Happy Hour: Harvest Moon

 photo Final5_zps67af05cb.jpg

Earlier this week we climbed to the rooftop of our building to savor some last hints of warm weather, and to stir up the Harvest Moon cocktail. The name seems appropriate for this time of year, and the recipe comes from one of our favorite cocktail books. The bar itself may be a little overwhelmed by tourists (and wait lines) at this point, but they still make some of the best drinks in the city and the book is full of really interesting options.

 photo Final6_zps5a16c69f.jpg

The Harvest Moon includes one of my favorite cocktail ingredients, Green Chartreuse. While it’s a splurge to stock on your bar, I love the grassy tang and the bottle will last quite a while.

 photo Final3_zps6fefefc7.jpg

Harvest Moon Cocktail

1.5 oz. Rye Whiskey (we used Rittenhouse Rye whiskey)
1 oz. Lillet Blanc
.5 oz Laird’s Apple Brandy (also used here)
.25 oz Green Chartreuse
3 dashes Abbott’s Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange twist