The Gin and Tonic is a classic cocktail that can be enjoyed any time of year.

But as the air gets cooler and the leaves start changing to shades of red and orange, we’re craving autumnal twists on our favorite drinks. These three Gin and Tonic variations are made with fall-ready ingredients that are perfect for the season.

Gone Apple Picking Gin & Tonic

Gone Apple Picking Gin & Tonic

Gone Apple Picking Gin & Tonic

Available at Jaleo by Jose Andres and Mercado Little Spain

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Fords Gin
  • .5 oz. La Gitana Pastrana Manzanilla Sherry
  • .25 oz. Valdespino El Candado PX Sherry
  • 4.5 oz. Tonic Water
  • 2 Granny Smith Apple Slices (to Garnish)
  • 1 Star Anise Pod (to Garnish)

Preparation: Combine all ingredients, save for the garnishes, in an empty globe or rocks glass. Fill with cubed ice until just above the surface. Garnish and serve.

Autumnal Gin & Tonic

Autumnal Gin & Tonic

Photo Courtesy of ARRIVE East Austin

Autumnal Gin & Tonic

Courtesy of General Manager Adam Nystrom of Gin Bar at ARRIVE East Austin

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Letherbee Autumnal Gin
  • 4 oz. Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic Water
  • Thyme Sprig (to Garnish)
  • Grated Cinnamon (to Garnish)
  • Grated Nutmeg (to Garnish)

Preparation: Add gin and tonic to a Collins glass with ice and stir to mix. Garnish and serve.


Who’s the Bosc

Who’s the Bosc

Who’s the Bosc

Courtesy of Bosc + Bartlett at Santa Clara Marriott

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1.5 oz. Tonic Water
  • 2 oz. Organic Pear Juice
  • 1 dash Lime Juice
  • Dehydrated Pear Slice (to Garnish)
  • Lime Slice (to Garnish)

Preparation: Add gin, lime juice and pear juice to a shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain into a wine glass with fresh ice. Top with tonic and garnish.