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15 Best Fall Vodka Cocktails (+ Easy Drink Recipes)

Ring in the cozy season with one of these fall vodka cocktails

From pumpkin white Russians to apple cider martinis, you’ll definitely find your go-to autumn drink on this list. 

Fall Pumpkin Pie Martini with Cinnamon
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When it comes to spirits, vodka always has a special place in my heart. 

It adds a sharp bite to any drink, perfect for warming up during the chilly fall season. 

It also easily blends into drinks without leaving any distinct flavors, making it great for creative cocktail concoctions.  

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or Thanksgiving dinner, these fall vodka cocktails will serve you well. 

Fall Vodka Cocktails & Drink Recipes

1. Autumn Cape Codder

Do you dream of spending an autumn strolling along the tree-lined streets of Cape Cod?

Instead of buying a plane ticket, make this festive drink instead! 

Every sip contains a refreshing combination of apple cider, cranberry juice, vodka, and apple liquor.

Together, these flavors meld into a sweet, juicy bevy bursting with holiday cheer. 

Don’t forget the cranberry garnish to complete this festive sipper. 

Ingredients: vodka, apple cider, apple liqueur, cranberry juice, frozen cranberries

2. Caramel Apple Cider Crush

Every time fall rolls around, I long for the burnt sweetness of a caramel apple. 

Every nibble automatically transports me to memories of apple orchards, trick-or-treating, and the sound of crisp leaves.

If you share this sentiment, you should treat yourself to this grown-up caramel cider crush.

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It combines all the sweet flavors of caramel apples along with the sharp bite of vodka.

You’ll love sipping this cocktail while cozying up to the fireplace on a blustery autumn eve. 

Anyone with a serious sweet tooth will fall in love with this fall drink.

Ingredients: apple cider, salted caramel vodka, ginger ale, cinnamon sugar, apple slices

3. Apple Cider Martini

Switch up your classic martini recipe with this fabulous, festive rendition.

I don’t know what’s better, the caramel brown sugar-coated rim or the cinnamon stick garnish.

While these Thanksgiving vodka cocktails look divine, they’re effortless to make since all you need is vodka and apple cider.

If you need a quick cocktail for entertaining, you can’t beat this apple cider martini.

Your guests will definitely be asking for the recipe. 

Ingredients: vodka, spiced apple cider, caramel sauce, brown sugar, cinnamon, apple slices, cinnamon sticks, star anise

4. Pumpkin Pie Martini

Does the sound of drinkable pumpkin pie make your mouth water? If so, read on.

This fantastic martini is creamy, rich, and sugary sweet.

Warming spices will dance on your tastebuds every time you take a swig.

This drink comes together using pumpkin puree, dark rum, and vodka.

This helps make your life easier during the hectic holiday season.

I mean, who wouldn’t love sipping on this dessert-in-a-cup?

Ingredients: ice cubes, pumpkin spice vodka, dark rum, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, half and half

5. Cranberry Martini

Okay, how pretty does this cranberry martini look? 

If I entered a party with these on display, I would have difficulty stopping at just one.

Each sip unleashes sweet, tart flavors onto your palate, thanks to the combination of orange liquor, cranberry juice, and vodka.

The sugar-coated rim and candied cranberry garnish are the icings on the cake.

They create an unforgettable bevy brimming with holiday cheer.

Ingredients: vodka, orange liqueur, simple syrup, cranberry juice, ice cubes, sugared cranberries

6. Apple Cider Moscow Mule

If you only associate Moscow mules with sunbathing and patios, think again.

This summer staple cocktail makes an excellent fall sipper, too. 

The mixture of apple cider and ginger beer provides a warming spice in every gulp.

Combined with vodka and lime juice, you’re looking at one refreshing bevy with a bite.

Garnish with a couple of apple slices, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate cocktail for Halloween parties or Thanksgiving dinner.

Ingredients: ginger beer, vodka, apple cider, lime juice, ice, apple slices

7. Fall White Sangria With Vodka

Sangria should be your best friend if you’re not confident in your bartending skills.

It’s the ultimate foolproof recipe requiring minimal effort and a huge payoff. 

You can have this stunning pitcher gracing your dining table in just a few simple steps. 

All you have to do is chop some fruit, toss it in a pitcher, then pour in various liquids. It’s really as simple as that.

This rendition has you use white wine, vodka, orange liquor, and apple cider to create a sizzling sweetness.

Toss in a couple of cinnamon sticks at the end for a festive finish.

Ingredients: white wine, apples, pears, lemon, apple cider, vodka, orange liqueur, cinnamon sticks, club soda or lemon-lime soda

8. Pink Mimosa Punch

Who said mimosas are just for Mother’s Day? This rendition needs to be a staple fall cocktail in your kitchen. 

You use orange juice, vodka, fruit punch, and pink champagne to create a pretty pastel color.

Every sip will woo you with effervescent bubbles and fruity, orange sweetness.

When you’re greeted with a sunny Sunday morning, whip up a batch of this pink punch.

Ingredients: orange juice, vodka, fruit punch, pink champagne or sparkling rose, oranges and berries

9. Pumpkin White Russian Cocktail

This drink might shake up your beliefs if you didn’t think the classic white Russian cocktail could get any better.

Vodka, Kahlua, and pumpkin puree create an ultra-creamy drink that oozes with comfort.

Each sip will warm you down to your soul despite serving this drink on ice. 

To create this silky smooth bevy, just shake your ingredients together, pour them over ice, then dash some pumpkin pie spice on top. 

Whether you’re hosting a fall get-together or craving a sweet nightcap, this cocktail will help you out. 

Ingredients: Kahlua, pumpkin spice coffee creamer, vodka, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, ice

10. Pear Martini

Move over apple martini, there’s a new sheriff in town.

This pear rendition is so remarkable you’ll want to make it every time you host a dinner party. 

The floral flavors of St. Germain liqueur blend perfectly with the subtle sweetness of pear.

Together they create a magical mouthfeel that will blow you away.

The thinly sliced pears make an elegant finish to this divine drink, which you’ll be craving time and again. 

Ingredients: pear vodka, St. Germain, lemon juice, Angostura bitters, pear

11. Harvest Apple Ginger Smash

Does the thought of spicy ginger and sugary apples make your mouth water? If so, you’re going to have fun with this recipe.

This sensational sipper is full of heartwarming flavors of cinnamon and rosemary, accentuated by the hit of vodka.

The warm, luminous glow emanating from this drink makes it perfect for the autumn season.

Ingredients: vodka, ginger liqueur, apple cider, iced, thinly-sliced apple, rosemary sprigs

12. Witches’ Brew Cocktail 

Summon your cauldron because it’s time to create a magical potion.

No adult Halloween party is complete without this witches’ brew cocktail.

All this drink requires is vodka, Sprite, and Hawaiian Punch, that’s it!

I don’t know what’s better, the brilliant green color, the candy-coated rim, or the gummy worm garnish? 

Ingredients: vodka, Sprite, Green Berry Rush Hawaiian Punch, corn syrup, Halloween nonpareils, gummy worms

13. Honey Vodka and Apple Cider Hot Toddy

This heartwarming seasonal cocktail comes together in 7 minutes and creates a satisfying warmth for your palate.

Between the steaming apple cider, sharp ginger, and warm vodka, you’ll definitely be feeling the heat. 

No frigid fall night is a match for this cozy hot toddy.

Ingredients: apple cider, water, grated ginger root, grated nutmeg, vodka or Hangar 1 Honeycomb vodka, fresh lemon juice, honey, cinnamon stick, apple slice, lemon wheel

14. Chocolate Martini

You can’t beat this chocolate martini if you want to indulge in something rich and decadent.

This drinkable dessert has a velvety chocolate sweetness and silky creaminess. 

You can whip up this sugary drink using vodka, chocolate liquor, Irish cream, and chocolate syrup. 

Did I mention it only takes 4 minutes to come together?

Ingredients: Baileys Irish cream, chocolate liqueur, vodka, chocolate syrup or ganache

15. Espresso Martini

The espresso martini definitely had a moment this year, for good reason.

The combination of espresso and vodka really helps to make your spirits bright.

Between the creamy texture, foamy top, and coffee bean garnish, this cocktail is a coffee lover’s dream come true!

It’s an excellent digestif for holiday dinner parties.

What better way to complete an evening of festivities than sipping on this satisfying bevy? 

Ingredients: vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso, simple syrup, coffee beans

15 Best Fall Vodka Cocktails (+ Easy Drink Recipes)

These fall vodka cocktails are perfect for happy hour! From martinis to Moscow mules to sangria, celebrate the season with these tempting drinks.


  • Autumn Cape Codder

  • Caramel Apple Cider Crush

  • Apple Cider Martini

  • Pumpkin Pie Martini

  • Cranberry Martini

  • Apple Cider Moscow Mule

  • Fall White Sangria With Vodka

  • Pink Mimosa Punch

  • Pumpkin White Russian Cocktail

  • Pear Martini

  • Harvest Apple Ginger Smash

  • Witches Brew Cocktail

  • Honey Vodka and Apple Cider Hot Toddy

  • Chocolate Martini

  • Espresso Martini


  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a vodka cocktail in 30 minutes or less!
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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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