Greet chilly evenings with an autumnal cocktail selection

Greet chilly evenings with an autumnal cocktail selection

With the nights drawing in and the air turning colder, there’s no better way to enjoy autumn than being tucked up by the fire with a seasonal cocktail.

Whilst summer tipples are all about feeling refreshed and cooling down, their autumnal counterparts tend to be more substantial and warming. Zingy fruits and botanicals are swapped for mellower options, with tempting earthy colours of orange and red to finish off the effect.

Autumn isn’t complete without the classic combination of apple and cinnamon. Create a fancy apple cider mimosa by mixing champagne, apple cider, cinnamon and sugar to produce a drink with a distinctive autumnal flavour. Serve in your favourite engraved champagne glass to make it feel extra special.

For a decadent treat that is more of a dessert than a cocktail, try the campfire sling. The delicious mixture of rye whiskey, maple syrup, chocolate bitters and orange will evoke memories of chilly evenings spent toasting marshmallows on the fire. The whiskey base of this cocktail gives it a rich and warming feel, and the experience can be made even more authentic with vintage-style glass mugs to serve.

The mudslide, a classic cocktail in its own right, is also popular as the weather turns colder. Unlike most other drinks for cosy evenings, the mudslide is made with vodka. However, this is superseded by the addition of both coffee liqueur and Irish cream liqueur, resulting in a tipple that is creamy and satisfying, best served over ice in a rocks glass.

No matter how indulgent you decide to make your autumn drinks of choice, be sure to enjoy them in a glass that does them justice.

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