mix. enjoy. the sequel.

Glen Swart


With summer almost behind us, get ready to fall for our Autumnal Cocktail Guide

NJI’s international team team are back with another curated list of seasonal treats for you. Each cocktail fully illustrated —a feast for the eyes and tastebuds. 

Perfect for warming you up as things cool down.

spiked apple cider. 

1/4 gallon apple cider
1/2 cup dark rum
1/2 cup cinnamon schnapps
1/2 lemon, juiced

1 granny smith apple, peeled, cut into large chunks
t hin apple slices
wooden skewers

Mix together the cider, rum, and schnapps in a large pitcher. Add the apples to a small bowl and toss them with the lemon juice.

Thread the diced apples onto the skewers. Pour the spiked cider into glasses filled with ice, then garnish with an apple skewer and a thin slice of apple serve.

winter warmer. 

1 parts Pimm’s No.3
3 parts apple juice
star anise
cinnamon stick
Slice of green apple
Slices of orange

cinnamon stick
orange slice

Warm the juice with the spices and fruit, gently in a pan. Make sure not to boil the mix.

Pour in a heavy glass mix with Pimm’s —to taste— and serve with a cinnamon stick and orange slice.

autumnal cider fizz. 

1 medium granny smith apple
1 medium honeycrisp apple
4 cups apple cider, chillded
1,5 cups (12 oz.) vodka or brandy, chilled
1 bottle prosecco (750 ml), chilled

apple slices

Mix cider and vodka and chill with thin slices of apple. Add prosecco right before serving, garnish with apple slices. Serves 10.

Tip: slice the apples thin with a mandoline, keeping peel and core intact, then cut into half moons.

spiced kicker. 

2 oz vodka
1,5 oz spiced pear simple syrup
1 oz freshly squeeze lime juice
4 oz ginger beer

Simple Syrup
1 cup pear juice
1 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 small pear

pear slice
cinnamon stick

Begin with the syrup. Dice a small pear. In a small pan, add the pear juice, sugar, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, allspice, and diced pear.

Bring to a boil and cook for 5 to 8 minutes. The liquid should be slightly thickened. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and allow to cool.

Fill your mug with ice. Add the vodka, spiced pear simple syrup, and lime juice. Top with ginger beer. Stir to combine. Garnish with a pear slice and cinnamon stick. Kick back and relax

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