With the nights drawing in and cooler weather on its way we have been inspired to share with you some of our favourite autumnal cocktail recipes. From warming and refreshing gin cocktails, to spicy and aromatic rum cocktails, all of these delicious drinks are infused with transitional autumn flavours such as crisp apple, cinnamon, hedgerow sloes and spicy ginger. In this blog post, we share our top eight cocktail recipes that are reminiscent of all the things we love about Autumn.

Apple, Elderflower & Gin Cocktail

250ml Sibling Autumn Edition Gin
200ml Elderflower cordial
1l Cloudy apple juice
Apple slices and ice, to serve

In a jam jar, mix the gin with the elderflower cordial. When ready to serve, divide the mixture between 8 glasses, top up with apple juice, apple slices and ice. 

We would recommend using Sibling Autumn Edition Gin which has been infused with fresh apples and blackberries and a hint of cardamom. It has a beautiful lightly spiced and bright fruity flavour.

Hedgerow Royale

Crushed ice
50ml Prosecco
1 Rosemary sprig
25ml 6 O'Clock Sloe Gin
25ml Cherry brandy

Fill a coupe glass with crushed ice and pour over the Prosecco. Hold the rosemary sprig in the palm of your hand and clap the other hand sharply over it to lightly bruise the leaves before dropping it into the glass. Slowly pour the sloe gin and cherry brandy into the glass so that they sink to the bottom. Serve immediately.

6 O'Clock Sloe Gin would be delicious in this cocktail. It is made with wild handpicked hedgerow sloes and has a warm and refreshing taste with sweet fruit aromas of plum, flavours of Kirsch cherry and a hint of subtle spice.

Nosferatini Cocktail

50ml Devil's Staircase Highland Spiced Gin
15ml Dry vermouth
2 drops Homemade fake blood 

Add the gin and vermouth to a cocktail tin filled with ice and stir to dilute. Double strain into a chilled small coupette glass and garnish with 2 drops of the fake blood (dissolve 7g of caster sugar into 44g of red liquid food colouring).

The perfect gin for this cocktail is the Devil's Staircase Highland Spiced Gin from Pixel Spirits Distillery. A spiced gin produced in the dramatic West Highlands of Scotland, Devil's Staircase gin has the flavours of beautiful citrus zest, warm cardamom and nutmeg.

Blackberry Gin Spritz

50ml Tarquin's British Blackberry Gin
25ml Lemon juice
15ml Simple syrup (1:1)
Sparkling wine
Lemon twist
Cubed ice

Add all your wet ingredients (except the sparkling wine) to an iced shaker. Shake hard for 20 seconds. Double strain into a chilled wine glass filled with ice. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

The perfect cocktail to make the most of Tarquin's British Blackberry Gin, a modern take on a fruit lead dry gin. It has been distilled with 14 hand selected botanicals, a touch of Cornish wildflower honey and 100% British blackberries.

Bloody Death Cocktail

50ml Dead Man’s Fingers Spiced Rum
90ml Tomato juice
10ml Cranberry juice
10ml Lemon juice
10ml Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of sea salt

To make this Bloody Death Cocktail simply build and stir then garnish with lemon, cucumber, black pepper.

Dead Man's Fingers Spiced Rum is made using a blend of Caribbean rums alongside a hearty helping of spices. With notes of Pineapple, Seville orange, dried raisins dusted with cinnamon and black pepper and a touch of creamy vanilla that slowly develops on the palate.

Dark & Stormy Cocktail

50ml Captain Morgan Original Dark Rum
25ml Fresh lime juice, plus a wedge to serve
2 Dashes of Angostura bitters
5ml Sugar syrup (optional)
100ml Chilled Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

Put all of the ingredients in a Collins or Highball glass over lots of ice, stir gently and garnish with a wedge of lime.

Captain Morgan's Original Rum is a dark rum that is made using a blend of Jamaican, Guyanese and Bajan rums. This warming rum is full of rich spicy notes of molasses, pepper and aniseed and works perfectly in cocktails especially when mixed with ginger beer.

Zombie Cocktail

25ml Cloven Hoof Spiced Rum
25ml Faraday's Proof White Rum
50ml Lime juice
150ml Pineapple juice
1 tsp Grenadine

Pour the rums and fruit juices into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake hard until the outside of the shaker feels really cold. Strain the mixture into a tall glass or hurricane glass filled with ice, then slowly pour in the grenadine to colour the drink.

Cloven Hoof Spiced Rum contains a unique blend of dark rum from Guyana’s Diamond Distillery and a lighter rum from Trinidad Distillers Limited where they use locally produced caramel to give this deep rum its distinctive flavour. This is delicious when mixed with Faraday's Proof White Rum, a rum that is carefully distilled from natural unrefined molasses, using a highly scientific and systematic approach to provide unparalleled purity.

Smoked Spiced Rum & Ginger Cocktail

50ml Sweetdram Smoked Spiced Rum
Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
Lime juice

Pour the smoked spiced rum into a highball glass and squeeze in some fresh lime juice (roughly a quarter of a lime). Add ice on top with a generous amount of ginger beer. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Sweetdram Smoked Spiced Rum is a bold and aromatic spirit made in Edinburgh. It is made using Caribbean rums, lush green botanicals, grains of paradise, lapsang souchong and warm-smoked organic figs.

We hope you have been inspired to try something new in the form of these delicious cocktails. You can shop our entire range of gin here and find our fantastic selection of rum here.

Post By Rosie Burnman


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