The Luxury Guide: Best Autumn Cocktails 2020

By Christina Tsangaris

With the days getting colder and the evenings darker, there’s nothing better than kicking back with an autumnal cocktail at the end of the day. Whether you’re looking to make a winter warmer or an Indian summer, has selected its top pick of autumnal cocktails from around the world, which we hope will tickle your taste buds and curb your wanderlust during these trying times.

For those in need of a little inspiration - with a side of escapism discover the ultimate cocktail list for warm nights where a little concoction can be enjoyed, an innovative, mouthwatering edge to anything else you may have experienced.  Please note, international guidelines and change in opening hours due to COVID-19 apply.

Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa, Puglia - The Puglia Martini

Bar 700 is just the place to try a martini with a difference. A grand space made especially interesting by its 8.5 meter-long stone counter clad in antique argentine tin-plates. Here, the muted colors but also the local wines, innovative cocktails and a wide collection of local spirits provide instant relaxation. Soft sofas, finger foods and small bites complete the setting for an evening of enjoyment by the fireplace. Wine tastings in our cellar can be reserved with their Sommelier. The Puglia Martini offers the ultimate escape into the region's tantalising flavours!

The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath - Donday Martini

The Gainsborough Bar is chic, modern and fun; a brilliant social hub and the perfect venue for a refreshing drink, pre-dinner cocktail or after dinner liqueur. Their expert bartenders serve delicious innovative cocktails tailored to your personal taste, along with traditional classics or simply choose from a stellar collection of Champagnes, artisan gins, Martinis, fine wines and local ales.Our pick is the Donday Martini, due to its fresh and tantalising taste. 

The Churchill Bar & Terrace, London - The Cigar Smoker

This stylish cocktail bar, located in Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill in the heart of Marylebone, is home to an award-winning team of mixologists skilled at serving up craft cocktails, homemade tonics, premium spirits, fine wines and, of course, all the classics.

Inside you will find original photographs and love letters between Sir Winston Churchill and his beloved wife Clementine adorning the walls of the luxe, art deco inspired interior, while the year-round outdoor terrace offers an inviting hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, perfect for alfresco drinks in the city or a tranquil spot to enjoy a premium cigar.

With a delectable light bites, lunch and indulgent weekend brunch, whether you are shopping on Oxford Street, relaxing in Hyde Park, exploring well-known Mayfair or Bond Street, The Churchill Bar & Terrace is a must-visit, unique cocktail bar.

Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa, Cognac - Willy Tonka

Located in maison Monnet’s former cooperage with over 220 different cognacs from more than 40 producers, their jazz bar Le 1838 is a cognac aficionado’s heaven and also offer a wide range of spirits and champagnes. Their mixologist, Roxanne Remmery, will make you discover her latest creations twisted with feminine touches, or concocts you classic cocktails on request.

DUKES LONDON, London - Vesper Martini

The DUKES Bar martinis are legendary and as quoted by the New York Times, ‘one of the world’s best.’ We know why. Every Martini or personalised cocktail served at the internationally acclaimed bar is an occasion, with their world class bartender team at the helm. Whether visiting for the first time or more, a special rendezvous with friends, a romantic meeting with a lover or a relaxing moment after a meeting, DUKES Bar provides the setting for an unforgettable experience.

By Christina Tsangaris