A delicious fall gin & tonic recipe

I’m not sure about you, but I’m still not getting used to the idea of shorter days and early evenings. I’ve tried. But it hurts me a little to have to put the lights on by 5. I’m not sure what you do, but this is my response to all that darkness. A way to keep the summer going for a bit longer.

I took a summer classic – the gin & tonic – but added a fall twist with blackberries and an elderflower liquor called St Germain. I even went a little bit further and added some home made sloe gin.

All in all it’s super delicious and exactly what I was hoping for – summery and autumn-y, sweet and tart, all packed into a cheery shade of ruby red. Like a party in your glass.

 

Fall Gin & Tonic

You will need (for 1 drink):

4 – 5 blackberries

1/2 ounce (that’s 1/2 a shot glass) St Germain (elderflower liquor)

3/4 ounce sloe gin or gin

tonic water

1 Muddle the blackberries in a heavy glass jar or cocktail shaker. Get as much juice out of them as you can then pour the juice into your glass, making sure to strain out the pips.

2 Add 1/2 ounce St Germain.

3 Add 3/4 ounce sloe gin or gin.

4 Top with tonic water and stir.

5 Enjoy!

  1. Reply
    Stefanie

    That drink looks awesome!

  2. Reply
    Ashley

    The shorter days are so, so hard. I feel you!!

  3. Reply
    Anna

    I will have to learn ounces and do that drink!

  4. Reply
    Allie

    This looks delicious! I've been wanting to make sloe gin forever. Tutorial?

  5. Reply
    LEIGH

    Oh I wish you lived closer to me! I want to be friends in person! And drink gin and tonics with you! PS. I looked through your wedding photos the other day and they are gorgeous!!! (I can't remember if I already told you…)

  6. Reply
    Sara Ivy

    OH MY, that looks yummy!

    Sara
    http://saraivy.org

  7. Reply
    Bethany

    Hi! New follower here! This sounds tasty, and I like the frozen blackberry detail on the glass.

    Come visit me at http://bethsquidly.blogspot.com/

    🙂

  8. Reply
    Picturetalk321

    omg this looks so nice…!!!! I totally know what you mean by it becoming dark so early but I did find the last few days quite beautiful, too: misty, with yellow leaves, very atmospheric.

    http://artincambridge.blogspot.co.uk

  9. Reply
    Picturetalk321

    omg this looks so nice…!!!! I totally know what you mean by it becoming dark so early but I did find the last few days quite beautiful, too: misty, with yellow leaves, very atmospheric.

    http://artincambridge.blogspot.co.uk

  10. Reply
    Anna @ IHOD

    Ahhh this sounds divine! Looks lovely too;)

  11. Reply
    Yelle

    Sounds so delicious! You had me at elderflower liquer, but the black berries make this so festive!

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