3 Delicious autumnal drinks

Rachel Walker 

These tasty autumnal flavoured cocktails will have you relishing the season of change. 

Apples, damsons, blackberries, sloes, plums, figs—the laden hedgerows are ripe for the picking.

This is the signal for cocktail enthusiasts to start rustling up flavoured syrups, purées and elaborate garnishes.

Three delicious autumn cocktails

Damson cocktail

Damson cocktail
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  • 25ml damson vodka
  • Prosecco 

Pour the damson vodka into a champagne flute and top up with cold prosecco. For a less alcoholic version, use a sweetened sloe or damson purée instead of damson vodka. 


Apple cocktail

Apple cocktail
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  • 40ml bourbon
  • 80ml apple cider, chilled
  • 80ml ginger beer, chilled
  • Garnish: rosemary and thin apple slices

Mix the bourbon, cider and ginger beer, and pour into a glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and optional apple slices. 


Blackberry cocktail

Blackberry cocktail
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  • 4 blackberries
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 60ml gin
  • Ice cubes
  • Tonic water

Use a wooden muddler to crush the blackberries, mint leaves and sugar syrup at the bottom of a glass. Add gin and ice cubes, then top up with tonic water.