October is the golden hour for pie and cocktails. Maybe it's because our bodies are covered in bulky sweaters for the first time since winter slush season and indulging feels right. Maybe it's because a booze buzz and hot dessert actually has a warming function. But I know once the air turns crisp, I can't stop myself from bringing harvest flavors into everything I cook.
Morgan from Cora & Louise has a beautiful creme bruléed bourbon pumpkin pies. It's got classic pumpkin flavor with a toasty burnt sugar crust topping. And bourbon, of course. Basically, all the best things, but as far as pumpkin pie goes, it's anything but basic.
Our fall twist on the French 75 brings together gentle pear with a bright pop of gin and a sweet, mellow ginger-vanilla-bean simple syrup. All of that is topped off with champagne. It's sweet without being too sweet, but don't let its pretty exterior and mild flavors deceive you. Esquire jokes a French 75 has enough alcohol give Hemingway a buzz. In short, this is the perfect party cocktail.
Although dessert and drinks are dinner party delights, don't miss out on the first part of our cozy fall dinner party with Cora & Louise featuring roasted gorgonzola mascarpone chicken with mushrooms and a side of apple cider salad!