Fall is here and after spending the weekend driving through a few Colorado mountain towns and the scenic byways to see the Aspen trees changing color, I decided to try a few combinations with an Autumn twist.
The Aspens remind me of oranges, lemons and honey, and I could picture whiskey being popular with the men who probably worked in this old mine.
If you are unfamiliar with the “Smash” cocktails, they are fruity, icy concoctions that highlight the best of cocktail season.
1 1/2 oz Crown Royal
1/4 oz limoncello
1 1/2 tsp apricot jam
4 -5 sage leaves
big squeeze of fresh lemon
tonic water or club soda
Add first 5 ingredients to shaker. Shake hard to mix the jam. Pour into glass with ice. Top with your choice of tonic or club soda.