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Blackberry Apple Autumn Gin Tonic
The Autumn Gin & Tonic with Blackberry & Apple

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. 

Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: autumn gin, blackberry apple gin, blackberry gin, fall gin, G&T, gin, gin and tonic, gin tonic
Servings: 1 Drink
Author: Jane Saunders
Ingredients
For the Garnish
  • 1 slice fresh apple (1-2mm thick)
  • 2.5 ml/ 1/2 tsp honey
  • 5 ml/ 1 tsp Just boiled water
  • 2 Fresh blackberries
  • Ground cinnamon
For the Autumn Gin & Tonic
  • 2 Fresh blackberries
  • 40 ml/ 8 tsp London Dry Gin (preferably spicy)
  • 5 ml/ 1 tsp Poire William
  • 10 ml/ 2 tsp Apple juice (cloudy)
  • 120 ml/ 1/2 cup Tonic water
Instructions
  1. Dissolve the honey in the water and brush over both sides of the apple

  2. 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

  3. Let cool completely

Make the Autumn Gin & Tonic
  1. 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 

  2. Pass the liquid through coffee/ tea filter paper and pour into a serving glass filled with ice (see notes)

  3. Top with tonic water and garnish with the blackberries, sliced apple and a light dusting of ground cinnamon

  4. Serve immediately

Recipe Notes

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.