The Best Vodkas and Gins This Autumn
With Autumn fast approaching, here are the best Gin and Vodkas to add to your bar cart moving into the colder months. From Scotland’s Tulchan Gin, to India’s Jaisalmer Gin on to Aviation American Gin – crafted in small batches in Oregon, Portland. Then we move to the English Cotswolds Distillery and Isle of Wights’ Mermaid Vodka and Gin, each offering a different experience.
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin Negroni
20ml Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin | 25ml Sweet Vermouth | 25ml Campari | Garish Orange Peel Twist
Add Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin, Sweet Vermouth and Campari. Stir all the ingredients over ice in a rocks glass for around 20 seconds, until chilled. Top with ice and garnish with an orange peel twist.
Jaisalmer Gin RRP: £34.95 for 70cl. ABV: 43%. Available from: Amazon and Master of Malt
Mermaid Vodka Pine and Cranberry Buck
30ml Mermaid Salt Vodka | 10ml Pine Syrup | 5ml Lemon Juice | Top up with Ginger Ale | Cranberries
Build into a glass with ice, top up with Ginger Ale and garnish. Garnish with cranberries and a sprig of pine.
Mermaid Salt Vodka RRP: £38.00. ABV: 40%. Available from: John Lewis, Amazon, Harvey Nichols, Master of Malt and Isle of Wight Distillery
Aviation Gin Blackberry G&T
42ml Aviation American Gin | 15ml Blackberry Liqueur | 85ml Tonic Water | Blackberries | Mint Sprig
Pour Aviation Gin and Blackberry Liqueur into glass filled with Ice and top with Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Blackberries and Mint Sprig.
Aviation American Gin RRP: £28 for 700ml. ABV: 42%. Aviation American Gin is available to purchase from Morrisons, Tesco, Waitrose, Amazon and Master of Malt
Mermaid Pink Gin Bramble
50ml Mermaid Pink Gin | 25ml Lemon Juice | 10ml Sugar Syrup | 10ml Crème De Mûre.
Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice and drizzle over the Crème De Mûre. Garnish with a blackberry and lemon slice.
Mermaid Pink Gin RRP: £38.00 for 70cl. ABV: 42%. Available from: John Lewis, Amazon, Isle of Wight Distillery, Tescos, Master of Malt, The Whisky Exchange and Spirits Kiosk
50ml Cotswolds Dry Gin | 25ml Lime Juice | 12.5ml Sugar Syrup | 12.5ml Crème De Mûre
Place gin, lime & sugar into an ice-filled shaker, shake and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Drizzle Crème De Mûre through the ice. Garnish with fresh blackberries and a wedge of lime.
Cotswolds Dry Gin RRP: £34.95 for 70cl. ABV: 41.7%. Available from Cotswold Distillery, Waitrose, Majestic, Oddbins, Laithwaites, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason.
Tulchan Gin (Tulchan & Tonic)
50ml Tulchan Gin | 150ml Fever Tree Tonic
Garnish with orange slice
A new super-premium gin from Scotland launched to consumers in this week. Taking its name from Tulchan Estate in Scotland, Tulchan™ Gin is a small batch gin distilled in Speyside, with flavours inspired by the terroir of the Estate located on the banks of the River Spey. Born on one of the most admired estates in Scotland Tulchan™ Gin is inspired by its natural surrounds with botanicals including sloe berries, elderflower and blackberry leaves which are found on Tulchan Estate. One unusual botanical including sloe berries, elderflower and blackberry leaves which are found on Tulchan Gin is asparagus, which provides the gin with a bitter edge and long finish. The distillation takes place in Speyside using the Estate’s recipe.
Tulchan Gin RRP: £39.99 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 45%. Available from Amazon and Master of Malt.
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Aviation American Gin | @aviationgin
Cotswold Distillery | @cotswolddistillery