Fall is in the air and so are fall-favorite cocktails. Pittsburgh is settling into the fall season with crisp air and cold cocktails shaken, stirred and poured to perfection. Here are a few places shaking up their cocktail game for the fall season in Pittsburgh:
The PA Market: The Market Tavern, Top Floor Cocktail Bar, The Courtyard Bar
The PA Market, coined “Pittsburgh’s European-style market,” offers six counter-style, casual service restaurants with a cocktail menu above the ordinary with four bars between it’s two-stories. Sip and settle into Fall with The Market Tavern offering three cocktails, one including the imagined, “Blood & Thunder” made with Monkey Shoulder blended scotch, Amara, orange bitters, and Angostura bitters, garnished with an orange twist. Plus, there’s the Pumpkin Spiked Iced Latte for the pumpkin spice lover on any level! At Top Floor Cocktail Bar, try the Harvest Punch, Painted Gey or Flamethrower, which is concocted with Casco Viejo Blanco, Giffard Piment d’espelette, Cruz de Fuego Mezcal, lime juice, agave syrup, and garnished with a lime wheel & Tajin rim. It’s spunky with a spicy bite! The Courtyard Bar offers the following cocktails: Apple Crisp, Velvet Old Fashioned, Pineapple Pisco Punch and Amai Yume, as known as “Sweet Dreams.” This lullaby-inspired cocktail has Choya Umeshu; a Japanese plum wine, Hendricks gin, lemon juice, yellow chartreuse, and Bitter Truth orange bitters, garnished with a lemon twist.
Reservations are recommended for Scratch & Co. and for good reason: their Fall cocktail menu are really shaking things up with pumpkin and ginger inspirations! Cozy, quaint and in the heart of Troy Hill, choose quality cocktails with the most fall vibes. Enjoy the FORGE PUNCH! Made with Union Forge vodka, grapefruit oleo, super punch, lemon, Couvessier and grapefruit bitters or sip on a Pear Ginger Negroni, made with Jaggerbush gin, Campari, pear purée, Domaine de Canton and Buck Spice ginger bitters. Another anticipated fall flavor, Oh My Flippin’ Gourd is made with Rittenhouse rye, pumpkin cardamom cayenne syrup, Cynar and egg. There’s plenty more to check out so head there before heads roll!
Square Café is feeling the festivities of fall for the month of October! Sip and savor their Harvest Mimosa made poured with apple cider, pomegranate juice and prosecco, garnished with refreshingly frozen pomegranate seeds. If you’re moving past brunch, try the Rum Cider Punch made with spiced rum, apple cider, triple sec and ginger beer!
Light it up with The Commoner’s cocktail game that will be making you feel at home surrounded by good friends and a bonfire. Heat up with Pumpkin in the Rye made with Michter’s Rye, Cardamaro, plum bitters, chocolate bitters, and saline solution with a flamed orange peel to catch your eye. Another creative cocktail includes the Serenity Now, finding peace and calm with Ancho Reyes, Madeira and Dolin Blanc.
Crafted cocktails and its comfortable bar are what Station does best as Bloomfield’s modern American eatery. Enjoy a vibrant Ephemeral made with Maggie’s Spiced Rum, Falernum, hibiscus and orange or taste the childhood nostalgia of The Great Pumpkin, a classic twist of Old Grandad, pumpkin, maple and lemon. Other cocktails include the Marché Carré, Perfetta Pera and Koala-Tea. Peruse the menu and find something new and delicious! Reservations are highly encouraged.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.