Top 5 autumn inspired gin cocktails

Top 5 Autumn Inspired Gin Cocktails

Finally, the season suits our mood. Cosy cable knit sweaters, trowling Pinterest of Autumn inspired recipes, lighting fires and getting those “warm & fuzzy” feelings.

However, as we gear up for what can only be described as the MOST expensive season in the calendar, we find ourselves staying in more. Craving leisurely time in front of the stove, trying new recipes or potting around and experimenting with food and drink at home.

That’s what led me to think. . .  Gin, I love a good G&T but can I mix it up to reflect this super cosy season? So I lit a few scented candles, I put my slippers on and I got creative.

For the following recipes you will need to have a few things knocking around:

– Gin

– Pommegranate juice

– Sugar syrup (which is sooooo easy peasy to make)

– Apple Juice

– Thyme

– Lemon (For the Juice and the Peel)

– Cinnamon stick

– Stem Ginger

– Honey

– Cider

– Cloves

1.) Dark & Spooky

– Gin

– Pommagranate juice

– Thyme

This one is easy peasy but the colour gives it a spooky vibe. Take a tumbler and full to the brim with ice. Then add in a measure of Gin. Top of with pomegranate juice and garnish with a sprig of thyme. This would kind of be the perfect drink to serve around Halloween or bonfire night!

2.) Mulled Apple & Gin

– Gin

– Sugar syrup (which is sooooo easy peasy to make)

– Apple Juice

This recipe is super delicious and instantly brings a blush to your cheeks and a smile to your face! Take some fresh apple juice for the supermarket and add to a pan, a mug per person. Depending on how sweet the apple juice is, add some sugar syrup to taste. Then add in a measure of gin person. Then bring to a simmer. Once cooked through for no longer than 10 mins, serve in a cup and saucer and garnish with a slice of apple.

 

3.) A Hot Lemon, Thyme and Honey Soother

– Gin

– Honey

– Water

– Thyme

…… Lemon Juice and peel

Place a measure of gin per person in a pan, add in a tablespoon of honey per measure of gin, add in a sprig of Thyme, a few slices of lemon peel and juice and a cup of water per serving of gin. Then let the liquid simmer together until nice a warm. Strain the mixture to catch any stray lemon seeds and serve in a cup and saucer again (arent we dainty and fancy!) along with a little a garnish to fresh lemon peel and a sprig of Thyme.

4.) Hot Ginger and Cinnamon

– Stem ginger

– Gin

– Water

– Cinnamon stick

Place a measure of gin per person in a saucepan. Then add one ginger (from the stem ginger pot) chopped up into the pan. Add in a tablespoon (per person) on the stem ginger sugar syrup from the pot into the pan too.

Bring everything to simmer then strain to remove the bits of stem ginger.

Serve in a tumbler and garnish with a cinnamon stick and a fresh piece of lemon peel. Delicious, sweet and heartwarming.

5.) Spiced Cider & Gin

– Cider

– Cloves

– Cinnamon

– Gin

– Water

– Sugar Syrup

This is a little American meets British autumn (or fall) collaboration. Place a cup of cider per person in a pan. Pour in a measure of Gin per person. Add in a couple of cinnamon sticks, a couple of cloves, a couple of tablespoons of sugar syrup and a cup of water. Let this all come to simmer. Serve in a tumbler and garnish with a cinnamon stick, sit yourself down, open a good book, sit back and relax.

There you have it. The Top 5 Autumn inspired gin cocktail recipes I created for you. I hope you enjoy sampling them, being experimental and trying new recipes for yourself. Let me know how you get on in the comments section below.

 

Love

         Emma

 

*This article was written with my friends at ILoveGin.com, discover all the amazing gins they have and sign up to try different gin samples every month! Perfect for the colder months.

 

 

19 Comments

  1. October 21, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    The dark & spooky sounds soooooo nice, i love gin and this title pulled me in! I love how things can be inspired my seasons too x

  2. Batool
    October 21, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    ooo this was very cool to read especially since i’m really loving cocktails at the moment!

  3. October 21, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    great post! im not much of a drinker but I have some friends and family that love experimenting with drinks so i’m defenitely gonna be sharing this with them! xx thank you for sharing ☺️

  4. October 21, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Absolutely love that you’ve made this post – December is always an expensive month for me so I’m staying in as much as possible in November. I’m thinking of having the girls around for some cocktails and these will definitely be on the menu! ♥︎

  5. October 21, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    I am obsessed with anything gin related, these sound amazing, especially the mulled apple and gin!! Going to be giving some of these a try! X

  6. October 21, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    This comes really handy for Haloween😁🍷🍸

  7. October 26, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    I’m not a huge gin drinker but dark and spooky sounds amazing

  8. Creative Nails
    October 26, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    I’m not really a big fan of alcoholic drinks. I don’t think I’ve actually tried a G&T before either! These recipes do sounds interesting though, and love how they are Autumn themed 🙂

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

  9. October 28, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    I was trying to pick a fave to say I was going to try first, but I can’t choose! They all sound amazing, especially as the nights are getting darker! I think I’ll go with either the ginger or the honey one first though! 🙂

    Rhianna x
    http://www.tsundokugirl.com

  10. October 29, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    I am going to have to try these with my friends in November!! Who doesn’t love gin!

  11. October 31, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    Ooh thanks so much for sharing these! I’m definitely going to try some of these out, especially the Spiced Cider one!

  12. October 31, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I really don’t like gin but my friend does so I’ll be sure to show her!

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