Oh Autumn, how I love you. An excuse to stay in and keep warm. The perfect season for the introvert in me, and there’s nothing like a warming drink for those Friday nights in.
My new drink find for Autumn, the Gin and Ginger Ale or Gin and Ginger Beer is the perfect warming drink. I always thought something other than tonic would be over powering with gin, but actually it really works. Although I’m still yet to convince Mr W, he’s very much a Dark and Stormy kinda guy. I wonder if I can convince you guys with this wonderful drink…
Hoxton Gin sells itself as a gin with attitude, which is probably why it can hold itself when mixed with a premium Ginger Ale. Hoxton gin is a refreshing mix of coconut and vanilla flavours as well as citrus hints. This combination tastes almost like a rum cocktail. This drink is very much something that would appeal to a non-gin drinker!
If you yourself want to enjoy a Hoxton Gin and Ginger, here’s how:
- 50 ml Hoxton Gin
- Chilled Premium Ginger Ale
- Fresh Grapefruit or Lime
Fill a tall glass with ice, pour the Hoxton gin within and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a zest of fresh grapefruit (or lime) peel, a wedge of either fruit and serve.
Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer is well known for it’s spiciness and autumnal feel. It is made to a recipe that contains secret ingredients. These are combined with ginger shipped from the Far East, steeped for up to 6 weeks to produce its deep, deliciously spicy flavour. For this drink I decided to add more spice to the mix, with Opihr Gin. A spicy gin with hints of cardamon and black pepper, that works very well with the deep flavours of the Crabbies.
If you yourself want to enjoy a Gin and Crabbies, here’s how:
- 50 ml Opihr Gin
- Chilled Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer
- Fresh Lime
Fill a tall glass with ice, pour the Opihr gin within and top with Crabbies Ginger Beer. Garnish with a slice of lime and serve.
Obviously both recipes are seriously simple, and sometimes that’s the beauty of gin. Easy to make when you’re at home chilling out! What’s your favourite Autumn drink? Have you tried an alternative to a normal G&T? Would you try a Gin an Ginger? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. This post contains PR samples. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.