The leaves have turned gold and rust, and the air is crisp and cool. As we bid farewell to summer, we welcome the season of cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice, and apple cider.
It's the perfect time to gather around the fireplace with friends and family, and what better way to do so than with a delicious and seasonal drink in hand?
With the changing of the seasons comes a whole new world of flavors and ingredients to play with. From cinnamon and nutmeg to cranberries and pears, the possibilities are endless.
Whether you're looking for something warm and comforting or crisp and refreshing, there's a Fall-inspired recipe out there for everyone.
As a bartender, I've had the pleasure of experimenting with a wide range of Fall flavors and concoctions. From classic favorites to modern twists, I've seen it all.
In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of my personal favorite Fall Cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your guests and warm your soul. So, grab a blanket and get ready to sip on some deliciousness!
1. Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail
The Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail is the perfect drink to warm you up on a chilly fall evening. Made with Pinnacle® Vodka, this cocktail is a delicious combination of pumpkin and apple cider flavors. The sweetness of the apple cider is balanced out by the earthy notes of the pumpkin, making for a well-rounded and satisfying drink.
This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a cozy and comforting drink this fall season. It's a great addition to any fall gathering or a perfect drink to enjoy by the fire pit on a cool evening. So, if you're looking for a unique and delicious fall cocktail, give the Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail a try!
2. Cider and Maple Old Fashioned
The Cider and Maple Old Fashioned is a perfect cocktail to welcome the fall season. This classic old fashioned recipe has been given a seasonal twist with the addition of apple cider and pure maple syrup. The flavors of bourbon, maple, and apple cider blend together beautifully to create a warm and comforting drink that is perfect for chilly autumn evenings.
The Rye Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup adds an extra layer of complexity to the cocktail, making it a must-try for any bourbon lover. This cocktail is easy to make and can be customized to your taste preferences. Whether you like it sweeter or stronger, the Cider and Maple Old Fashioned is a versatile drink that will satisfy your cravings for a delicious fall cocktail.
3. Apple Cider Hot Toddy With Maple Syrup
The Apple Cider Hot Toddy with Maple Syrup is the perfect Fall cocktail to warm you up on a chilly evening. Made with fresh, sugar-free apple cider infused with star anise and cinnamon, this cocktail has a spicy kick that perfectly complements the sweetness of pure maple syrup.
The addition of good-quality bourbon adds a nice balance of sweet and spice, making it an excellent choice for a cozy and comforting drink. The recipe is easy to make and can be scaled up for a seasonal cocktail party. So, if you're looking for a delicious and warming cocktail to enjoy during the Fall season, the Apple Cider Hot Toddy with Maple Syrup is definitely worth a try.
4. Harvest Apple Mule
The Harvest Apple Mule is a perfect cocktail to celebrate the fall season. This cocktail is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule with the addition of apple cider. The combination of vodka and apple cider creates a refreshing and bright flavor profile that is perfect for sipping on a crisp autumn day.
The cocktail is typically served in a copper mug, but the author of the recipe suggests serving it in a glass to showcase its beautiful color. The simplicity of the recipe makes it easy to prepare and a great option for any fall gathering. If you're looking for a new go-to cocktail for the fall season, the Harvest Apple Mule is definitely worth trying.
5. Spiced Pear Martini
The Spiced Pear Martini is a perfect cocktail for those who want to celebrate the autumn season with a delicious drink. This cocktail is infused with the flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, and pear vodka, which gives it a unique taste that is perfect for fall.
The addition of amaretto and honey adds a sweet and nutty flavor that complements the tartness of the lemon juice. The garnish of pear slices and cinnamon stick adds a touch of elegance to the drink. The Spiced Pear Martini is a must-try for anyone who loves a good fall cocktail.
6. Spicy Pear Martini
The Spicy Pear Martini is a perfect cocktail for the fall season. The cocktail features a unique blend of spices and pears infused in vodka, which gives it a rich and delicious flavor. This cocktail was recently featured in Oprah Magazine, and it's easy to see why.
The Spicy Pear Martini is a great option for those looking for something different from the usual fall cocktails. It's a perfect balance of sweet and spicy, making it a great choice for any occasion. If you're looking for a cocktail that's easy to make and perfect for the fall season, then the Spicy Pear Martini is definitely worth a try.
7. Cherry Bomb
Looking for a delicious and refreshing Fall cocktail? Look no further than the Cherry Bomb! Made with fresh cherries, rich bourbon, vanilla, maple syrup, lemon juice, and a splash of club soda, this cocktail is bursting with amazing flavors. The perfect way to end a long, hot summer day, the Cherry Bomb is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that is sure to impress.
Whether you're looking for a new twist on a classic cocktail or simply want to try something new, the Cherry Bomb is the perfect choice. So why not give it a try today and see for yourself why this cocktail is quickly becoming a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts everywhere?
8. Aperol Pear Cider Spritz
The Aperol Pear Cider Spritz is a refreshing fall cocktail that combines the flavors of Aperol, hard pear cider, and apple juice. It's a twist on the classic Aperol spritz that's perfect for transitioning from summer to fall.
The cocktail has a sweet and tart taste that's sure to impress your guests. Try it for your next fall gathering and enjoy the flavors of the season in a glass.
9. Spiced Pear Bellini
The Spiced Pear Bellini is a perfect fall cocktail that combines the refreshing taste of Prosecco with the warm and cozy flavors of spiced pear juice. This cocktail is a great way to celebrate the cooler weather and enjoy the flavors of fall.
The recipe is simple and easy to make, and the combination of pear juice and Prosecco creates a light and bubbly drink that is perfect for any occasion. The spiced pear juice adds a touch of warmth and depth to the cocktail, making it a great option for those chilly fall evenings. If you're looking for a delicious and refreshing fall cocktail, the Spiced Pear Bellini is definitely worth a try.
10. First Frost
Looking for a unique and complex fall cocktail? Look no further than the First Frost. This autumn-inspired drink combines white rum, green Chartreuse, and a homemade apple cinnamon syrup to create a sweet and sour sipper with layered flavors of fruit, herbs, and spice.
The addition of dry vermouth and fresh lime juice helps to balance out the heavier flavors of the rum and Chartreuse, while the apple cinnamon syrup adds a touch of sweetness and warmth. The garnish of an apple rose or fan adds a beautiful finishing touch to this already impressive cocktail. If you're looking to step outside the box and try something new this fall, the First Frost is the perfect choice.
11. Apple Crisp Cocktail
The Apple Crisp Cocktail is the perfect drink to welcome the Fall season. Made with bourbon and sweetened with honey, this cocktail is a delicious blend of festive flavors that will surely warm you up on a chilly evening. With only four ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and perfect for entertaining guests during the holiday season.
The addition of freshly shaved nutmeg on top adds a touch of warmth and festivity to the drink. If you're looking for a simple yet delicious cocktail to serve at your next Fall gathering, the Apple Crisp Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
12. Apple Cider Sidecar
The Apple Cider Sidecar is a delicious and seasonal take on the classic Sidecar cocktail. Made with crisp apple cider and smooth cognac, this cocktail is perfect for fall evenings. The addition of Cointreau and a splash of lemon juice adds a refreshing twist to the drink.
The garnish of a lemon peel and Luxardo Orginal Maraschino Cherry adds a touch of luxury to the cocktail. This drink is perfect for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving gatherings, and is sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a cocktail that captures the essence of fall, the Apple Cider Sidecar is definitely worth trying.
13. Gin, Apple Cider & Ginger Beer Cocktail
The Gin, Apple Cider & Ginger Beer Cocktail is a unique and refreshing drink that perfectly captures the essence of Fall. This cocktail combines the flavors of apple, lemon, and ginger beer with the aromatic taste of juniper from the gin.
The result is a perfectly balanced and delicious drink that is perfect for sipping on a cool Fall evening. The recipe is easy to follow and can be made with just a few simple ingredients. If you're looking for a new Fall cocktail to try, the Gin, Apple Cider & Ginger Beer Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
14. Chai Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail
The Chai Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail is a perfect drink for fall, with its blend of warm spices and fresh apple cider. This cocktail can be made with or without alcohol, making it a versatile option for any occasion. The recipe is simple, with just two main ingredients: apple cider and homemade chai syrup.
The combination of these two flavors creates a deliciously sweet and spicy drink that is perfect for sipping on a chilly autumn evening. Whether you're looking for a cozy drink to enjoy by the fire or a refreshing cocktail to serve at your next party, the Chai Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail is sure to impress.
15. Salted Butterscotch White Russian
The Salted Butterscotch White Russian is a must-try for any fall cocktail enthusiast. This creamy and indulgent cocktail is made with butterscotch schnapps, vodka, Kahlúa, heavy cream, nutmeg, sea salt, and butterscotch sauce. The addition of the butterscotch schnapps and sea salt elevates the classic white Russian cocktail to a whole new level of deliciousness.
The nutmeg adds a warm and earthy flavor, perfect for the autumn season. This cocktail is easy to prepare and can be served as a dessert drink or an after-dinner treat. If you're looking for a drink that's both sweet and salty, the Salted Butterscotch White Russian is the perfect choice.
16. Fig Thyme Shrub Cocktail
The Fig Thyme Shrub Cocktail is a tangy and sweet cocktail that celebrates the late summer figs and the beginning of fall. The fresh thyme adds an unexpected, but delicious note of herby flavor. The shrub mixture is a “drinking vinegar” made of sugar, vinegar, and fruit that steeps overnight in the fridge.
This vodka-based cocktail is refreshing and not too sweet, with a fig and thyme combo that is one of the best. It’s perfect for anyone who loves vinegary things, anything pickled, and/or tangy flavors.
17. Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic
The Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic is a perfect cocktail for Thanksgiving, with its unique blend of flavors and ingredients that will leave you wanting more. This cocktail is a combination of gin, cranberries, and thyme that creates a refreshing and aromatic drink. It's a perfect balance of sweet and sour, with a hint of herbal notes from the thyme.
The cranberry adds a tartness that complements the gin and tonic water. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to try something new and exciting this fall. So, if you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail for your Thanksgiving dinner, give the Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic a try!
18. Fall Aperol Spritz
The Fall Aperol Spritz is a perfect Fall cocktail recipe. It's a combination of Aperol and Chambord, which creates a sweet and spicy flavor that's perfect for the season.
The addition of ginger beer adds a touch of spice to the classic Aperol Spritz recipe. The cocktail is perfect for Halloween parties, but it's also a great choice for any Fall gathering.
19. Bourbon Pear Cider
The Bourbon Pear Cider is a perfect fall cocktail that combines the richness of bourbon with the sweetness of pear and apple cider. The addition of fresh sage adds a unique flavor profile to the drink. The rim of the glass is coated with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, giving it a warm and cozy feel.
The cocktail is perfect for sipping while passing out candy or serving at a fall party. If you're a fan of bourbon and looking for a new way to enjoy it this fall, the Bourbon Pear Cider is definitely worth a try.
20. Fig and Ginger Gin Cocktail
The Fig and Ginger Gin Cocktail is a perfect drink for those chilly fall evenings. This cozy cocktail is made with muddled figs and homemade ginger syrup, giving it a unique and delightful flavor. The cocktail is topped with gin, making it a perfect drink to sip by the fire.
This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves experimenting with new flavors and ingredients. So, if you're looking for a new and exciting fall cocktail, the Fig and Ginger Gin Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
21. Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail
The Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing yet seasonal drink this fall. Made with gin, spiced pear liqueur, pear juice, fresh lemon juice, and cardamom bitters, this cocktail is not overly sweet and easy on the palette.
The cardamom bitters add a distinct flavor that pairs well with fall spices, making it a perfect signature cocktail for Thanksgiving or any fall celebration. Garnished with a slice of fresh pear and a sprig of thyme, this cocktail is both simple and elegant. If you're a fan of pear-inspired cocktails, this one should definitely be on your list.
22. Fresh Pear Cocktail
The Fresh Pear Cocktail is a delightful addition to any Fall cocktail list. This recipe involves infusing vodka with a pear for at least a month, resulting in a smooth and fruity base for the cocktail. The martini version is a classic choice, but adding a splash of sparkling water gives it a refreshing twist.
The use of fresh pears adds a seasonal touch to the drink, making it a perfect choice for Fall gatherings. The presentation of the pear-infused vodka in a mason jar is also a unique and impressive touch. Overall, the Fresh Pear Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and seasonal cocktail option.
23. Cinnamon Tequila Sour
The Cinnamon Tequila Sour is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves tequila and wants to switch up their usual margarita. Made with tequila, fresh lemon juice, and a touch of cinnamon, this cocktail is perfect for cozying up during the fall season.
The addition of egg whites gives it a foamy texture, making it a classic "sour" cocktail. If you're not a fan of egg whites, you can easily omit them or use aquafaba instead. Overall, the Cinnamon Tequila Sour is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that's sure to become a new favorite.
24. Plum & Rosemary Daiquiri
The Plum & Rosemary Daiquiri is a unique and refreshing fall cocktail made with white rum, muddled plums, rosemary, sugar, and lime juice. It's sweet, tart, and has a hint of herby goodness that is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall.
The combination of flavors might seem unusual at first, but come together perfectly in this drink. It's perfect for sipping on a porch on a cool evening or pairing with a variety of meals and aperitifs.
25. Chai Spiced White Russians
The Chai Spiced White Russian is a classic cocktail recipe with a seasonal twist. The infusion of chai tea adds a delightful blend of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper to the mix.
The Hanger 1 Straight Vodka used in this recipe is smooth and slightly floral, which perfectly complements the chai spices. Garnished with cinnamon sticks and star anise, this cocktail is perfect for the holiday season and can be enjoyed with friends and family.
26. Pom & Mary Coupe Cocktail
The Pom & Mary Coupe Cocktail is a unique and complex cocktail that perfectly captures the flavors of fall. Made with dry gin, pomegranate juice, elderflower liqueur, and muddled rosemary, this cocktail has a tart and herbal taste that is perfect for autumn. The beautiful red color of the drink makes it a great addition to any fall party or gathering.
The oversized coupe glass adds a touch of elegance to the drink, making it perfect for special occasions. If you're a fan of dry cocktails, you'll definitely want to give this one a try. The Pom & Mary Coupe Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and sophisticated fall cocktail.