Welcome to the first day of autumn! The equinox is that special time in the calendar when the length of day and night are exactly equal across all the globe. This only happens at the beginning of spring and now, at autumn. From here on out in the northern hemisphere, our nights will be longer than our days as we slide into autumn and winter.
With that in mind, here is a cocktail from Chad Robinson made just for the season.
1½ oz Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin
1 oz Cocci Americano vermouth
½ oz Fall shrub*
Sage and sliced apple garnish
Combine all ingredients in a shaker of ice, and strain into a rocks glass with one or two large cubes. Garnish with an apple slice and a leaf of sage.
Fuji apples, Bartlett pears, canned pumpkin, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice, turbinado sugar, apple cider vinegar.
Courtesy Chad Robinson.