When there’s a nip in the air, leaves crunching underfoot, and the thought of sweaters and flannel no longer feels oppressive, one’s tastebuds develop a yearning for the darker liquors and the warmer spices. Mixologists all over town have obliged with cocktails that incorporate bourbon and whiskey with notes of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice, not to mention apple cider and pumpkin puree. And some add smoke and magic, because what else can you expect around Halloween? Here’s a list of some of the city’s most autumnal spirits.
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