Updated: Oct 21, 2021
It’s time to enjoy the beautiful cascade of golden, red and brown leaves that the wonderful Derbyshire countryside provides us with in autumn. Here at Ginspired we love to celebrate these rich, warming colours and flavours in our drinks too.
After an autumn walk picking sloes and blackberries a good G&T is a deserved treat!
Tarquins British Blackberry and Whitby Bramble & Bay are high quality examples of blackberry gins. Featuring sweet red fruits and earthy herbal tones, they are beautifully balanced and delicious to enjoy on cosy evenings by the fire.
For the perfect serve try mixing with a premium tonic (elderflower flavour if you prefer), a couple of fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh rosemary to garnish.
As the nights draw in bonfire night is on the horizon and the all those gorgeous sweet and smokey aromas fill the air. We’re talking smoked rum, bonfire toffee in a glass!
Three Tides and Burning Barn make intensely smoked rum - charred applewood, rich sweet molasses and burnt treacle. Fierce and complex yet somehow velvet smooth.
Match 20ml of smoked rum with 20ml Amaro, 10ml Campari and 10ml of pure maple syrup for a delicious smoked rum cocktail.
After being chilled to the bone on bonfire night we’re surely in need of a seriously good winter warmer. An indulgent and sophisticated single malt whisky is the only choice.
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve and Caol Ila 18yr are brimming with decadent, rich and complex character.
The multi award winning Dalmore is matured in American oak bourbon barrels, Oloroso Sherry casks and Cabernet Sauvignon barriques to create a whisky bursting with vanilla, cinnamon, red fruits, orange zest and dark chocolate, a dram to truly savour.
For more tasty autumn tipples and festive treats visit Ginspired in the Market Hall to browse our wonderful selection of 600+ delicious drinks!
PS: be sure to check out our Christmas Gift Guide for more ideas from Ginspired.
Ginspired, Stall 8 Market Hall, Chesterfield
Text & Images: Matt Darken (Ginspired)