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What sets a spirit apart?

For Ableforth’s it’s all about creating outstanding drinks from time-honoured techniques – think cold compounding and distillation using the very finest ingredients.

The results of all this care and attention is a range of incredible spirits led by Bathtub Gin and Rumbullion! spiced rum, both of which are ideal for making superb at-home cocktails as the autumn evenings draw in.

The entire Ableforth’s range is a hit with amateur and professional bartenders alike, so if you’re entertaining this autumn (or just fancy mixing up a treat for yourself), read on for all kinds of cocktail inspiration.

ableforth's bathtub ginCrafted using a copper pot still and infused with juniper, orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom, Bathtub Gin pairs exceptional aromatics with beautifully bold flavours. The botanicals are carefully steeped and sampled periodically to make sure things are just right. This exacting compounding process means Bathtub gin is big on character and fresh botanical flavours – and bottling at a precise 43.3% abv allows the gin's personality to shine through in a whole array of serves.

But what happens if you throw gazillions of the finest sloes into proceedings?

Deliciousness in the form of Bathtub Sloe Gin, a unique autumnal addition to your at-home cocktail arsenal. As well as bursting with cinnamon, cloves, orange peel and marzipan notes, Bathtub Sloe Gin also imparts all those classic berry flavours to a drink, making exceptional at-home cocktail-making a breeze.

Fancy something slightly less sweet?

Bathtub Cask-Aged Gin is rested in ex-Bourbon “octave” casks for three to six months to impart a spicy, rich and buttery character – perfect for a Martini with a twist.

ableforth's rumbullion rumA scrumptious salute to rum’s seafaring past, Rumbullion! is an opulently-spiced sipper – just what you want on a crisp autumn day. A blend of exceptional Caribbean rum and creamy Madagascan vanilla of the highest calibre, Rumbullion!’s secret recipe is meticulously finished with cinnamon, cloves and cardamom for a profoundly intense drinking experience, neat or in cocktails.

But we’re here to mix! So take inspiration from these simple yet guaranteed-to-impress Ableforth’s cocktails – perfect for championing the flavours of the new season.


bathtub sloe gin sloe gin mule cocktail

- 40ml Bathtub Sloe Gin
- 20ml fresh lime juice
- 3 dashes plum bitters
- Ginger beer to top

Method: Add the gin, lime and bitters to a mule cup and churn over ice. Fill with more ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime and fresh ginger slice – and enjoy!


ableforth's rumbullion any port in a storm cocktail

- 25ml Rumbullion!
- 25ml ruby port
- 50ml apple juice
- 20ml fresh lime juice
- 20ml ginger liqueur

Method: Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with apple slice and red currants. The taste of autumn in a glass.


ableforth's bathtub gin shake the bramble bush cocktail

- 50ml Bathtub Gin
- 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 15ml sugar syrup
- 15ml crème de mûre
- 1 egg white
- Citrus peel or blackberries to garnish

Method: Add all the ingredients in a shaker and shake hard over ice. Strain and garnish. Why not head out foraging for blackberries to add as a garnish?


- 30ml Bathtub Gin
- 30ml sweet vermouth
- 15ml Campari
- 15ml ginger liqueur

Method: Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with super-cold ice. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a twist of orange.

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