This is also the first weekend of fall, so what better way to celebrate than a libation. This one comes from Liquor.com and seems like a nice bridge between the seasons. The gin and lemon are refreshing and light (which is nice since it still feels like summer here), while the Campari and Cointreau hint at the fall colors to come. This is a very easy drinking cocktail and, even though there is no floral element in the drink, you can almost imagine the faded jasmine falling off the vine as summer comes to a close.
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/4 ounce Campari
1/4 ounce Cointreau
3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Lemon twist for garnish
Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill. Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well until chilled. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist. (Serves 1)