Yep, summer is officially over, but don’t let the onset of wintry weather get you down. Before we rug up for June, we’ve got at least another two months of kicking our way through scarlet leaves, not having to hide our pretty scarves under heavy jackets and best of all, autumn seasonal cocktails!
We’ve paired up with the local gin-eouses at Red Hen Gin and 4 of our fave local bars, to let everyone into the gin in Autumn secret with these limited edition delicious bevvos.
The Trainspotter might just knock you off your chair, with a touch of absinthe and Luxardo Maraschino boosting the delicious botanical profile whilst also lending the overall drink and finish with a dry, clean quality which echoes the delicate structure of Red Hen Gin itself.
Legend has it that the Gimlet was created in the mid-19th century to encourage Royal Navy sailors to consume their rations of scurvy-preventing lime juice. The Fall Gimlet balances the botanicals of gin mix perfectly with fresh lime, calvados, and maple. Perfect for an autumn afternoon.
Red Hen Gin, strawberry, lime and maple syrup comes together to make a slightly sweet, refreshing cocktail, which has a lingering hint of oak from the Maker’s Mark bourbon. The gentle sweetness of the muddled strawberries and crisp acidity of the lime are the perfect blend to welcome gin into the Autumn routine.
Video by Jia Gardiner
Get ready for the Smashed Hen with an alluring Hulk-green tint and a real fresh kick! In fact, the addition of fresh basil means that this drink is basically a vegetable, and certainly a welcome way to get one of your five-a-day.