Cooler weather and darker evenings can only mean one thing – autumn is here. Celebrate the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness with these ginny autumn cocktails.
Kicking through piles of golden-orange leaves is one of those quintessential autumn experiences. The next time you come home from a woodland walk, raise a glass to the changing of the seasons with one of our favourite autumn cocktails.
Creamy and utterly comforting, we wouldn’t blame you for skipping dessert and going straight to this perfectly crafted short cocktail. Combine your ingredients – 25ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin, 25ml brown or white crème de cacao and 25ml single cream – in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a deliciously warming sprinkle of grated nutmeg.
ZESTY ORANGE EXPRESSO MARTINI
It’s not December just yet, but if you are feeling festive then we think you’ll agree that this tantalising orangey sip tastes like Christmas come early. Combine 50ml Sipsmith Zesty Orange Gin, 40ml espresso and 20ml Kahlua in an ice-filled cocktail shaker before straining into a chilled Martini glass. It’s just the thing to give you a little burst of energy on a chilly autumn evening.
The classic Italian cocktail is given an English autumn twist with a fruity splash of our ruby-red Sloe Gin. This version couldn’t be simpler to craft; build in a handsome Rocks glass by pouring equal parts (we use 15ml of each) Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Sipsmith Sloe Gin, Campari and sweet vermouth over ice, and garnish with a wedge of orange or a twist of orange zest.
LEMON DRIZZLE MOJITO
There’s something about crisp, cool autumn afternoons that make us think of the crisp, cool refreshment of a zesty mojito. Start your evening with a citrus twist – and thoughts of summer holidays past and future – by combining 50ml Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin, 15ml lemon juice, 15ml lime juice, 20ml sugar syrup and a sprig of smacked mint in a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Muddle with a barspoon and add soda water and more crushed ice so the cocktail reaches the rim of the glass. Garnish with a couple more mint leaves and a twist of lemon peel.
CHILLI & LIME SNAPPER
Daring Sippers know how to add a little heat to an autumnal brunch – with our Limited Edition Chilli & Lime Gin, of course. This spicy serve couldn’t be easier to craft; perfect after a few too many G&Ts the night before! Simply pour 50ml Sipsmith Chilli & Lime Gin, juice of 1/4 lemon, 6 dashes Worcestershire sauce, 3 dashes Tabasco® sauce into a highball glass, top with tomato juice then garnish with a sprinkle of celery salt, freshly ground black pepper and a sliver of fresh chilli or stick of celery.
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