Cocktail Crafting for Event Success: Autumn-Infused Cocktails for Memorable Events

As Autumns charm subtly lures us into darker nights and misty mornings, its mystery sets the stage for spectacular events. What better way to elevate your event than to embrace the seasons magic through an experience of culinary and visual excellence. Whether you’re organising a wedding, a corporate event, or an intimate celebration, draw inspiration from our carefully selected list of Autumnal cocktails which is sure to elevate any event.  


1. Apricot Negroni 

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A sweet but warming take on the Negroni. This is sure to keep guests cozy from threats of an Autumn breeze.

Serves 1 | Prep Time: 5 mins

  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 1 oz. red vermouth
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1/2 tsp apricot jam
  • 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
  • Lemon twist

Step 1: In a shaker filled with ice cubes, combine all the ingredients, and stir well.

Step 2: Double strain the mixture into a tumbler filled with ice cubes and garnish with a twist of lemon.


2. Pear Gin Fizz

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Fruity, fizzy and flirty… This sparkling gin cocktail is sure to be one that guests make thyme for!

Serves 8 | Prep Time: 25 mins

  • 2 pears
  • 4 oz. honey
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for serving
  • 8 oz. gin
  • 8 oz. pear nectar or juice
  • 4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 16 oz. Prosecco

Step 1: Coarsely grate 1 pear and add it to a small saucepan along with honey, thyme, and 1 cup of water. Simmer until the honey has dissolved, and the pear has broken down (about 15 minutes). After removing it from heat, let it cool, then strain.

Step 2: In a pitcher, combine gin, pear nectar, lemon juice, and 1 cup of pear syrup. Add Prosecco.

Step 3: Thinly slice the remaining pear. Serve the gin fizz over ice with sliced pear and thyme sprigs for a delightful presentation.


3. Cherry Sidecar Martini

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Striking a sophisticated balance between sweet and savoury. A fabulous take on the traditional citrus based drink.

Serves 2 | Prep Time: 5 mins

  • 2 oz. cognac
  • 1 oz. Cherry Heering
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Brandied cherries, for serving

Step 1: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake cognac, Cherry Heering, lemon juice, and bitters until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with brandied cherries for an elegant finish.


4. Yuzu Moscow Mule

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Yuzu injects an elegant tart kick into the Mule, elevating the citrusy notes for a seriously refreshing concoction.

Serves 1 | Prep Time: 5 mins

  • Ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Monin Yuzu Purée
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz. ginger beer
  • Lime wedge, for serving
  • Mint leaves, for serving

Step 1: In a copper tin or your desired serving glass filled with ice, combine all the ingredients except ginger beer.

Step 2: Top it off with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint leaves for a zesty touch.


5. Thyme Plum Moscow Mule

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This take on the classic results in a fragrant delight that will certainly impress its audience.

Serves 4 | Prep Time: 10 mins

  • 8 oz. vodka (1 cup)
  • 2 oz. lime juice (1/4 cup)
  • 2 plums, thinly sliced, plus more for serving
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for serving
  • 12 oz. ginger beer

Step 1: In a pitcher, stir together vodka, lime juice, sliced plums, and fresh thyme.

Step 2: Gently incorporate ginger beer into the mixture. Serve over ice, garnished with extra sliced plums and thyme for a refreshing sip of autumn.

Step into the changing season in style with this sophisticated selection of Autumn inspired cocktails. From the rich and warming Apricot Negroni to the refreshing Yuzu Moscow Mule, these recipes are designed to satisfy every need. Reinforce your theme and encapsulate the enchanted essence of the season, providing unforgettable memories for your guests. Learn more about our signature cocktail services and bespoke bar design and theming options here.

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