Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hayden's Fall

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hayden's Fall

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Needle & Pin's Facebook and Instagram posts could make even a non-cocktail person thirsty. Earlier this fall, the Dormont "gin/craft cocktail bar & modern eatery" teased its new cocktail menu with some gorgeous off-the-menu fall drinks. Then it dropped the big news: Needle & Pin would close and reopen in the same spot as Jean Louis Parisian Bistro and Cocktail Bar.

One Facebook fan wrote: "Keep making killer cocktails, please."

The restaurant's response: "We will be!"

Lead bartender Derek James cooked up this super seasonal drink with Basil Hayden bourbon.

"It's my go-to when I'm out having a Manhattan on the rocks," he said. For added fall flavor, he wanted just a hint of pumpkin and found that Shipyard Brewing's pumpkin ale worked perfectly. "It also helps balance the sweetness for those who don't want a syrupy sweet fall cocktail. …

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