The Autumn Gin & Tonic is a seasonal twist on the classic G&T. A splash of pear liqueur & a touch of Crème de mûre team up with fresh blackberries and apple to create a deep, blushing G&T drink. A dusting of cinnamon adds a warming aroma to complete the autumnal mood.
Dissolve the honey in the water and brush over both sides of the apple
Lay the apple slice on a baking tin covered in baking parchment and let cook for 45 minutes at 150C/ 300F/ GM2 for 45 minutes
Let cool completely
Put the blackberries into a mixing glass or jug with the gin, Poire William, Creme de Mure and apple juice. Crush the berries with a cocktail muddler or the end of a rolling pin
Pass the liquid through coffee/ tea filter paper and pour into a serving glass filled with ice (see notes)
Top with tonic water and garnish with the blackberries, sliced apple and a light dusting of ground cinnamon
It is important to strain the liquid through filter paper to ensure the drink is clear and free from berry residue. Passing through a mesh sieve is not sufficient if a clear drink is the aim.