Seasonal cocktail recipes to try at home from NYC-based mixologist Zane Harris, crafted for Riedel’s Drink Specific Glassware Collection.

Zane designed six cocktail-specific glasses for Riedel, inspired by the crystal company’s ethos of varietal specific glassware in wine. Zane designed these glasses based on the ingredients and pour styles of six traditional cocktails – the Neat, Rocks, Highball, Fizz, Sour and Nick & Nora. For the season, Zane adapted a few of his favorite autumnal recipes for the Drink Specific Rocks, Sour and Nick & Nora glasses, each specially designed to enhance the pour.


Eastern Orchard – Drink Specific Rocks Glass
• ¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
• ½ oz. Fresh orange juice
• .75 oz. Orgeat
• 2 oz. Bourbon
*Dry shake and pour into a chilled double rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with dried orange wheel and grated nutmeg. (adapted from Trader Vic, circa 1950’s)

 

Harvest Club – Drink Specific Sour Glass
• ¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
• ¾ oz. Cranberry syrup
• 2 oz. Gin
• The white of one egg
*Garnish with cranberry juice design on top of foam. (adapted from The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, 1930)

 

Widow’s Kiss – Drink Specific Nick & Nora Glass
• Two dashes Angostura bitters
• ¾ oz. Benedictine
• ¾ oz. Yellow Chartreuse
• 1 ½ oz. Bonded Applejack
*Garnish with brandied cherries. (adapted from The Official Mixer’s Manual by Patrick Gavin Duffy, 1940)