When the seasons change, our cocktail taste buds follow suit: Summer temps make us crave light, fruit-filled flavors, and chilly autumn evenings leave us yearning for warm, holiday-scented bevvies. Since fall’s just about ready to creep its way into the Bay, it only makes sense that we be proactive and prep our palates for the switchover now.
To ensure that you serve only the best seasonal concoctions to your houseguests (or, hey, pour it all for yourself!), we tapped master mixologist Dominic Alling of Beretta to get the scoop on the next incarnation of fall libations. Whether you fancy yourself aged bourbon, whiskey, or a wine-based aperitif, we have four recipes that will help get your sweater weather started off right. Now, let’s get shaking.
Photographed by Ashley Batz