Whilst the strangest summer we have had in a very long time is nearing its end, autumn will bring with it a new trend of cocktails in Soho that managed to capture a very changeable time. Autumn brings warm late summer days as much as it brings showers and cold snaps, and so Autumn cocktails need to be ready whatever the weather.
With that, here are some of our favourite autumn cocktail trends, to be enjoyed responsibly.
Whilst it’s hard to find a time not to enjoy a delicious berry cocktail, autumn is traditionally the time when many berries are harvested.
Blackberries, cherries and blackcurrants are emblematic of the crisp taste of autumn, and drinks such as the bramble and the Calamity Jane are a perfect middle ground between the fresh tastes of summer and the warming tastes of winter.
Autumn is also sloe berry season, so bring on the sloe gin!
Apple and Cinnamon
Apple and cinnamon are two tastes that eternally go perfectly together, mixing the crisp tang of apple with the warming spice of cinnamon, apple and cinnamon are perfect for when the nights get colder.
Apple has a habit of going with pretty much any spirit, from vodka for a classic Apple Martini, to tequila for an Apple Margarita. However, paired with a bourbon whiskey it makes for drinks that make you feel all warm, with an Apple Sour working perfectly with the traditional sourness of a Whiskey Sour.
It’s the perfect taste for when the nights get colder.
Whether scotch or bourbon, whiskey is a quintessential spirit of the season. Warming, robust and smokey, many traditional autumn cocktails such as the Old Fashioned or the Manhattan are built around it.