Mugs of apple punch topped with dried apple slices

Autumn drinks recipes

Celebrate autumn with our selection of warming drinks and seasonal cocktails. Sip on everything from hot chocolate and mulled apple juice, to sloe gin and fruity punch.

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Warm your hands around a mug of this hot apple drink, spiced with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg - add a splash of rum for the adults

10 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Hosting a party? Try this slow-cooker hot chocolate for an easy way to serve a crowd. You could also add your favourite liqueur to each mug

3 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this sloe gin in advance and leave to mature for a richly rounded, fruity flavour. It makes for a perfect homemade gift

30 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Get cosy with a pumpkin spice latte, perfect for cold autumn and winter nights. With ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin flavours, it's a real treat

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate Halloween with our special pear, pumpkin and ginger mocktail. Perfect for parties, be sure to pipe frightening faces onto your serving glasses!

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Add a cinnamon stick to an assam leaf tea to make this warming cinnamon-spiced brew that's great on cold days. Sweeten with a dollop of honey to taste

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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Make a soft, mellow and fruity blackberry gin fizz cocktail. You could also use sloe gin or blackcurrant vodka, if you like. Garnish with thyme or blackberry

5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Add this versatile pumpkin spice syrup, made with cinnamon, cloves and ginger, to lattes and milkshakes. You can also drizzle it over bakes and desserts

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A non-alcoholic alternative to mulled wine, ideal for entertaining kids and drivers

15 mins
Easy
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Make a bottle of homemade plum brandy. It's a great way to use up a glut of plums, plus it'll keep for two months and will make a welcome gift for brandy lovers

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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Have a glut of blackcurrants? Make some homemade blackcurrant gin. Drink on its own, add a dash to champagne, or use in place of cassis in cocktails

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Don't go to the coffee shop for a chai latte – instead, make one. Use storecupboard spices like cinnamon and cardamom to recreate this Indian-inspired tea

11 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Tantalise your guests' tastebuds with this delicious toffee apple sour. It's a perfect cocktail for a grown-up Halloween party or a Bonfire Night treat

5 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Hot pear cider, apple and cranberry juice plus sloe gin with cinnamon - you can't get a better winter cocktail than this

10 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bottle up a taste of autumn with our homemade damson gin. The flavour matures and improves over time. The recipe can also be used to make damson vodka

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

It's easy to make your own mulled cider. As well as fruit and spices, we've added extra apple brandy to our version of this delicious winter warmer

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of autumnal fruit with our simple homemade damson vodka recipe. This autumnal drink is delicious neat or served in seasonal cocktails

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
1 rating 1.0 out of 5 star rating

Mulled mead or cider with a splash of brandy is a real festive treat, a warming alternative to mulled wine with cinnamon, ginger and citrus notes

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This alcoholic blend is made with dulce de leche - a thick caramel. Add salt to your liking then serve up a mug of pure boozy bliss

15 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Add a twist to rooibos tea with the addition of fresh pear and a fragrant cinnamon stick. Garnish with extra pear slices to impress guests at an afternoon tea

11 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
6 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Turn a bounty of seasonal fruit into a fabulous infusion. Our easy homemade sloe vodka makes a delicious gift and is great for using in cocktails.

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
26 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A real treat for chocolate lovers - use 70% cocoa solids or milk chocolate depending on how chocolately you and the kids like it

10 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Impress party guests with homemade toffee vodka cocktails. They're easy to make and are a great birthday or Christmas gift for cocktail lovers

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This autumnal hedgerow cocktail has a blend of botanical notes from the gin, infused with a juniper syrup, which makes for a sweet-sharp tipple

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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