Delightful Autumn Cocktails

The nights are drawing in and the leaves are scattering the parks like golden blankets. With Autumn now in full swing and bonfire night just around the corner, what could be better than whipping up some sumptuous Autumnal delights for your friends.

The flavours of Autumn are warm, comforting and mourish. Think caramelised apples, pumpkin spice and cream.

Here are three stunning cocktail creations to really get you in the spirit of the season!

Autumn Fizz

 PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA ORLOWICZ

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA ORLOWICZ

Recipe

50ml Beefeater Gin

10ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

Squeeze of Agave nectar

Sparkling apple cider

Garnished with Thyme and apple

Method

Pour gin in shaker, add lemon juice and agave nectar, shake, and then pour into a high ball glass and top with sparkling cider. Garnish with fresh thyme and an apple slice.

Salted Caramel White Russians

 Photo by  Jakub Dziubak  on  Unsplash

Recipe

25ml vodka

50ml coffee liqueur

100ml of whole milk, half n half, or cream

Caramel sauce for garnish

A pinch of coarse sea salt

Method

To make these, start by rimming your glass in a little caramel sauce and a bit of coarse sea salt. Then, drizzle caramel on the inside of your glass. You can never really have enough caramel.

Pear Sour

 COURTESY OF WOLFGANG PUCK CATERING

COURTESY OF WOLFGANG PUCK CATERING

Ingredients

50ml pear brandy

50ml pear nectar / fresh pear juice

25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

5ml syrup

1 pear slice

1 egg white (optional)

Method

Combine pear brandy, pear nectar, lemon juice and simple syrup into cocktail shaker with ice. (If including egg white, add with this step.) Shake and mix well. If egg white was added, be sure to shake vigorously. Strain into martini or coupe glass. Garnish with pear slice.

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