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Fall Spice Cordial Recipe


Fall Spice Cordial - Navan Vanilla Liqueur

Fall Spice Cordial

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This Fall Spice Cordial is an amazing drink with a little spice and a little chill with a lot of flavor that is ideal for chilly autumn nights.

The fascinating ingredient here is the chipotle-orange syrup (recipe below), which has a tang, kick and sweetness rolled into one and it plays very nicely against a premium bourbon and the soothing taste of the vanilla.

You can find this cocktail, along with 59 other spicy cocktails, in Kara Newman's book Spice & Ice (2009, Chronicle Books LLC).
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Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Mix together all ingredients except for the orange peel.
  2. Shake together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with the orange peel.

Chipotle-Orange Syrup

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and add the chipotle pepper and orange peel.
  3. Cover and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain with a fine-mesh sieve and add the sugar.
  4. Return to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  6. Pour the syrup into a container and keep in the refrigerator.

Recipe Courtesy: Spice & Ice, by Kara Newman

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