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
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.