Six Seasonal Cocktails with Unexpected Ingredients

Sangria with spiced pear, Schoenauer Apfel liquor, and activated charcoal in rum are just some of what we're mixing

There’s nothing wrong with embracing pumpkin puree at this time of year. However, we wanted to go a bit further into the seasonal spectrum and we’ve found a few ingredients making their presence known. From the hundreds of cocktails and recipes we reviewed or sampled, the following six reflect some observations we’ve made of late. The first, and boldest, happens to be charcoal. Yes, this …