As Autumn rolls in and as the air starts getting that little bit cooler, we start to look beyond that thirst- quenching rosé glass toward a more seasonal drink. Here are our picks and predictions of the best drinks to see you through the coming months with The Luxe Bible Autumn Drinks Round-Up.
We don’t know if you’ve heard, but vermouth is having a moment, and this one is here for your Negronis, Martinis and Spritzs, simply to quaff straight! Regal Rogue hails all the way from Australia and is led by 100% organic wine and aboriginal herbs and spices. With four flavours to choose from, we recommend the ‘Bold Red’ for an autumnal spritz – a lighter tipple for the cooler months and approaching festive seasons. (Priced from £18.23 for a 50cl bottle at Amazon)
Corte Vetusto Espadín
As the nights draw in and the leaves start to fall, we suggest adding a smoky mescal to your favourite Margarita or Paloma recipe. Corte Vetusto Espadín is a multi-award winning mezcal, from Oaxaca, Mexico, hand crafted in small batches using traditional methods and craftsmanship. After being cooked in an earth oven with mesquite wood for four days, Corte Vetusto Espadín makes for the ideal fireside sipper. (Stocked at Fortnum and Mason 70cl bottle priced at £67.50)
Seignette Vs Cognac
Forget everything you think you know about cognac and try Seignette VS, a brand new contemporary cognac with depth, flavour and all the rich reassuring heritage you’d expect from the spirit. A homage to an original recipe from over 200 years ago, Seignette VS offers oaky, vanilla notes, a touch of citrus and a long creamy finish on the palette. Distilled into a swan adorned bottle, guaranteed to upgrade anyone’s drinks cabinet. Perfectly suited to simple highballs or any cognac-based cocktails. (Priced at £32 from Waitrose from 15th October.)
Distiller’s Cut Rum
This limited-edition Five Hundred Cuts Distiller’s Cut rum from BrewDog Distilling Co. is a bold, barrel aged, handmade spiced rum that’s aged in Oloroso sherry casks for 15 months giving a welcoming hit of blood orange peel and intense spiced botanicals. The botanical hit bridges the gap between rum and gin, making Distiller’s Cut Rum the perfect autumnal warmer with a splash of ginger and slice of lime over ice. Available from BrewDog.com priced at £35.