiss of sweetness, however, powerful aromas of organic apple cider are the drink’s most prominent characteristic, balanced by the addition of sage—fall’s quintessential herb—to add depth. If this is your season, The First Leaf is bound to be your newest cocktail obsession.
Make your own with 2 oz. bourbon, ½ oz.lemon juice, 1 ½ oz. organic apple cider, ½ oz. maple syrup, one apple slice, a cinnamon stick, and a sage leaf. Combine the bourbon, lemon juice, apple cider, and maple syrup into a glass. Then, add ice and shake until mixed and chilled. Pour into a bucket glass and garnish with the apple slice, cinnamon stick, and sage leaf. Voila! Happy Fall!
Towne House Restaurant at Wine and Roses
2505 W. Turner Rd. Lodi, CA. 95242