Best of Both Worlds
It’s the day after Labor Day; the clock is ticking on the last waves of heat, the pool cover is ready to cap off the splashes of summer, and you’ve packed away those Hawaiian shirts until next year. Make the seasonal cocktail transition seamless by incorporating heavier spirits for fall with classic summer flavors, such as the Brandy Berry Fix. In a highball glass, dissolve 1 teaspoon superfine sugar in a splash of water. Pour in 2 ounces brandy, ¼ ounce strawberry liqueur and ¾ ounce lemon juice. Fill the glass with crushed ice and stir well. Garnish with a lemon wedge and fresh strawberries. The robustness of the brandy is a great segue into fall, while the strawberries still bring a touch of warm weather freshness. Cheers!