A Toast to the Season: Rivera's Fall Cocktail Menu


Bartender Matt prepares a cocktail from the new Fall Menu.

Last Thursday, Rivera’s Julian Cox unveiled eight new cocktails (of a planned twelve) from his eagerly awaited Fall Menu. To mark the occasion, the new drinks were priced at $5 each, to go with a selection of $7 classics such as the Blood & Sand and Dark & Stormy. Our crew enthusiastically dove into the new menu and were duly impressed with Julian’s offerings. As always, his use of seasonal ingredients and inventive flavor profiles consistently surprised and delighted our palates.

Picking a favorite from the new list is next to impossible, but standouts include the Autumn Sour, the Dude Abides, and the New York Flip. All three perfectly captured the essence of the season, from visual appeal to taste.

Below are pics of several cocktails from the new Fall Menu. Needless to say, we can’t wait for the rest!


Scofflaw: rye, dry vermouth, grenadine

The Dude Abides

The Dude Abides: deconstructed White Russian, pecan tincture

Bee's Nuts

Bee's Nuts: amontillado sherry, rhum agricole, Bärenjäger, pecans

Tony Manzana

Tony Manzana: fresh apple juice, applejack, honey, ginger

NY Flip

New York Flip: bourbon, port, cream

Not shown:

  • Autumn Sour – pear infused rye, applejack, lemon, egg white
  • Intro to Chartreuse – chartreuse, pineapple gomme, lime
  • Smooth Criminal – blanco tequila, bianco vermouth, grapefruit

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