August is cooling down here in Western New York and although it's not quite autumn yet, the fall flavors are already in full effect... And for that reason there's this "Hold Fast The Summer." It's a transitional drink, one part warm-weather nostalgia and one part acceptance of the changing seasons.
1 oz Plantation Pineapple Rum
1 oz apple cider
1 dash DeGroff's Pimento Bitters
Stir equal parts Stiggins' Fancy and apple cider over ice with DeGroff's pimento bitters then strain and shoot — or double the recipe and enjoy over ice. Adjust the cider accordingly to suit your tastes and prepare mentally for the colder weather coming in the months ahead.