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The Squeaky Bean
The Squeaky Bean
Adam Larkey

18 Great Fall Cocktails to Try Now

Ring in the season with libations that feature brown spirits like whiskey, brandy, and more.

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The Squeaky Bean
| Adam Larkey

As the leaves start falling, it's time to shift away from the light, sparkling drinks of summer and take comfort in cocktails of a heartier variety. Brown spirits like whiskey and brandy, spices, and fruits such as apples or pears all make great fixtures in fall cocktails. Here are 18 beverages of the season to try now, listed in alphabetical order.

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1. Acorn

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3350 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 542-3721
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Acorn offers two takes on a Manhattan, with a base of George Dickel 14-year rye whiskey aged in acorn barrels, Punt e Mes vermouth, and oak bitters. Drinkers can choose from two different barrels: barrel 48, which offers notes of honey, cinnamon, and fall leaves, or the cocoa nib, leather, and wet earth essence of barrel 116.

2. A Côté

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2245 West 30th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-1111
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When there's a chill in the air, step inside Z Cuisine's sister cocktail bar for the Sweater Weather. This new cocktail is a blend of Willett 2-year rye, Golden Moon Apple Jack brandy, 14-year Balvenie scotch, and mole bitters, served in a rocks glass with one large ice cube and topped off with grated nutmeg and an orange twist.

3. Argyll Whisky Beer

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1035 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 847-0850
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Aged Bacardi 8-year dark rum, a dose of spicy falernum syrup, lemon twist, and the flavors of hazelnut are what come together for the Old Grogram at Argyll in Uptown.

4. ChoLon Bistro

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1555 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 353-5223
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For a tart and sweet cocktail, try ChoLon's Whiskey Pickle, which includes Tin Cup whiskey, walnut liqueur, house-made plum juice, Japanese plum vinegar, and walnut bitters. It's then garnished with a house-pickled prune.

5. Frasca Food and Wine

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1738 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
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Though there's a heavy emphasis on wine at this Boulder staple, you'll also find cocktails like the Mad About Saffron. The bourbon cocktail is a mix of saffron-infused Four Roses Yellow Label, Amaro Nonino, Borducan orange liqueur, and cumin bitters.

6. Green Russell

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Larimer Square, 1422 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 893-6505
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At this speakeasy on Larimer Square look for the Smokey the Pear, a robust blend of Dalmore 12-year and Laphroaig 10-year—both Scotch whiskys—allspice, pear, honey, and citrus.

7. Jax Fish House Fort Collins

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123 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 682-2275
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If you like to drink your dessert, try the Salted Caramel cocktail at the Fort Collins outpost of Jax Fish House. This sweet-meets-savory drink marries Richardo's coffee liqueur, salted caramel ice cream, and creme de cacao.

8. La Biblioteca

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1610 Little Raven Street
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 904-0965
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La Biblioteca's ode to fall is the Tequila Martinez, a combo of reposado tequila, spiced chai simple syrup, and pumpkin puree that's shaken over ice and finished with fresh ground cinnamon.

9. LoHi SteakBar

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3200 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 927-6334
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LoHi SteakBar's recently revamped cocktail menu includes the Revolver, a marriage of Bulleit rye and St. George coffee liqueur with a dash of orange bitters.

10. Mizuna

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225 East 7th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4778
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Chef and restaurateur Frank Bonanno's flagship restaurant serves the Hoppy Ending, made with Bulleit rye, hop-infused honey, Punt e Mes vermouth, Benedictine, and Angostura bitters.

11. Old Major

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3316 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 420-0622
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The name says it all in one of Old Major's seasonal cocktails: the Frankie Valli and the Fall Season. With this offering you'll enjoy George Dickel rye, Becherovka (an herbal liqueur), Lustau Pedro Ximenez sherry, and chocolate bitters.

12. Punch Bowl Social

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65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 765-2695
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Perfect for a fall day, Punch Bowl Social's Front Range Fix features Breckenridge bourbon, Leopold Bros. sour apple liqueur, Campari orange, and Angostura bitters.

13. Spuntino

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2639 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-0949
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The Rocky Mountain Rye takes a mix of aged Templeton rye, Leopold Bros. blackberry whiskey, and amaro that is aged in a charred American new oak barrel. Once poured from the barrel tap, it's shaken to order with whole-lemon syrup and served over a single large cube of ice, garnished with mint.

14. The Squeaky Bean

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1500 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-2665
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The cocktail list changes often at the Bean, and right now there's a section with a "Goonies" theme. Check out the Inferno: apple brandy, spicy house grenadine, and lime.

15. Stoic & Genuine

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1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 640-3474
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At this seafood spot inside Union Station sip on the Ginger Crane. You'll be drinking Bulleit bourbon, lemon juice, ginger liqueur, Pimm's, simple syrup, and spiced cranberry-apple granita.

16. Tamayo

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Larimer Square, 1400 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 946-1433
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Check out this modern Mexican eatery's version of a classic Negroni in the Buena Vida. It's a blend of Fidencio mezcal, Campari, and sweet vermouth that is aged in American white oak barrels for two to three weeks.

17. Williams & Graham

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3160 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 997-8886
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The American Pie brings the taste of fall with Rittenhouse rye, Boulard Calvados, lemon, pumpkin salted caramel, and pumpkin cream, created by bartender Jason Patz.

18. Bittersweet

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500 E Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 942-0320
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For a unique combination of Peach Street pear brandy, honey grappa, Avery White Rascal Belgian-style white ale, and fresh basil, the Dandy delivers at Bittersweet.

1. Acorn

3350 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO 80216
Acorn offers two takes on a Manhattan, with a base of George Dickel 14-year rye whiskey aged in acorn barrels, Punt e Mes vermouth, and oak bitters. Drinkers can choose from two different barrels: barrel 48, which offers notes of honey, cinnamon, and fall leaves, or the cocoa nib, leather, and wet earth essence of barrel 116.
3350 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216

2. A Côté

2245 West 30th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
When there's a chill in the air, step inside Z Cuisine's sister cocktail bar for the Sweater Weather. This new cocktail is a blend of Willett 2-year rye, Golden Moon Apple Jack brandy, 14-year Balvenie scotch, and mole bitters, served in a rocks glass with one large ice cube and topped off with grated nutmeg and an orange twist.
2245 West 30th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

3. Argyll Whisky Beer

1035 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
Aged Bacardi 8-year dark rum, a dose of spicy falernum syrup, lemon twist, and the flavors of hazelnut are what come together for the Old Grogram at Argyll in Uptown.
1035 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

4. ChoLon Bistro

1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
For a tart and sweet cocktail, try ChoLon's Whiskey Pickle, which includes Tin Cup whiskey, walnut liqueur, house-made plum juice, Japanese plum vinegar, and walnut bitters. It's then garnished with a house-pickled prune.
1555 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

5. Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Though there's a heavy emphasis on wine at this Boulder staple, you'll also find cocktails like the Mad About Saffron. The bourbon cocktail is a mix of saffron-infused Four Roses Yellow Label, Amaro Nonino, Borducan orange liqueur, and cumin bitters.
1738 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302

6. Green Russell

Larimer Square, 1422 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202
At this speakeasy on Larimer Square look for the Smokey the Pear, a robust blend of Dalmore 12-year and Laphroaig 10-year—both Scotch whiskys—allspice, pear, honey, and citrus.
Larimer Square, 1422 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202

7. Jax Fish House Fort Collins

123 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524
If you like to drink your dessert, try the Salted Caramel cocktail at the Fort Collins outpost of Jax Fish House. This sweet-meets-savory drink marries Richardo's coffee liqueur, salted caramel ice cream, and creme de cacao.
123 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

8. La Biblioteca

1610 Little Raven Street, Denver, CO 80202
La Biblioteca's ode to fall is the Tequila Martinez, a combo of reposado tequila, spiced chai simple syrup, and pumpkin puree that's shaken over ice and finished with fresh ground cinnamon.
1610 Little Raven Street
Denver, CO 80202

9. LoHi SteakBar

3200 Tejon Street, Denver, CO 80211
LoHi SteakBar's recently revamped cocktail menu includes the Revolver, a marriage of Bulleit rye and St. George coffee liqueur with a dash of orange bitters.
3200 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211

10. Mizuna

225 East 7th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
Chef and restaurateur Frank Bonanno's flagship restaurant serves the Hoppy Ending, made with Bulleit rye, hop-infused honey, Punt e Mes vermouth, Benedictine, and Angostura bitters.
225 East 7th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

11. Old Major

3316 Tejon Street, Denver, CO 80211
The name says it all in one of Old Major's seasonal cocktails: the Frankie Valli and the Fall Season. With this offering you'll enjoy George Dickel rye, Becherovka (an herbal liqueur), Lustau Pedro Ximenez sherry, and chocolate bitters.
3316 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211

12. Punch Bowl Social

65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Perfect for a fall day, Punch Bowl Social's Front Range Fix features Breckenridge bourbon, Leopold Bros. sour apple liqueur, Campari orange, and Angostura bitters.
65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

13. Spuntino

2639 West 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
The Rocky Mountain Rye takes a mix of aged Templeton rye, Leopold Bros. blackberry whiskey, and amaro that is aged in a charred American new oak barrel. Once poured from the barrel tap, it's shaken to order with whole-lemon syrup and served over a single large cube of ice, garnished with mint.
2639 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

14. The Squeaky Bean

1500 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202
The cocktail list changes often at the Bean, and right now there's a section with a "Goonies" theme. Check out the Inferno: apple brandy, spicy house grenadine, and lime.
1500 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202

15. Stoic & Genuine

1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202
At this seafood spot inside Union Station sip on the Ginger Crane. You'll be drinking Bulleit bourbon, lemon juice, ginger liqueur, Pimm's, simple syrup, and spiced cranberry-apple granita.
1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202

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16. Tamayo

Larimer Square, 1400 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202
Check out this modern Mexican eatery's version of a classic Negroni in the Buena Vida. It's a blend of Fidencio mezcal, Campari, and sweet vermouth that is aged in American white oak barrels for two to three weeks.
Larimer Square, 1400 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202

17. Williams & Graham

3160 Tejon Street, Denver, CO 80211
The American Pie brings the taste of fall with Rittenhouse rye, Boulard Calvados, lemon, pumpkin salted caramel, and pumpkin cream, created by bartender Jason Patz.
3160 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211

18. Bittersweet

500 E Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80209
For a unique combination of Peach Street pear brandy, honey grappa, Avery White Rascal Belgian-style white ale, and fresh basil, the Dandy delivers at Bittersweet.
500 E Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80209

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