Sip Fall By The Glassful With Windsor's Fresh New Cocktails
Forget pumpkin spice whatever, cocktail lovers Valley wide know that the fall doesn't kick off until Windsor rolls out its seasonal cocktail menu, brimming with the bold, hearty flavors of autumn. Windsor is serving up four all-new handcrafted seasonal cocktails. Known simply as Cocktail No. 36, 40, 77 and 83, each drink has been custom designed by Brent Karlicek, the Beverage Director for Windsor's parent company Upward Projects (Postino WineCafé, Federal Pizza and Joyrode Taco House). Please see Karlicek's notes below.
Cocktail No. 36 (Kentucky Bourbon, Dolin Rouge Vermouth, Iconic Spiced Honey, Lustau Sherry, Spiced Honey Lolipop Garnish)
"#36 is a riff on the classic Manhattan, bolstered by locally-made Iconic Cocktail Co. Spiced Honey Syrup, along with Oloroso and PX Sherries, which add complex notes of Plum Jam, Maple, and Tobacco."
Cocktail No. 40 (Dominican and Demerara Rums, Strawberry Syrup, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Sombra Mezcal, Fresh Lime Juice, Strawberry Garnish)
"#40 is just plain dreamy. Base spirits of pot still rum and mezcal are tempered by ripe strawberry syrup, along with Cocchi Barolo Chinato, which is based on the Nebbiolo grape, and crafted from a 120-year-old recipe. Infused with Quinine, Rhubarb, Ginger, Cardamom, Cocoa, and other aromatic spices, it's the Ferrari of Italian dessert wines."
Cocktail No. 77 (Kentucky Bourbon, Cutty Sark Scotch, Fernet Branca, Lime Juice, Iconic Ginger Syrup, Reeds Ginger Brew, Candied Ginger Garnish)
"#77 has roots in bartender Manny Pena's appreciation for Fernet Branca, and the complexity its' 27 secret ingredients bring to a libation."
Cocktail No. 83 (Chamomile-Infused Kentucky Bourbon, Gin, Lime Juice, House Mango Syrup, Reeds Ginger Brew, Luxardo Amaro, Mint Sprig Garnish)
"#83 was born from our love of infusing spirits with Chamomile-in this case Bourbon. Sharing the limelight with Gin, Mango, Ginger and Amaro (a not so bitter version made with Cardamom, Cinnamon, and Bitter Orange Peel), this cocktail is both layered and incredibly gulp-able."
Windsor is located at 5223 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012. Phone: 602-279-1111