$11, Beacon Hill Bistro
25 Charles St., Boston
In the mix
2 ounces lemon ginger vodka
2 ounces cranberry juice
Splash of Prosecco
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel.
"This is a good transitional drink; it's refreshing and tart," bartender Francie Doyle said.
Bottom line: The Fall Back is light and bright, perfect for an Indian summer day. The slight lemon and ginger flavors add complexity.
Or try: The Seven Suns ($11) is made with wu-wei tea infused bourbon. We taste anise, licorice, even lemongrass in this moody concoction.