Society & Culture

Autumn Cocktails: Recipes From Vogue and Cointreau’s Evening of Parisian Chic

Siphonette girls pouring the Cointreau Ricky

Siphonette gals.

By Jill Di Donato

Springtime in Paris has nothing on autumn in New York, if only for the cocktails.

I love a party favor that keeps on giving. So thank you, mixologist Kyle Ford and the folks who threw Vogue and Cointreau’s Evening of Parisian Chic last week in the Meatpacking District for cocktail recipes that celebrate the flavors of the season.

I don’t know what a “Siphonnette Girl” is. (I’m assuming she’s making the party rounds avec soda siphons filled with cocktails) but I’ll have what she’s having.

Kyle Ford & Elettra Wiedemann avec le Cointreau Rickey

Kyle Ford & Elettra Wiedemann avec le Cointreau Rickey

Below, find recipes for cocktails seasonal fruit and herbs.  Drink local, lovelies!

How do you take yours? Shaken or Stirred?


  • 2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 oz. Fresh Apple Cider
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Build all ingredients over ice in a highball glass.  Stir well and garnish with apple slices.


  • 2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 3-4 oz. Club soda or sparkling water

Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice. Stir briefly. Garnish with an orange peel and lime twist.

Apple Rickey, darling?THE APPLE RICKEY

  • 2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 slices of a tart Apple
  • 7 leaves of fresh rosemary
  • 3-4 oz. Club Soda or Seltzer

Muddle the apple and rosemary in the bottom of a glass. Build cocktail with remaining ingredients and ice.  Stir briefly.  Garnish with a fan of sliced apple on a pick.


Jill Di Donato
 holds an MFA from Columbia University, where she’s also taught writing. Her debut novel ‘Beautiful Garbage‘ published by She Writes Press is available on Amazon. Currently, she is an adjunct professor of English at the Fashion Institute of Technology and teaches at Barnard College. Di Donato has appeared as a sexpert on several radio and TV programs and is at work on a nonfiction book called ‘52 Weeks of Sex: Diary of a Single Gal.’ You can visit her website at and follow her on Instagram at @jddoe

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