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25 Best Fall Cocktails

Fall is a season that’s full of so much vibrance and color, which is why I love these fall cocktails!

From apple mimosas to pumpkin martini, these drinks feature all of the best parts of the season.

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I love infusing fall flavors into cocktails. Apples, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg add warmth and coziness to boozy drinks.

Apple Cider Margarita with Cinnamon

This collection of fall cocktails will definitely make your party a huge hit. They’re a breeze to make, but so tasty, it’s hard to pick a fave.

By the end of the night, expect your friends to compliment you for your pro bartending skills.

These fall cocktails will make your fall parties more fun and exciting. Let’s get the party started, shall we?

1. Autumn Apple Bourbon Fizz 

This fizzy drink is cold yet warming at the same time! I love drinks that give me that dual sensation. 

Apple butter in a cocktail? Why not? It’s fall, after all. Apple butter, bourbon, a dash of cinnamon, and ginger ale or beer on top make this tasty drink.

It’s easy, yet the flavor combination is spot on.

2. Ginger Pear Bourbon Cocktail

This smooth cocktail is fruity and sweet with a bit of spice. It has all the fall flavors anyone can ask for. 

The combination of smooth bourbon and warm ginger is just spot on.

There’s a bit of lemon juice in there, too, which contrasts the sweetness of the pears and honey so well.

3. Apple Cider Mimosa 

Take out those flutes, we’re about to have a fancy feast! This bubbly mimosa is as elegant as it is delicious. 

The sweet apple cider tastes really well with the crisp and nuanced flavor of champagne.

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The cinnamon-sugar rim adds a sweet-n-spicy flavor and a nice, festive touch. 

4. Pumpkin Pie Martini  

Turkey may be the star of Thanksgiving, but this pumpkin pie martini might just take the spotlight. 

Sure, you can’t go wrong with beer and champagne, but this martini definitely adds another level of festiveness to your party. 

The flavor is everything you’d imagine a pumpkin cocktail would be. I

t’s sweet with a bit of spice, and so cozy and warming. It’s the ultimate dessert and cocktail in one!

5. Pomegranate Gin Cocktail  

Look how bright and vibrant this cocktail is! It’ll definitely give your holidays extra cheer. 

Here’s how it goes down: gin, orange juice, pomegranate juice, honey, and thyme.

Gin is bitter, but the juices and honey balance it out nicely,  making it sweet, citrusy, and oh so refreshing.

The thyme adds a nice earthiness, too!

6. Pumpkin Spice White Russian 

Give the classic White Russian an autumn twist. All you need is pumpkin spice.

This idea is pure genius! I’m already such a huge fan of the White Russian – a rich and creamy blend of vodka, coffee liqueur, and fresh cream.

The addition of pumpkin spice creamer gives it a whole new layer of flavor.

The whipped cream topping and graham cracker rim add a nice touch, as well.

7. Apple Cider Sangria 

There’s nothing like a glass of sangria to cap the night off.

This classic cocktail is a refreshing blend of wine, brandy, orange juice, and chopped apples and oranges. 

You’ll switch up the recipe, though, to make it more fall-fitting. Fresh apple cider, ginger brandy, and chopped pears definitely do the trick. 

Feel free to make it your own, but don’t skip the ginger brandy. It’s what gives this sangria that cozy autumn vibe.

8. Maple Old Fashioned 

There’s nothing wrong with the classic old-fashioned, but it also couldn’t hurt to give it a little fall twist.

Instead of just bitters, whiskey, and a slice of fruit for garnish, we’re throwing in a splash of maple syrup.

Not only does the maple syrup add some sweetness to the otherwise bitter drink, but its distinct flavor also gives it a nice autumn feel.

9. Pumpkin Apple Shandy 

Inspired by fall, this version of shandy is made with pumpkin beer and apple cider.

Is there a better fall combination than pumpkin and apples? I don’t think so.

That said, this shandy, for me, is the epitome of fall cocktails. It’s wonderfully sweet, spicy, and warming.

Because it only contains half a glass of beer, it’s not too strong. It’s the perfect nightcap if you ask me. 

10. Pumpkin Pie Moscow Mule 

Pumpkin butter, vanilla vodka, and ginger beer join forces to make an amazing cocktail/dessert!

It’s like a slice of pumpkin pie, but instead of eating it, you’ll sip it. 

The sweetness and richness of the pumpkin butter, the warmth of the ginger beer, and the bitterness of vodka create such a wonderful flavor combination.

11. Honey Roasted Pear Sparkling Cocktail

Honey roasted pear – this alone already sounds so exciting! This sparkling cocktail is bright and festive, to say the least.

This marvelous cocktail has honey-roasted pear puree, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.

Mixed with either champagne, grapefruit juice, or sparkling wine, this drink can be adjusted to tailor to all guests.

12. Apple Cider Hot Toddy 

A hot toddy is an Irish drink made of liquor, honey, herbs, and spices.

Served hot, it is usually consumed during cold weather to cap off the night or to soothe symptoms of cold and flu.

This variation of the Irish classic is extra special, thanks to apple cider.

Imagine yourself sitting by the fire with family and friends after a hearty dinner, sipping on this hot, cozy drink! Just lovely, am I right? 

13. Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule  

It’s a mix of vodka, cranberry juice, sparkling apple juice, and ginger beer, with fresh cranberries and sliced apples for garnish.

It’s not too sweet, not too bitter, just perfectly delicious.

Aside from vodka, you can also use gin or tequila. Or, make a mocktail and just skip the liquor. It’ll be delicious, either way.

14. Apple Cider Bellini 

Most cocktail recipes call for several ingredients; not this one. The apple cider bellini only requires three ingredients.

Despite it being basic, it matches the quality of any cocktail on this list.

Made with apple cider, apple vodka, and sparkling wine, this cocktail is definitely full of apple flavor.

15. Toasted Pecan Old-Fashioned

Here’s a new twist to the classic old-fashioned. 

This variation takes days to make because the toasted pecans need to be submerged in whiskey for a while. The long wait is worth it, though.

Mixed with bitters and sugar, this old-fashioned has a lovely wonderful nutty flavor to it.

16. Black Russian

The stronger version of the White Russian, Black Russian is a blend of vodka and Kahlua.

It’s more intense, but I love how the flavor of the coffee liqueur really shines through.

Fun fact: The Black Russian came way before the White Russian.

It first appeared in Brussels back in 1949, while its creamier counterpart only had its first mention in 1965.

17. Mulled Wine 

Looking for a fall cocktail for date night? Mulled wine is exactly what you’ll need.

Just picture you and your partner having a lovely dinner by the fireplace on a cold fall evening, sipping on this sweet and fragrant wine.

How’s that for romantic?

18. Cranberry Mimosa 

Champagne and cranberry juice create such a sweet and fruity cocktail.

Garnished with fresh cranberries and served in a sugared rim, this cranberry mimosa looks just as good as it tastes.

The sweet sugar rim balances out the tart cranberries really well. 

19. Caramel Apple Martini   

This spiced caramel apple martini is a simple blend of caramel vodka and apple cider with apple slices for garnish.

What sets it apart, though, is the luscious mixture along the rim. There’s white and gold sugar and caramel sauce.

Together, it’s like drinking a delicious caramel apple!

20. Cranberry Margarita 

Love the pink hue of this cranberry margarita! It’s very festive, indeed.

It’s a simple, four-ingredient, 5-minute recipe, but the flavor is spot on.

Tequila, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice together make a refreshing and beautifully pink cocktail.

21. Apple Cider Margarita

Here’s what makes up this unique and flavorful margarita: tequila or mezcal, orange liquor, apple cider, lime, and maple.

The flavors are a combination of sweet, tart, and smoky, and it’s 100% delicious.

22. Hot Buttered Rum 

The name of this cocktail alone is making me drool. Butter in a cocktail? I’m listening.

The butter is cooked with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and then mixed with rum.

One sip of this hot drink will surely warm you up on a chilly night. The flavor is impeccable.

23. Brown Sugar Fig Bubbly 

If you’re looking for something unique, this fizzy fig cocktail has your name all over it. I’ve tasted nothing like it, and I love it! 

Figs, brown sugar, and a splash of lemon are mashed for a good 5 minutes, so all the nice flavors incorporate with each other.

It’s then topped with prosecco and finished with a slice of fig. 

It’s sweet, bubbly, and downright delicious.

24. Tequila Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail

Tequila is always a reliable liquor to warm you up on a cold fall evening.

Mostly bitter, it’s not exactly the best when it comes to taste, though.

So to sweeten it up, why not add some apple cider and butterscotch schnapps?

The combination transforms the tequila into a more enjoyable drink that tastes like caramel apple pie.  

25. Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned

Our final cocktail is another amazing take on the classic old-fashioned.

You won’t believe how spiced chai simple syrup makes such a big difference!

The star of this drink is the syrup. Made by combining chai tea, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, it’s easy, yet the flavor is phenomenal.

This old-fashioned is not too sweet, but not too strong either. It’s the perfect combination.

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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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