The leaves changing colour, sunny days that have a chill in the air, and curling up with a delicious cocktail are just some of my favourite things about Autumn.

I’ve really missed entertaining, I love creating experiences for my friends to enjoy, with (hopefully!) delicious food, a beautifully set table and an abundance of wine, love and laughter. 

I, for one, can’t wait for the restrictions here in England to be lifted so I can entertain again at home.  For the moment, I’ll be content with trying different cocktails ready for when I can welcome guests again.

This recipe from Louise Roe combines some of my favourite things – Gin and Elderflower cordial.  I love this combination and mixed with the cranberry and apple it’s really delicious.

This recipe makes 1 serving. To make it, you will need:

  • 50ml measure of Gin
  • 20ml homemade elderflower cordial or store-bought elderflower liqueur
  • 100ml pressed apple juice (Jazz or another semi sweet apple juice)
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 25ml cranberry juice

Combine all the liquid ingredients and pour over ice cubes. Serve in a tall glass with an apple fan garnish and a long flower blossom (make sure the flowers are edible).

Recipe & image credit: Louise Roe