Autumn in Indiana is harvest season. The farmers markets and orchards have a variety of fruits to choose from, not only for your hearty dishes and desserts, but for your seasonal cocktails as well. “The changing season means changes in the fresh fruits and produce available to us," says Susan Kubiak, co-owner of Dish restaurant in Valparaiso. "So we change our menu to reflect the seasons and our drink menu is no exception. The cooling weather makes me think of warm spices like cinnamon and anise, and of apples, pumpkins, and cranberries.” These seasonal sippers, shared by Dish, are fun to make and have the irresistible go-to flavors Kubiak mentions above, but also some unique ones like zesty ginger and sweet fig.
Story and photos by Eve Adams.