LA/OC Restaurants’ Fall Cocktail Roundup: DIY Recipes for Home

Bartenders from Restaurants throughout LA and OC offer up the DIY recipes to their favorite seasonal cocktails!

Antonello Ristorante
1611 Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA

“Nutty Pumpkin” Latte

·      1 ounce Nocello Italian Walnut Liqueur
·      2 ounces of our signature spiced pumkin puree’
·      1 ounce hot espresso
·      3 ounces of steamed whole milk
Top with:
·      Whipped cream
·      Powdered cocoa

In an 8 ounce coffee mug, add the Nocello, pumpkin puree’ and espresso. Steam up the 3 ounces of whole milk and add to mug. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a shake of powdered cocoa. Enjoy!

Locations in Tustin, Irvine & Newport Beach
Zov’s Pomegranate Martini

·      1.5 oz Skyy Citrus Vodka
·      1.5 oz Pomegranate Puree
·      Splash of sprite

Shake well. Serve up in martini glass.  Garnish with lemon twist & pomegranate seeds (optional)

Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA
Back Bay Coffee

·      1 cup hot brewed coffee
·      1 shot Jameson Irish Whiskey
·      1 shot Butterscotch schnapps
Top with:
·      1 tbsp. fresh whipped cream
·      1 dash white chocolate shavings
·      1 dash toffee bits

And garnish with a rolled cookie wafer

Bayside Restaurant
900 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA
Spiked Apple Cider

·      8 cups apple cider (our favorite for home use is from Trader Joes)
·      2 oranges (slice in half and poke with cloves)
·      2 lemons (slice in half and poke with cloves)
·      12 cloves
·      3 cinnamon sticks

In a large pot, combine the ingredients and bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in DARK RUM – Kraken is our favorite (optional).

Serve right away or let cool and store in the refrigerator for up to a week

L’Opera Ristorante
101 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA
Julius Caesar

·      1 1/2 oz. Hangar One Spicy Pear Vodka (A California organic Pear infused vodka)
·      2 squeezes of fresh lime juice
·      1 tsp sugar
·      1 Pinch Chiffonade Basil

Shake and top with Club Soda

Any other favorite fall recipes? Share them in the comments below!

3 Comments on LA/OC Restaurants’ Fall Cocktail Roundup: DIY Recipes for Home

  1. Pattie Cordova
    November 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm (6 years ago)

    Love this roundup! I’ve been to a few of these restaurants and they have top-notch cocktails. Love that I can recreate them at home.

  2. Shannah at Just Us Four
    November 20, 2013 at 12:11 am (6 years ago)

    Love this collection. I can’t pass up a good cocktail and like to try and make them at home too.

  3. sparsameLady
    November 20, 2013 at 1:02 am (6 years ago)

    I like the Nutty Pumpkin Latte best. Just from the ingredients lists is sounds like something I would really like. In general I think it is nice of restaurants and bartenders to share their recipes with the public.


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