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As autumn comes creeping in, you’ll probably find yourself switching up what you eat. You may warm up with more soups and stews, opt for seasonal fall ingredients, and treat yourself to hardier dishes that will keep you satisfied even as you brave cooler fall weather. Changing our meal plans based on the season is a give in, so why wouldn’t we also change up what we drink.

Just as food menus at restaurants are altered to fit each season, many spots also introduce new beverages to suit the time of year. To find out the new cocktail menu additions we can expect to see this fall, we spoke to 11 beverage professionals. Ahead, they predict this season’s biggest drink trends. A few of them even share recipes for how you can embrace these trends at home.

Split-Spirit Cocktails

“A drink like the Suffering Bastard that combines gin and whiskey is far from obvious until you taste it. Since I generally don’t love gins aged in whiskey barrels, this drink surprised me the first time I had one that was well-made. Split-spirit drinks are even more fun when they incorporate ingredients from opposite sides of the globe. Flavors that might not work well in food can often be so surprisingly complimentary in drinks. I love seeing the world get smaller from the vantage point of a bar seat. I created this aquavit and mezcal cocktail recently and I can’t stop thinking about it.” — Dan Oskey, co-founder of Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis, MN

Snow Shark
Ingredients
11/2 ounces Tattersall Aquavit
3/4 ounces Mezcal Joven
1/2 ounce Tattersall Grapefruit Crema
3/4 ounces celery-sumac shrub

Instructions
1. Shake all ingredients over ice for just a few seconds
2. Transfer all ingredients, including ice, into a highball
3. Top with Modelo Especial
4. Garnish with half serrano pepper, deseeded

Celery-Sumac Shrub Ingredients
1 cup celery – chopped
1 cup champagne Vinegar
3/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp sumac
1 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp salt

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Source: From Matcha To Split-Spirit, Bartenders Say These Are The Top Fall Drink Trends