As the leaves begin to change and the air gets crisp, it's time to start thinking about fall flavors. And what better way to enjoy them than with a delicious drink?
Half Baked Harvest has a plethora of fall-themed recipes to choose from, but we've narrowed it down to the best of the best.
From cozy spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to fresh seasonal fruits like apples and pears, Half Baked Harvest's recipes incorporate all of the best flavors of the season.
And while these recipes are perfect for a cozy night in, they're also impressive enough to serve at a fall party or even Thanksgiving dinner.
But what sets these recipes apart from your typical fall cocktails is the creative and unexpected twists. With ingredients like rosemary, honey, and even pumpkin puree, these drinks are anything but boring.
Plus, most of the recipes are easy to make and require minimal prep time, so you can enjoy a delicious fall cocktail without spending hours in the kitchen.
So whether you're in the mood for a classic apple cider cocktail or something a little more adventurous like a honey and thyme bourbon sour, Half Baked Harvest has got you covered.
Get ready to impress your friends and family with these delicious and unique fall cocktail recipes.
1. Harvest Apple Spritz
The Harvest Apple Spritz from Half Baked Harvest is a perfect cocktail to kick off the holiday season. This pitcher-style cocktail is made with fresh apple juice, vodka, orange liquor, lemon, and a sweet honey, ginger, and sage syrup. It's a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors that will make your guests fall in love with this seasonal and festive drink.
The addition of sparkling water adds a little fizz to the cocktail, making it a refreshing and easy-to-serve option for any Thanksgiving gathering. The zesty orange flavors, sweet apple, and hints of ginger and sage make this cocktail a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail this fall.
2. Haunted Orchard Cocktail
The Haunted Orchard Cocktail from Half Baked Harvest is a perfect drink for fall and Halloween. This cocktail is a mix of tequila, apple cider, a splash of lemon, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, and sparkling hard cider. It's a little sweet, with apple and cinnamon flavors throughout, and a good kick of sparkles from the hard cider.
The name of the cocktail is inspired by "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and it's perfect for Halloween parties. However, the drink can be enjoyed throughout the holiday season, making it a versatile cocktail. Whether you're hosting a party or just looking for a cozy drink to enjoy, the Haunted Orchard Cocktail is a great option to consider.
3. Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz
The Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz is a perfect cocktail for the Fall season. The drink is made with homemade spiced maple syrup, bourbon, lemon, and orange, and is topped off with champagne. The cocktail has a warm and spicy flavor, with notes of cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.
The spiced maple syrup is the heart of the drink, and it adds a sweet and warming touch to the cocktail. The drink is perfect for cold nights and is a great option for Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. If you're looking for a cozy and festive cocktail, the Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz is definitely worth trying.
4. Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita
The Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita is a cozy fall cocktail that combines smoky mezcal or tequila with spiced apple cider, lime, and maple syrup. The rim of the glass is coated with salted cinnamon sugar, and the cocktail is garnished with apple slices, rosemary, and a smoking cinnamon stick.
It's easy to make and perfect for sipping on chilly fall evenings with friends and family. If you're looking for a warming fall cocktail with a touch of smokiness, this margarita is a must-try.
5. Ginger Apple Moscow Mule
Looking for a delicious and refreshing fall cocktail? Look no further than the Ginger Apple Moscow Mule from Half Baked Harvest. This twist on the classic Moscow Mule features vodka, fresh lime juice, apple cider, sweet apple butter, fresh ginger, and ginger beer for a spicy and warming drink that's perfect for cozy autumn nights and upcoming holiday gatherings.
The addition of apple butter and cider gives it a unique fall flavor that's sure to impress your guests. Plus, the recipe is easy to make and can be scaled up for a crowd. So why not add this tasty cocktail to your list of must-try fall drinks?
6. Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned
The Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned is a perfect cozy fall and winter cocktail that everyone will love. It is made with homemade spiced chai simple syrup, warming bourbon, winter citrus, a touch of vanilla, and fizzy sparkling water. The syrup is the heart of the cocktail, and where a lot of the flavor comes from.
It's all the flavor you love from chai tea, sweetened maple, and spiked with hints of vanilla. The flavors go so well, and it's the perfect warming drink for cold nights. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves chai and bourbon.
7. Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned
The Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned from Half Baked Harvest is a cozy cocktail perfect for November and December nights. The homemade spiced rosemary and honey simple syrup, mixed with warming bourbon, lemon, and orange, creates a sweet and spicy drink with a citrus twist.
The cocktail is perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and can be made into a punch for serving guests. If you want to add some sparkle to the drink, you can garnish it with candied rosemary. Try this classic with a seasonal twist and enjoy the magic of the season.
8. Spiced Cranberry Thyme Moscow Mule
The Spiced Cranberry Thyme Moscow Mule is a festive twist on a classic fall and winter cocktail. The homemade cranberry-thyme syrup adds warm winter flavors and a festive color to the drink. The addition of vodka, fresh citrus, and sweet bubbly ginger beer creates a spicy, sweet, and bubbly element that makes this cocktail a must-have for Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving tables.
The recipe can easily be made into a mocktail and is perfect for easy holiday entertaining. Overall, this cocktail is a perfect addition to your holiday menu and is sure to impress your family and friends.
9. Sleepy Hollow Cocktail
The Sleepy Hollow Cocktail is one of the best Half Baked Harvest Fall Cocktail recipes that you should try this season. This spooky cocktail is perfect for Halloween with its pomegranate juice, tequila, bitters, cinnamon, and rosemary-infused orange honey simple syrup. It is topped with sparkling water and a smoking sprig of rosemary for a spooky touch.
The cinnamon sugar rim adds an extra sweet touch to this warming and delicious cocktail. The best part is that it is easy to make and perfect for serving a crowd. If you are looking for a fun and festive cocktail to impress your guests, the Sleepy Hollow Cocktail is the perfect choice.
10. Pumpkin Patch Punch
Looking for a delicious fall cocktail recipe that's perfect for Halloween, Friendsgiving, or Thanksgiving? Look no further than the Pumpkin Patch Punch from Half Baked Harvest. This flavorful punch combines apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice with spiced pumpkin butter, vodka, and brandy for warmth.
Topped off with ginger beer and rimmed with cinnamon sugar, this punch is the ultimate fall drink. The recipe is easy to make and perfect for entertaining. Trust us, your guests will love it!
11. Nightmare on Bourbon Street
If you're looking for a spooky cocktail to sip on this fall, Half Baked Harvest's "Nightmare on Bourbon Street" is a must-try. This cocktail is a blend of fresh apple cider, sweet maple syrup, warming ginger, and cinnamon, with a generous shot of bourbon and a splash of hard apple cider.
The addition of sparkling hard cider gives it a fizzy kick that makes it perfect for a Halloween party or a cozy night in. The recipe also includes tips on finding the right kind of hard cider to use, so you can be sure to get the perfect balance of sweetness and bubbles. Overall, "Nightmare on Bourbon Street" is a delicious and festive cocktail that is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.
12. Poison Apple Martini
Looking for a spooky cocktail to serve at your Halloween party? Look no further than the Poison Apple Martini from Half Baked Harvest. Made with apple cider, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and vodka, this martini is anything but ordinary.
The addition of activated charcoal gives the drink a creepy black color, while black lava salt on the rim of the glass adds to the eerie vibe. And for an extra touch of Halloween magic, dry ice can be added to create a smoky effect. Whether you choose to keep it blood-red or go for the black version, this Poison Apple Martini is sure to be a hit at any Halloween gathering.
13. Spiced Cranberry Punch
The Spiced Cranberry Punch is a festive and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. The drink features a homemade spiced cranberry jam with warming mulling spices, sweet honey, fresh citrus, and vodka.
The jam is then mixed with cranberry juice, orange juice, and sparkling water to create a refreshing and warming punch that is perfect for a chilly November night or a snow-filled Thanksgiving Day. The addition of fresh orange slices adds a pop of color and flavor to the drink. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking to add some festive flair to their holiday gatherings.
14. Citrus Pomegranate Champagne Smash
The Citrus Pomegranate Champagne Smash by Half Baked Harvest is a perfect cocktail to ring in the New Year. This festive cocktail is a mix of winter citrus, pomegranate juice, and orange liquor, topped off with ginger beer and bubbly champagne. The blood oranges add a beautiful red hue to the drink, making it look as good as it tastes.
It's a simple yet impressive cocktail that requires almost no work. You can even make it as a punch for serving guests. The Citrus Pomegranate Champagne Smash is a must-try for anyone looking for a fun and pretty cocktail to celebrate the New Year.
15. Poinsettia Spritz Punch
If you're looking for a festive and easy-to-make cocktail for your holiday gatherings, the Poinsettia Spritz Punch from Half Baked Harvest is a must-try. This fizzy cranberry cocktail has a touch of St. Germain, which adds a light floral note that perfectly complements the tart cranberries and sweet champagne.
The cocktail is served in a pitcher, making it perfect for entertaining, and can be easily chilled ahead of time. Just add the champagne and some fresh cranberries when it's time to serve. With its festive red hue and bubbly texture, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests and get everyone in the holiday spirit.
16. Fig Dark and Stormy
The Fig Dark and Stormy is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for the autumn season. Made with sweet fig preserves, high-quality rum, a squeeze of lemon, and a splash of spicy ginger beer, this cocktail has a sweet and warming flavor that is perfect for cozying up on cooler days.
The addition of fresh figs and thyme adds a nice touch to the presentation of the drink. If you're a fan of ginger beer, you'll love the spicy kick it adds to this cocktail. Overall, the Fig Dark and Stormy is a great choice for anyone looking for a simple and flavorful fall cocktail.
17. The Deathly Hallows Cocktail
"The Deathly Hallows Cocktail" is a unique and exciting drink that combines some of the best autumn flavors. This Harry Potter-inspired cocktail includes cranberry juice, tequila, orange liquor, lemon juice, and maple syrup, topped off with ginger beer for a cozy and smoky taste.
To add to the Halloween vibe, the drink is garnished with a sprig of fresh thyme that is lit on fire, adding hints of thyme to the drink. The cocktail is perfect for those who love sweet and smoky flavors and are looking for a spooky drink to enjoy during the Halloween season. Overall, "The Deathly Hallows Cocktail" is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and flavorful fall cocktail.
18. The Half Blood Prince Cocktail
"The Half Blood Prince Cocktail" is a delicious and spooky drink inspired by the Harry Potter series. The cocktail is a mix of pomegranate, bourbon, Chambord, and lemon, creating a blood-red color that is perfect for Halloween. The addition of Chambord, a raspberry liquor, gives the drink hints of fresh raspberries and a deep red color, making it a conversation-worthy cocktail.
The drink is easy to make and takes only a few minutes to prepare. The cocktail is perfect for any October night and can be enjoyed alongside other Harry Potter-inspired recipes. If you're looking for a moody and delicious cocktail to serve up this Halloween, "The Half Blood Prince Cocktail" is definitely worth trying.
19. The Black Widow Smash
The Black Widow Smash is a Halloween-inspired cocktail that is both spooky and warming. The drink is made with fresh blackberries, rosemary, lemon, tequila (or mezcal), and a dash of orange bitters. It's topped off with sparkling water for a little bit of fizz. The natural smokiness of mezcal makes it a perfect warming drink for chilly fall evenings.
To give it an eerie touch, you can torch a sprig of rosemary just before serving. This cocktail is perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or simply sipping on a chilly night at home. If you're looking for a fun and easy-to-make cocktail that will quickly become your go-to drink this fall, The Black Widow Smash is definitely worth trying.
20. Pomegranate Ginger Paloma
The Pomegranate Ginger Paloma is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to add a festive touch to their holiday parties. This Half Baked Harvest creation is a perfect blend of sweet pomegranate, mint, and ginger flavors, with a hint of tequila. The recipe also includes a simple syrup that can be easily doubled or tripled for a large batch of drinks.
What sets this Paloma apart from others is the addition of ginger beer, which adds a unique twist to the classic recipe. Whether you're hosting a Thanksgiving or Christmas party, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests with its fizzy, minty, and gingery flavors. So, get ready to kick off the holiday festivities with this delicious and boozy drink!
21. Cranberry Thyme Spritz
Looking for a festive cocktail to serve at your next fall gathering? Look no further than the Cranberry Thyme Spritz from Half Baked Harvest. This sweet and tart drink is spiked with vodka and elderflower liquor, and features the seasonal flavor of cranberries.
The addition of thyme and citrus juices adds a unique twist to this holiday-inspired cocktail. Trust us, your guests will be asking for the recipe after just one sip.
22. Fig Honey Thyme Prosecco Smash
The Fig Honey Thyme Prosecco Smash is a delightful cocktail that is perfect for fall. Made with fresh figs, ripe plums, elderflower liquor, lemon juice, honey, and fresh thyme, this cocktail has a warm and cozy taste with a pink tone that gives off a summer vibe.
The addition of prosecco adds a bubbly touch to the drink, making it extra special. This cocktail is simple to make and is perfect for any occasion. If you are a fig lover, this cocktail is a must-try.
23. Voldemort's Dark Serum
If you're looking for a spooky and magical cocktail to serve at your Halloween party, look no further than Half Baked Harvest's "Voldemort's Dark Serum." Inspired by the Harry Potter series, this cocktail is a mix of pomegranate juice, tequila, Chambord, lemon, sage, maple syrup, and ginger beer.
Topped off with a smoking sage leaf, this drink is both eerie and warming, perfect for the cool nights ahead. The presentation is also on point with skull glasses from Williams-Sonoma. If you're a fan of all things spooky and Harry Potter, this cocktail is a must-try.
24. Vanilla Chai Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
The Vanilla Chai Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is a sweet and creamy iced coffee recipe that's perfect for welcoming fall. It's made with homemade vanilla chai, brown sugar syrup, triple shots of espresso, and topped with pumpkin cream. The infusion of chai tea bags in the brown sugar syrup adds a warm and cozy flavor to the coffee.
The pumpkin cream, made with cream, milk, and pumpkin, gives the drink a foamy and creamy texture. It's a customizable drink that allows you to control the sweetness. If you're a fan of Starbucks' pumpkin cream cold brew, you'll love this homemade version that's made with more flavor.
25. Blood Orange Champagne Mule
The Blood Orange Champagne Mule is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to add some sparkle to their New Year's Eve celebration. This cocktail is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, with the addition of champagne and the substitution of blood oranges. The blood oranges add a festive red hue and a unique flavor to the cocktail.
The recipe is simple and easy to make, with just a few ingredients, making it perfect for a busy New Year's Eve party. This cocktail is sure to impress your guests and add some extra fun to your celebration. So, grab a bottle of champagne and some blood oranges and get ready to ring in the New Year in style with this delicious and festive cocktail.
26. The Hermione Granger Cocktail
The Hermione Granger Cocktail is a sweet and light drink that is inspired by the character from the Harry Potter series. The cocktail is made with raspberry rosemary shrub, fresh raspberries, sweet raspberry jam, lemon, apple cider vinegar, vodka, and fizzy sparkling water.
The drink has a deep red color that represents Hermione's boldness and strength, while the sweet berries and roses reflect her compassion. The cocktail is topped off with a sweet lemon rose sugar lined rim that adds a perfect touch of sweetness. This drink is perfect for a Harry Potter movie marathon or a Halloween party. If you're a fan of the series, this cocktail is a must-try!