Food & Drink

Best Autumn Cocktails in Seattle

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If Harvest Time makes you think of a good old fashioned grog, or other specialty drink to take the chill out of the air, we’ve got some places (and cocktails) for you to try!

TASTE Restaurant at SAM Downtown
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.903.5291
http://www.seattleartmuseum.org

Hailed in Food & Wine Magazine, TASTE’s “Autumn Memories” cider cocktail has gotten some happy nods. Made with amber, Sassafrass “root” and the Northwest’s Blue Mountain Dry Creek Cider, it’s all your heartwarming fall flavors in one lovely beverage. The restaurant, located inside the Seattle Art Museum, is a great place to head for dining, cocktails, or late night happy hour.

Knee High Stocking Company
1356 E. Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122
206.979.7049
http://www.kneehighstocking.com

Knee High Stocking Company is a neo-speakeasy for the Great Recession. Specializing in craft cocktails, quality ingredients, and delicious small plates, they come up with an entire menu of seasonal beverages that ooze of apple, spice and pumpkin flavors. The “Buffalo Cider” has been a crowd pleaser, especially on a rainy Seattle evening – Buffalo Trace
Bourbon Whisky and apple cider with lemon, served warm. Try the “Smashing Pumpkin” this autumn , created with rye whisky, house pumpkin syrup and house falernum, stirred to perfection.

BOKA Kitchen & Bar
1010 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
206.357.9000
http://www.bokaseattle.com

BOKA’s handcrafted, culinary inspired cocktails take seasonal to a new level. Stop in and try the “Apple of my Rye” signature cocktail – cinnamon infused rye whiskey, sparkling cider, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Or the “Champoire” – an autumn-style pear and ginger infused gordon’s gin, splashed with sparkling wine. Stop in to BOKA for happy hour or a cocktail on the way to your evening event.

Local 360
2234 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
206.441.9360
http://www.local360.org

Local 360 is a sustainable cafe and bar in the heart of Belltown. They boast Seattle’s largest selection of locally sourced spirits, with a number of private dining options available. Put some mystery in your cocktail hour with an “Old Mischievous Ways” – a concoction made with John Jacob whiskey and spiced simple come together for a perfect old fashioned! Or the “Apple Harvest”, which is Clear Creek Eau de Vie de Pomme, vanilla spice simple and Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut sparkling – crisp and delicious.

ART Restaurant and Lounge
99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.749.7070
http://www.artrestaurantseattle.com

With sweeping views of Elliott Bay inside Seattle’s Four Seasons, you’ll want to cozy up next to the fireplace with one of these autumn libations. The “Falling Leaf” is jammy and seasonal, with big gin, apricot jam and sours. The “Ichabod Crane” is a spicy mix of Absolut vanilla vodka, kahlua, half and half with some spiced pumpkin pie mix.  And the “Oregon Trail” (pictured) is what ART Restaurant calls their “wintertime Sangria”.  Always seasonal, the selection of hand-crafted cocktails are inspired by the freshest ingredients found in nearby Pike Place Market.

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