Shaker & Spoon: November 2021 Box Full Spoilers
Shaker & Spoon has revealed their November 2021 theme, and it’s the “Fruits of Fall: American Apple Brandy Box“!
What’s in the Box
Every month, Shaker & Spoon gives you three bartender recipes and all the supplies you need to make 12 drinks–except the alcohol. This month, Shaker & Spoon is celebrating American Apple Brandy. You’ll get the recipes for Pear Necessities by Haley Traub, Rougeoisie by Leah Moss and Wolfe & Wehr by Jason Kilgore.
To get straight to the core of the starring element of our Fruits of Fall: American Apple Brandy Box, we immediately knew the first folks to call: some of our favorite fellow NYC-based cocktail superstars. Follow us down the trail on this “Big Apple” bonanza, full of tastes tailored to the times and all the best (crisp weather, fantastic foliage, and aromatic, overworked ovens) that autumn has to offer!
1. Pear Necessities by Haley Traub
She once playfully paraded bourbon through the black forest with the Matriarch Martini, but now Haley Traub has set her sights on the mother of all fall cocktails, both fanciful and cozy. Pear Necessities pairs off the apple of the brandy with its pome fruit pal in the form of a shrub that sees the sensational combination of pear and vanilla taking a sharp upturn along with apple cider vinegar. Tying together this tight-knit team, ginger beer brings its bracing bubbles for a flavor of homey harmony and an aroma you’ll wish you could bottle and bask in.
2. Rougeoisie by Leah Moss
With this freshly in-season cocktail, Leah Moss looked to the once-forgotten classic Jack Rose for inspiration. She’s packed in some neat and nuanced late-fall flavors: a grenadine riff enriched by bright cranberries, a dash of aromatic bitters, and fervently fruity apple brandy, all lifted up by lime and a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg on top. Setting the table for a big holiday feast? Save a spot for the Rougeoisie, an uplifting sip that’s bound to become a staple at any end of year festivity.
3. Wolfe & Wehr by Jason Kilgore
In honor of the trees starting to set forth their fireworks displays of rich reds, oranges, and yellows, here’s an old fashioned that harbors the arbor with one such tasty type. To boost a syrup modeled to capture the flavors of chai, Jason Kilgore chose birch, which twists the warm spices with a touch of minty wintergreen. With such soft essences swirling around, it takes a spirit of great stature to carry the cocktail and, in Wolfe & Wehr, bottled-in-bond apple brandy takes center stage, pitching in its apple, wood, and spice flavors with a clearly defined voice for a stiff and warming autumn celebration.
Use this link to order this box by October 31; they’ll ship out on the week of November 1st.
Are you going to order the November box from Shaker & Spoon?