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5 Most Delicious Autumn and Winter Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Summer is now officially over! It’s now September and with long, dark winter nights moving ever closer, warming cocktails are becoming more and more necessary. 

Our selection of wooden home bars are ideal for homes that love entertaining guests. Whether you’d like home bar furniture in a man cave, conservatory, living room, a games room or shed, our team here at Best Bar None can make any home bars

Bespoke and made to order our bars are the perfect talking point and centre piece of a room. We offer a range of home bar designs but if you have a home bar in mind that you’ve always dreamt of, we can make your dream come true!

We thought we’d put a few of our favourite cocktail recipes together for the autumnal and wintery months, to help you to become the ultimate mixologist at your wooden home bar! 

  1. Autumn Apple

Made from apple cider and gin, this cocktail is the perfect addition to sociable nights in. With the apple fruity taste adding a sweetness and a hint of cinnamon, this cocktail is the definition of an Autumn drink!

What you need:

  • Double Shot Measure of Your Chosen Gin
  • Apple Cider
  • A Squeeze of Lime or Lemon Juice
  • Single Shot of Homemade Honey Syrup (honey (½ shot) and hot water (½ shot) mixed together)
  • Pinch of Cinnamon


When you’ve added all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, add some ice and shake the hell out of it! Strain the mixture and pour into two glasses, top with 2 thyme sprigs and an apple cut into small matchstick looking pieces. Volia!

apple cider cocktail recipe


  1. Spiced Pumpkin Fizz

Nothing says Autumn more than pumpkins and spices! We found this delicious pumpkin cocktail perfect for Halloween and as the nights get colder.

What you need:

Add all of these delicious ingredients together into a cocktail shaker with ice and give it a shake! Strain and pour into a glass with ice and garnish with a dried pear chip.

pumpkin cocktail recipe

  1. Mulled Wine

A timeless classic when it comes to winter cocktails. An essential for getting cosy and makes the house smell utterly divine. 

What you need:

  • 750ml of Your Chosen Red Wine
  • 1 Clementine
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 3 Dried Figs
  • 3 Black Peppercorns
  • 50ml of Brandy

Add all of these ingredients into a saucepan and let it warm up gradually until simmer then turn off the heat. Sieve the contents of the pan into a new container, ladle into glasses and enjoy!

mulled wine recipe uk

  1. Caramel Irish Coffee

This delicious creamy coffee is the perfect after coffee treat. With dreamy whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

What you need:

Add all of the alcoholic ingredients first then add the coffee and stir together to ensure it’s all mixed up. Squeeze some whipped cream and drizzle caramel syrup on top. Indulge!

irish coffee recipe

  1. Botanical Blackberry Bramble

A classic winter inspired cocktail with an infusion of fruity sweetness, cut through with a hint of sour citrus flavour. 

What you need:

Add gin, lime juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and then strain as your pour into your chosen glass that’s filled with ice cubes. Top the cocktail by slowly drizzling the blackberry liqueur and garnish with a wedge of lime, sprig of lavender and a handful of fresh blackberries.

blackberry winter cocktail uk

Tie these cocktail recipes with the ultimate home bar accessories for that added WOW factor! We offer a wide variety of home bar equipment including, stunning glassware for home bars, unique bottle openers, cocktail kits and components that will help you make the ULTIMATE cocktail. These bar accessories such as a wine rack are also the perfect gift for someone that already owns a home bar, whether it’s for Christmas, their Birthday or another occasion.

Our home bar accessories can help to bring your wooden home bar, corner home bar or small home bar to life, giving it your own touch. We can even create bespoke matching bar stools for your home bar. Along with the fact that all of our wooden home bars can be personalised with your chosen name or logo design, you’ll be able to make your drinks bar your own!

If you’d like any more autumn cocktail recipes to enjoy at this time of year or are interested in any of our home bars to serve your scrumptious cocktails on, why not get in touch with our team today for some recommendations and tips!

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