Cocktail O’ Clock: The Scarecrow’s Lean


Thanksgiving is a time for cooking, sure, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s also a time for… drinking. While a bottle of cheap wine always does the trick, sometimes you want something a little fancier to wow the family and friends. This cocktail from The Honeymoon in Houston is the perfect mix of sweet, savory, and just elegant enough to impress your crowds of holiday guests. Bottoms up!


The Scarecrow’s Lean

by Christopher Crowe of The Honeymoon in Houston, Texas

1 ½ parts Rye Whiskey

1 ½ parts Pumpkin puree

¾ parts Pedro Ximinez Sherry

.5 oz Cinnamon Honey Syrup

.25 oz fresh lemon juice

2 dashes chocolate bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice, and shake. Strain into a Collin’s glass and top with crushed ice. Garnish with apple slices on a pick.

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