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20 Best Fall Bourbon Cocktails (+ Easy Recipes)

Cozy days call for comfy sweats and a good drink in hand. These fall bourbon cocktails will do the trick!

Bourbon is a fantastic and possibly underrated liquor in my opinion.

It’s sweet with notes of caramel and vanilla. It also pairs wonderfully with so many fall flavors. 

Apple Cider Old-Fashioned Cocktail
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There are a few major ingredients that come to mind when I think about fall.

Apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, and pumpkin are just some of my favorites.  

You’ll be shaking up these fall bourbon cocktail recipes long after Christmas music starts filling the stores. 

1. Bourbon and Apple Cider Cocktail 

This easy bourbon and apple cider cocktail is the ideal fall cocktail. 

Apple cider is both sweet and tart with a robust apple flavor. It’s a lovely combination with the sweet flavors of bourbon. 

The spicy ginger beer adds a pleasant kick that keeps this drink from being overly fruity.

This cocktail is easily loved by all. You’ll want to make it all season long. 

Ingredients: apple cider, whiskey, maple syrup, ginger beer, apple wedges, ice

2. Juicy Apple Bourbon Fall Cocktail 

Juicy apple bourbon cocktails will soon be taking over your parties this fall. 

Sweet honeycrisp apples are what make this beverage so fantastic.

Add some maple syrup for sweetness and a hint of maple flavor. 

A little bit of lemon juice will add some brightness to this fantastic cocktail.

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Apples, maple syrup, and lemon juice in a rocks glass – what’s not to love?

Ingredients: whiskey, simple syrup, apple juice, maple syrup, lemon juice, apple slices, ice

3. Apple Cider Old-Fashioned 

A classic reimagined, this apple cider old-fashioned is incredible. 

You only need a few ingredients to make this wonderful fall-inspired old-fashioned.

You start with apple cider and bourbon. It’s a sweet-tart combination that leaves you wanting more.

Add a dash of maple syrup and a couple of drops of aromatic bitters. You’ll sip on these drinks until Christmas. 

Ingredients: whiskey, apple cider, maple syrup, bitters, fruits & cinnamon stick

4. Chili Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy

The hot toddy is becoming more popular in recent years. It’s a great way to cozy up or give you a boost when fighting off a cold. 

This hot bourbon cocktail has cinnamon and chili-infused maple syrup. It’s so good, you have to try it for yourself. 

Add bourbon, hot water, and lemon to your maple syrup. You’ll soon be ready to kick back and get nice and comfy. 

Ingredients: whiskey, lemon, spiced maple simple syrup, hot water, lemon twist & cinnamon stick

5. Autumn Apple Bourbon Cocktail

This autumn apple bourbon cocktail is described as fall in a rocks glass. It’s super scrumptious. 

Make a cinnamon simple syrup by boiling some sugar, water, and cinnamon. You can even make extra and keep it on hand. 

Add apple cider, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, bourbon, and bitters. That’s it!

If you’re planning a fall wedding, this would be a fantastic signature cocktail. 

Ingredients: whiskey, apple cider, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, Angostura bitters

6. Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour 

Whiskey sours are another classic that you’ll fall in love with. The cinnamon maple twist takes it to a whole new level. 

It’s nearly identical to a sour but with maple syrup for flavor and sweetness.

A pinch of cinnamon adds warmth, making it a perfect drink to sip on while enjoying the fall leaves.

You’ll be shocked at how good this 4-ingredient cocktail really is. 

Ingredients: whiskey, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon

7. Maple Pumpkin Bourbon Cocktail with Apple Cider 

This cocktail has all of your favorite fall flavors in a rocks glass.

Sweet maple syrup adds body and flavor to the drink. Apple cider is tart and fruity and keeps the drink super refreshing. 

Real pumpkin adds richness and lots of color! Bourbon is a sweet spirit so it works incredibly well with each of these flavors. 

Ingredients: bourbon whiskey, cane sugar, pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, apple cider, maple syrup, orange bitters

8. Classic Bourbon Manhattan Cocktail 

Are Manhattans your go-to drinks when you’re out at a bar? This fall cocktail will be your seasonal favorite. 

This cocktail only has three ingredients and they’re all home bar staples.

Just grab bourbon, sweet vermouth, and angostura bitters. 

Shake them all together for one simple and sophisticated cocktail.

Garnish your rocks glass with a cherry and orange peel for color and start sipping!

Ingredients: bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth, aromatic bitters, maraschino cherry & orange twist

9. Pumpkin Old-Fashioned Cocktail 

If pumpkin pie is your favorite dessert, try this pumpkin old-fashioned.

It’s the ideal complement to all of your fall meals. 

This cocktail is a lovely slow-sipping beverage that you’ll be savoring all night.

With notes of vanilla, spices, and maple, it’s definitely a palate-pleaser. 

If you’re looking for super sweet cocktail recipes, this probably isn’t your drink.

However, for sophisticated drinks with a fall twist, try this old-fashioned. 

Ingredients: bourbon whiskey, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, Angostura bitters, ice

10. Cranberry Apple Hot Toddy 

Cranberry apple hot toddies will definitely keep you warm during this cozy season. 

Get out your simmer pot and add bourbon, honey, apple cider, and cranberry cocktail juice.

You also add water, lemon, and a few cinnamon sticks. 

It’s an easy way to enjoy your favorite fall flavors.

As a bonus, the fruits used for garnish are great for snacking once you’re done sipping.

Ingredients: honey, bourbon, apple cider, cranberry cocktail, water, lemon, cinnamon stick, sliced fruits for garnish

11. Lion’s Tail Cocktail

The lion’s tail cocktail originated in the 1930s. It’s a simple, yet vibrant cocktail that’s perfect for your fall celebrations. 

Allspice dram, a unique liqueur made with allspice, is what makes this cocktail special.

If you can’t find it in stores, you can always make your own. 

Along with the allspice liqueur, you’ll need bourbon, lemon, simple syrup, and bitters. Shake it all up into one lovely beverage. 

Ingredients: bourbon, allspice dram, lime juice, Angostura bitters, simple syrup, lemon twist

12. Gold Rush Cocktail

The gold rush cocktail gets its name from its gorgeous color, which captures the spirit of autumn beautifully.

It’s also another one of those 3-ingredient cocktail recipes that’s simple and delicious. 

Make a quick honey simple syrup for that sweet floral flavor. Add it to some bourbon and a bit of lemon juice in a shaker. 

Enjoy this beautiful slow-sipper during all of your fall gatherings. 

Ingredients: bourbon, lemon juice, honey syrup

13. Blackberry Bourbon Collins Cocktail

The blackberry bourbon Collins looks like a summery drink. However, it’ll get you into the fall spirit after just one sip. 

A classic Collins includes gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Swap the gin for bourbon and add some muddled blackberries.

You get a cocktail that’s a little more dark and stormy. 

Everybody will love this tasty cocktail. You’ll become the new favorite bartender with your friends. 

Ingredients: bourbon, blackberries, lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda, sliced fruits & lemon twist

14. Pomegranate Ginger Bourbon Cocktail

Another take on the old-fashioned, this pomegranate ginger bourbon cocktail is packed with flavor. 

Tart pomegranate juice and spicy ginger make a surprising combination.

The two flavors go so well with the sweetness of bourbon. It’s a beautifully balanced beverage. 

If you love old-fashioneds but want something a little sweeter, shake up this cocktail. 

Ingredients: ginger syrup, pomegranate juice, bourbon, bitters lime juice

15. Plum Ginger Whiskey Sour

Another whiskey sour recipe that’s packed with flavor is this plum ginger sour. 

Plums are fantastic when they’re ripe. They’re super juicy and fruity.

Fresh ginger juice adds that certain spiciness that gives a kick without burning your mouth.

Shake up some egg whites to create that signature creaminess of a whiskey sour.

This frothy cocktail is a must-have for any fall occasion. 

Ingredients: bourbon, plum syrup, lemon juice, ginger juice, egg white, plum, candied ginger

16. Gingered Bourbon-Apple Cider Cocktail

This gingered bourbon apple cider cocktail is the perfect cozy drink for fall, especially when you’re surrounded by beautiful autumn leaves.

It has warm spices and flavors of fruity apples. It’s so satisfying and delicious.

Add some bubbly ginger ale for drinks you’ll adore sip after sip.

This is a warm and joyful cocktail that will bring a smile to everybody’s face. 

Ingredients: bourbon, cinnamon, brown sugar, water, apple cider, ginger ale, ice, sliced fruits & cinnamon stick

17. Bourbon Apple Cider Thyme Punch

You have to try this bourbon apple cider. 

With a homemade, thyme-infused simple syrup, this cocktail is unique and flavorful.

Real apple cider gives it that fresh fruity flavor and the bourbon adds a boozy kick. 

Add club soda for the bubbles and a few dashes of Angostura bitters.

It’s a lovely cocktail that will surprise you in all the best ways. 

Ingredients: bourbon, apple cider, club soda, thyme simple syrup, Angostura bitters, apple slices & thyme sprigs

18. The Autumn Pear – Cocktail with Pear Cider

The autumn pear is made with hard pear cider. You’ll love it. 

If you enjoy hard cider, you need to try pear cider. It’s crisp and refreshing with the most wonderful pear flavor. 

Bourbon is a delightfully sweet spirit that complements the cider well. Warm spices keep it cozy and perfect for fall. 

Ingredients: bourbon, clove simple syrup, lemon juice, bitters, pear hard cider, cinnamon-sugar, ice

19. Pumpkin Apple Shandy

This cocktail is for all the beer drinkers out there. If you often choose beer over cocktails, give this shandy a try. 

Pumpkin beer and apple cider combine for a flavor explosion.

Add an extra kick with the sweet bourbon and you’re in for a sippable treat. 

 This is the absolute best game-day cocktail. It never disappoints. 

Ingredients: bourbon, pumpkin beer, apple cider

20. Spiced Bourbon Punch

Spiced bourbon punch is a party cocktail with lots of flavors. 

Start with spiced apple cider and add in some sweet bourbon.

A homemade spiced simple syrup adds lots of depth and flavor while lemon brightens it all up. 

This punch recipe will have your guests huddled over the punch bowl all night.

Trust me, you’ll want to be sure you have enough for a second batch!

Ingredients: bourbon, spiced apple cider, champagne, triple sec, lemon juice, spiced simple syrup, ice

20 Best Fall Bourbon Cocktails (+ Easy Recipes)

These fall bourbon cocktails are perfect for chilly evenings! From an old-fashioned to a whiskey sour to classic Manhattans, each drink on this list is sure to please.


  • Bourbon and Apple Cider Cocktail

  • Juicy Apple Bourbon Fall Cocktail

  • Apple Cider Old Fashioned

  • Chili Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy

  • Autumn Apple Bourbon Cocktail

  • Cinnamon Apple Whiskey Sour

  • Maple Pumpkin Bourbon Cocktail with Apple Cider

  • Classic Bourbon Manhattan Cocktail

  • Pumpkin Old Fashioned Cocktail

  • Cranberry Apple Hot Toddy

  • Lion’s Tail Cocktail

  • Gold Rush Cocktail

  • Blackberry Bourbon Collins Cocktail

  • Pomegranate Ginger Bourbon Cocktail

  • Plum Ginger Whiskey Sour

  • Gingerbread Bourbon-Apple Cider Cocktail

  • Bourbon Apple Cider Thyme Punch

  • The Autumn Pear-Cocktail with Pear Cider

  • Pumpkin Apple Shandy

  • Spiced Bourbon Punch


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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