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Autumble into Flavour: Top 4 Autumn Cocktail Recipes

As the leaves turn and the air grows crisp, the appeal of a warm sweater and a smooth, flavorful cocktail becomes undeniable. This season, why not embrace the autumn chill with cocktails that not only taste incredible but also contribute to a noble cause—elephant conservation? As a craft gin brand dedicated to supporting wildlife preservation, we are excited to share our favourite autumn-inspired gin cocktails that are perfect for this season’s gatherings or a cosy night by the fire.

1. Spiced Pear Gin Fizz

Autumn is synonymous with the rich flavours of ripe pears. This Spiced Pear Gin Fizz is a delightful concoction that pairs the mellow sweetness of pear with our aromatic gin, enhanced by a whisper of spice.


  • 80 ml Indlovu Citrus gin
  • 40 ml pear puree
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 20 ml simple syrup
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Club soda to top
  • Pear slice and cinnamon stick for garnish


Combine the gin, pear puree, lemon juice, simple syrup, and cinnamon in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a pear slice and a cinnamon stick. This cocktail is as refreshing as it is seasonal, offering a balance of sweet and spicy notes.

2. Autumn Harvest Gin & Tonic

Reinvent the classic G&T with flavours that echo the essence of a harvest. With a hint of cranberry and a dash of rosemary, this cocktail is as aromatic as a walk through the autumn woods.


  • 80 ml Indlocu Pink gin
  • 160 ml tonic water
  • 80 ml cranberry juice
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Lime wheels and fresh cranberries for garnish


Fill a tall glass with ice and pour over the gin, cranberry juice, and tonic water. Stir gently to mix. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary, a few cranberries, and lime wheels. The cranberry’s tartness perfectly complements the gin’s botanicals, making it a festive choice for any fall celebration.

3. Smoky Apple Cider Gin Cocktail

Nothing says autumn like the taste of apple cider. This Smoky Apple Cider Gin Cocktail brings a smoky depth to the sweetness of cider, creating a layered drink that’s bound to impress.


  • 80 ml Indlovu Original gin
  • 120 ml apple cider
  • 20 ml maple syrup
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • Apple slices and cinnamon stick for garnish


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with apple slices and a cinnamon stick. The earthiness of the gin and the natural sweetness of the cider are a match made in autumnal heaven.

4. Gingered Honey Bee Martini

For those who enjoy a zing in their sip, the Gingered Honey Bee Martini offers a spicy kick with a touch of sweetness, making it the perfect drink to warm up a chilly evening.


  • 80 ml Indlovu Original gin
  • 40 ml ginger liqueur
  • 20 ml honey syrup (equal parts honey and water)
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • Candied ginger and lemon twist for garnish


Combine gin, ginger liqueur, honey syrup, and lemon juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of candied ginger and a twist of lemon for an elegant finish.

As we mix these delightful cocktails, let’s not forget the greater purpose behind each sip. Every bottle of our craft gin supports elephant conservation efforts, helping to ensure that these majestic creatures continue to thrive in their natural habitats. This autumn, as you enjoy the rich flavours of these cocktails, take pride in knowing that you are also contributing to a vital cause. Cheers to a season of good drinks, good deeds, and unforgettable memories!

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