ApplebiteIt’s beginning to really feel like autumn outdoors — even Indian summers must end — so what better way to ease into the transition than with this fall-inspired cocktail from Bacardi: Teh Apple Bite.

1 part apple gastrique

2 parts Bacardi Gran Reserva Ocha Anos

Making it: First, make the gastrique: equal parts (1 cup) fresh apple juice, rice vinegar and white sugar. Dissolve sugar in liquids, then simmer over medium heat’ remove and cool overnight. (You can refrigerate and reuse the leftovers.) Stir together gastrique and the liquor with ice until very cold; strain into a rocks glass and a large ice cube. Garnish with a dried apple chip.