Snuggle Up with These 10 Irresistible Fall Cocktails
August 27, 2022 by Helena Lombard
If you love fall most of all, celebrate your favorite season with our tempting selection of some of the best fall cocktails. We’ve got all the recipes you need to take full advantage of this season’s iconic flavors for a nostalgic taste of fall.
Hot Buttered Rum
This is a classic and one of the best fall cocktails you can whip up on a chilly day. Irresistibly warm and sweet, Hot Buttered Rum is comfort in a mug that will get everyone’s cheeks glowing. Made with rum, brown sugar, butter, hot water and a smorgasbord of spices, these easy fall cocktails are great for Thanksgiving. One word of warning? They’re downright delicious, so be sure to make a batch.
Maple Old Fashioned
The rich and dark flavors of bourbon meet and mingles with the golden sweetness of the maple syrup in this fall-themed Old Fashioned. These fall cocktails originated in Scotland and they’re quite strong, so take it easy. Have one too many and ye might just look like something the cat dragged into the house the next morning.
Apple Cider Hot Toddy
This is one of the best fall cocktails on our list. Even though it’s very simple to make, this hot sipper is packed with those iconic fall apple flavors. To make an Apple Cider Hot Toddy you’re going to warm up fresh apple cider, honey, lemon and spices, add whiskey and pour it into mugs. Simple, soothing and perfect on a cold evening with friends.
Apple brandy, fresh lime and lemon juice, grenadine and bitters come together in these epic fall speciality cocktails. Created in the New Jersey at the turn of the 20th century, the name comes from the hero ingredient: applejack (a.k.a. apple brandy). The Jack Rose cocktail is quite elegant and was popular during prohibition and was a favorite drink for Pulitzer Prize winning author, John Steinbeck. Make these easy fall cocktails as a welcome drink at your next dinner party this fall.
Apple Cider Sangria
If you have a lot of guests milling around, we’ve got some fall cocktail recipes that you can batch-up to please them all. First up is the crowd-classic Sangria, with an apple cider twist. Best made ahead of time so the flavors can really mingle, this drink is easy to create. You’ll need a bottle of white wine, apple cider, brandy, fresh orange juice, chopped apples and oranges, cinnamon sticks and a big pitcher or punch bowl. You can make your Apple Cider Sangria as fancy as you’d like as long as its colorful, boozy and deliciously fruity.
Mulled Apple Cider
Serve these fall party cocktails by the gallon-full. A classic Mulled Apple Cider is made with fresh cider, dark rum, sugar, spice and all things nice. The result is warm and soothing, so your cocktail-sipping friends will feel as snug as bugs in no time. For the best result, use fresh apples (no excuses—they’re in-season!) and juice them yourself. You’ll be so happy you did. Yum!
Speaking of tasty things, if you’ve never tried it, we highly recommend Mulled Wine for fall, winter, and any day that calls for something that will warm you from the inside out.
To make Mulled Wine simply combine red wine, baking spices, brandy, fresh oranges, and sugar in a pot, cover and simmer for up to 3 hours. Serve in warmed mugs with garnishes of your choice. This spiced wine is easy to make in a batch, so it’s perfect for budget-friendly holiday parties.
If you’re hosting a dinner party this fall, add a bit of pizzazz with a sophisticated Whiskey Sour, one of the oldest cocktails in the world. Old-school and very cool, these iconic but easy fall cocktails are made with only three ingredients: good quality bourbon, simple syrup and bitters. Elevate it to dinner party level by adding egg white to the mix to create that iconic white foam on top. Grandpa drinks are trending right now, so you can’t go wrong with this one!
Hot Pumpkin Pie
If you love the taste of warm pumpkin pie, then you’ve got to try these easy fall cocktails. Vodka, Irish cream, pumpkin pie puree, spices and cool whip makes for a decadent dessert drink. Hot Pumpkin Pie is packed with all those comforting fall flavors we all love, this is the perfect sipper for those curl-up on the couch evenings or as a Thanksgiving treat. A comforting and warming drink for you soul.
Pumpkin Spice White Russian
Calling all pumpkin spice latte lovers! This cocktail was made for you! A traditional White Russian is made with coffee liqueur, vodka and heavy cream. To make a Pumpkin Spice White Russian you’re going to give it a delicious fall twist by adding some pumpkin spice creamer and graham cracker rim. Scrumptious and indulgent, this decadent drink is no doubt one of the best fall cocktails you’ll mix up this season.