If sugar and spice and everything nice is what little girls are made of, cinnamon spice with a shot or two of vodka is what those ladies are made of when they turn 25 or so, especially now that Kahlua is slinging a cinnamon-spiked label. The new liqueur is geared toward the fall-beverage market, if pumpkin cocktails are not your thing, a hit or two of this makes for a good substitute (same goes for those of you who aren’t fans of eggnog – keep a bottle of this around during the Christmas season if you aren’t a fan of the holiday classic).
There are plenty of options to mix up with this stuff, including a cocktail that was inspired by all those trips to the apple orchard. Mixologist Lynnette Marrero came up with this one and yes, one of the ingredients is apple BUTTER. Drool.
Zócalo Sidra (cider)
1 oz Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice
3/4 oz Lemon juice
1 1/2 oz Martell Vs Cognac
2 barspoons apple butter
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Place all ingredients in a shaker. Shake and strain into a couple glass garnish with cinnamon stick.