For a fundraiser at Everwood Farmstead Foundation, located in Glenwood City, Wisconsin, Jason Suss of A Proper Pour created two signature drinks, including BeeSqueezin’, that were inspired by the beehives located on the farmstead (and in which he got to use the farm’s honey and cider). 

In late September, guests gathered at Everwood Farmstead, about 70 miles east of Minneapolis, for the foundation’s annual Cultivate fundraiser, where they dined on a meal created by Jim Christiansen of Heyday Restaurant and enjoyed local artists such as Kevin Kling, Chastity Brown and Simone Perrin—all while enjoying the thoughtfully crafted cocktails from Suss.

INGREDIENTS:
—2 oz. Tattersall (or other) gin
—2 oz. apple cider
—1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
—3/4 oz. honey syrup (Everwood Honey ... if you are lucky enough to have some)
—one dash of bitters; Bittercube Bolivar or Dashfire Spiced Apple are great local options

DIRECTIONS:
Add above ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Strain and pour into glass with ice and matchstick-cut apples. Garnish with a slapped thyme sprig and fresh ground cinnamon.

Courtesy of Jason Suss of A Proper Pour, A Proper Pour provides professional bartending services for parties and private events.

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Fall is the fading of summer where the suntan fades and the air starts to smell a little different, a little more earthy. This drink is a twist on a drink that is typically thought of for summer, i.e a daiquiri. Like the days that get shorter and the dark of night gets longer, this drink is a little darker and a little earthy like fall.

INGREDIENTS:
—1 oz. truffl e fat washed Havana Club Rum
—1 oz. Gosling Spiced Rum
—1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
—1 o.z dem simple syrup
—.5 oz. fresh lime