We keep being reminded why our dismissive list of things to look forward to in the fall may have been short-sighted! As one of us went to college in the Adirondack Mountains, I guess we forgot how beautiful the changing leaves can be. Maybe it’s because we’ve lived in LA for so long, where the leaves seem to only be changing from green to dead. Or maybe there’s still a little part of us that’s jealous of the folks who just have to leave (get it?) their front door to see the reds, oranges, and yellows that cover the landscape in color. Either way, leaf peeping is definitely something everyone should try once.
With that in mind, The Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York, with Zachary Blair, their resident mixologist, have created the Ebenezer Emmons. Emmons was the first man to name the Adirondacks, and the drink that carries his name really evokes the traditional New England Fall aura. It gives you the cranberry and apple flavors that the region is known for (Johnny Appleseed grew up a few miles east of the Adirondacks!), while also giving you a little bite both with celery and cranberry bitters. It’s a really well crafted cocktail – check your new Flavor Bibles if you don’t believe us! Either way, the Whiteface Lodge has found the perfect way to round out your leaf-peeping visit by bringing great flavors into an otherwise visual experience.
Here’s the recipe –
2oz Bison Grass Vodka
2oz Apple Juice
Dash of Celery and Cranberry Bitters
Splash of Lemon Juice
Splash of Simple Syrup.
Garnish with Celery and Cranberries
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