3 delicious autumn cocktail recipes
We can't help but feel that our lovely British summer lacked opportunities to sip cocktails in beer gardens, between lockdown and just a handful of warm, sunny days. As the summer draws to a close and we enter a time of year when many of us have saving money on the brain, we have to accept that those days are done until next year.
But not to worry - we can continue to drink cocktails throughout autumn, we just need to change up our habits. Mojitos and cosmos were ideal for hot summer days, but not so suited for autumn. Swap up the beer garden for your living room with tasty snacks and a warm fire, and switch out your summer favourites for our delicious autumn cocktail recipes.
1. Warm Apple Pie Cocktail
1 bottle of apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
I tablespoon of nutmeg
2 shots of spiced rum
Whipped cream, 1 cinnamon stick, an apple spice, and ground cinnamon to garnish
Pour the cider into a saucepan, and add the cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, strain out the spices, and add the rum. Pour into glasses, top with the whipped cream, pour over a little cinnamon, and place the cinnamon stick and apple slice on top to garnish.
2. Cranberry Margarita
1 cup of cranberry juice
1 shot of tequila
1 shot of triple sec or cointreau
I lime wheel and fresh cranberries to garnish
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, squeezing the juice out of the lime. Serve straight up in a martini glass or over ice. Garnish with the lime wheel and fresh cranberries.
3. Bourbon and Thyme Cocktail
2 shots of bourbon
2 teaspoons of maple syrup
Half a lemon, cut into wedges
A couple of sprigs of thyme
Lemon twist and thyme sprig to garnish, and ice to serve
Muddle thyme and lemon wedges in a glass. Add bourbon and maple syrup. Stir to combine. Add ice. Garnish with lemon twist and thyme sprig.
Grab some tasty snacks, book your Bliss nail appointments, and call up the squad for a cocktail party!