I think I have said this before, but I absolutely love the fall. It is more than just the excuse to wear a good sweater, it is the flavors that come out during this time of year. The Fold’s latest cocktail menu brings out some of the best of these flavors while you enjoy the Little Rock’s top street tacos.
The big flavor for the new menu is a house made cider that finds its way into a number of the specialty cocktails. Bar manager Kevin Horne works it not only into the drinks, but also into the ice so that the flavor comes on the longer you sip. Also gives you a reason to hang onto that empty cocktail glass a little longer.
The flavor compliments well with the drinks involved. The Manzarita uses the house cider paired with tequila and cinnamon for almost a cider margarita. The Stonewall takes a classic dark and stormy (rum and ginger beer) but with a twist adding the cider instead of lime for a fall twist on the drink.
The big fall flavor comes from the very fall appropriate named Flannel Shirt. This uses the house cider along with scotch, aperol, and angostura. It makes you want to grab a glass and sip next to a fire.
“The Flannel Shirt really is my favorite out of the fall lineup,” Horne tells us. “Nothing says fall quite like scotch, especially when paired with the cider.”
The unexpected favorite however paired better with the restaurant’s food than the season. The Laney Lipsey uses a house infused jalapeño and strawberry tequila. It is a drink easy overlooked on an earthy fall menu (we almost did). However the sweet start finished by the addicting heat from the jalapeño will make you keep wanting more. Don’t overlook this one.
Margaritas are what the Fold’s bar program is known for, and the menu is solid at this point. New to the menu are a Blueberry and a Strawberry-lime margarita. Both fit in very well with the already outstanding lineup.
The new drinks are out now along with a number of old favorites like the Fold Fix, perfect for fall sipping on their patio. Here is a full rundown of the new additions:
Blueberry: tequila blanco, triple sec, lime juice, blueberry, sugar & salt rim
Strawberry-lime:tequila blanco, triple sec, lime juice, strawberries, sugar & salt rim
Manzarita: tequila blanco, elderflower, lemon, cinnamon, house cider
Stonewall: rum, ginger, house cider, ginger beer
Laney Lipsey: jalapeño, strawberry blanco tequila, lemon, cilantro
Flannel Shirt: scotch, aperol, lemon, house cider, angostura