DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Sam Temsah-Deniskin offers a fall cocktail.


Autumn is around the corner and I can barely contain my excitement. It brings with it happy memories, like when the cool breeze throws crispy leaves about you like confetti. The air will be filled with the smell of smoke and apple pies fresh out of the oven. Apple season officially begins. So start preparing with a killer apple-themed cocktail. Gin, ginger beer, spiced rum, and apple juice. Bookmark this one, because it’s time for an Apple Bloom cocktail.



  • 2 ounces of Botanist Gin
  • 1/2 ounce of spiced rum
  • 1 ounce of apple juice
  • Top off with ginger beer
  • Garnish with an apple slice and a sprig of thyme


  1. In a coup glass, pour the gin, rum, and apple juice.
  2. Top off the drink with a healthy amount of ginger beer.
  3. Garnish with a thin apple slice and a fresh thyme sprig. Enjoy!


In a coup glass, pour 2 ounces of The Botanist gin. Why The Botanist specifically, you ask? Because it is fantastic and should be in everyone’s repertoire, that’s why.


Then add 1/2 ounce of spiced rum (The Kraken is a good one for this!) and one ounce of apple juice.


Top off the glass with a generous portion of ginger beer or ale and watch the bubble ignite!


Garnish with a thin apple slice and a sprig of fresh thyme. If you then let the drink sit and look pretty for about 5 minutes, the garnishes will infuse the cocktail with the most delightfully subtle hints of flavor. Well worth the wait! Now, sip and enjoy by a blazing fire!







Cheers to your lovely Autumn festivities, my friends!

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