Fashion’s not the only creative field with a big-time ’70s crush. Musicians are tapping into classic soul sounds, interior designers are bringing the era’s rounded forms and earthy tones into homes, and mixologists are reviving throwback cocktails like the Grasshopper and the Harvey Wallbanger.
From our Columbus, Ohio office, we checked in with our girl Jenni, one of our favorite local bartenders and a fixture in the city’s dining scene, for some suggestions on how to bring the trend to your home bar. She offered up a couple of old favorites with a fresh, fall-inspired twist – one to whip up for an intimate group of friends and one to roll out when you’ve got a crowd coming over.
BRANDY ALEXANDER SHAKE
“Brandy Alexander – a drink so good you’ll want to take her home,” Jenni joked. Between the spirit’s rising star status among drink aficionados and the creamy goodness going on in this blender cocktail, we’ll definitely be seeing more of brandy this season.
Punch recipes were a party mainstay back in the day. Jenni says what’s great about them now is that “basically, they’re like the sangria of liquor – whatever you like, whatever you have, you just throw it all together.” Garnished with seasonal fruits and spices, this recipe is tailor made for fall get-togethers.