When the weather turns cool and crisp, it can leave you yearning for something new and different. While you can decorate your home with pumpkins and leaves, why not treat yourself with a fall-themed cocktail? There are many to choose from, with those listed below being some of the best to sip on when the weather turns chilly.
1. Apple & Gin
Even if you don’t typically go for gin, this drink is a great option that’s packed full of fall flavor. The apple cider is the star of the recipe, although the lime juice and honey simple syrup both help create a delightful balance of flavors. What’s even better, this is one of those fall cocktails that uses fresh-cut apples so you can munch while you’re sipping. Find the full recipe at No Spoon Necessary.
2. Pomegranate Gin and Tonic
Another great use of gin is in this recipe, which offers a twist on the traditional gin and tonic drink. It uses fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice, although you can easily buy it pre-made at the grocery store. When combined with some tonic water and fresh lime, you’ll be surprised by the sweet yet light flavor that is achieved. Find the full recipe at How Sweet Eats.
3. Pumpkin Spice White Russian
Celebrate the joy of pumpkin spice season with a pumpkin spice white Russian. This is one of those fall cocktail ideas that you’ll wish you thought of yourself because it’s so simple. All you need is some of your favorite vodka, pumpkin spice creamer, and a few other easy-to-find ingredients. It’s the perfect creamy treat that is a nice change from traditional cocktails made with juice or soda. Find the full recipe at The Cookie Rookie.
4. Spiced Apple Prosecco
Ditch traditional mimosas in exchange for this sweet treat. It’s surprisingly easy to make and tastes especially delicious when chilled ice cold. This is one of the autumn cocktails that can bring in fall with just one sip. Find the full recipe at Self Proclaimed Foodie.
5. Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule
Add some pumpkin spice and a few other ingredients to your next Moscow mule and it’s sure to become one of your most beloved fall drinks. The spices come together beautifully to make a drink that’s sweet but still offers the best pumpkin flavors of fall. Find the full recipe at FreutCake.
6. Butterscotch White Russian
This recipe offers another twist on the traditional white Russian and is perfect for cool autumn evenings. The butterscotch flavor combines well with the milk and coffee liqueur in the recipe, so your taste buds will be nothing but happy. Try this one out by finding the full recipe at The Blond Cook.
7. Bourbon Pecan Pie
Impress guests with one of these sweet drinks during your next fall dinner party. It’s something most people haven’t tried before but the flavors will be familiar to anyone who loves classic pecan pie. The pecan praline liqueur is what separates this drink from all others and makes the flavor so out of this world. When served over ice, this is one of the best fall cocktail ideas out there. Find the full recipe at Basil and Bubbly.
8. Apple Cider Hot Toddy
When the temperatures drop and you need something to warm you up, this hot toddy cocktail is sure to please. Unique ingredients such as star anise and a zested lemon make the perfect balance of flavors in a drink that you’ll make all season long. What’s even better, it’ll make your house smell like fall while it’s cooking. Find the full recipe at Our Salty Kitchen.
9. Pumpkin Martini
Say hello to your new favorite fall martini. It’s insanely easy to make this cocktail and it has a creamy pumpkin flavor that will treat you to the perfect taste of fall. You can even dip the rim in orange sugar to make this drink both beautiful and tasty. Find the full recipe at Berlys Kitchen.
10. Habanero Ginger Apple Cider
Looking for a drink that has a little kick to it? This one will not disappoint. The habanero spices add some heat that’s perfectly balanced with the sweetness in the cider ingredients. Adding dark rum is the perfect complement to bring this cocktail together any fall evening. Find the full recipe at We Are Not Martha.
11. Cinnamon Toast
Fresh apple cider and cinnamon schnapps create a flavor that’s reminiscent of your favorite cinnamon toast. When served warm, it’s perfect for fall evenings or sunsets looking out at the changing leaves. The full recipe can be found at Julie Blanner.
12. Pear Apple Cocktail
The best fall drinks use a variety of flavors aside from the ever-popular apple. Pear is one of those flavors, and it shines bright in this unique cider recipe. You’ve probably never tried anything like it but will make it time and time again after your first taste. Find the full recipe at Noshing With The Nolands.
13. Apple Cider Mojito
Mojitos might be typical summer drinks, but when apple cider is introduced to the mix, this quickly becomes a fall cocktail you’ll adore. The apple pairs beautifully with mint and the diced apples absorb flavor to make a delicious snack once the drink is gone. This drink can even be made ahead of time if you plan on serving at a gathering with friends and family. You can find this easy and fun recipe at Jolynn Shane.
14. Cranberry Ginger Margarita
Margaritas aren’t only summer drinks; they can easily be made in the fall with the addition of tart cranberries. When served on the rocks, this is one of those autumn drinks that will make it feel like fall even when temperatures haven’t quite cooled down yet. You can find the full recipe to this margarita at Simply Whisked.
15. Pumpkin Pie in a Glass
If you’ve had your share of pumpkin pie, try making a cocktail that has all the flavors of it with a twist. It’s a great choice for family gatherings but can also serve as the perfect cocktail for movie night by the fire. The ingredients are simple and include the pumpkin spice flavor of Kahlua, which is a seasonal favorite for any pumpkin spice lover. Find the full recipe at Kitchen Meets Girl.
16. Salted Caramel Apple Martini
This is another great cocktail that can replace dessert any night of the week. The salted caramel flavor pairs beautifully with caramel to create a flavor that’s reminiscent of a sweet and sticky caramel apple. Don’t forget to garnish your glass to add some additional sweetness and the perfect finishing touch. Find the full recipe at Premeditated Leftovers.
17. Orange Cranberry Manhattan
This fall-flavored version of the classic Manhattan will be a surefire hit during the holidays or on cool fall evenings. It uses the unique ingredient of cranberry-orange infused bourbon, which is well worth making and a game-changer for fall drinks. You’ll easily use a full bottle making these delicious cocktails for yourself, friends, and family. Find the full recipe at Rhubarbarians.
18. Black Magic
This pitch-black yet shimmering drink is perfect for the late fall days when Halloween is just around the corner. It’s one of the best spooky yet tasty autumn cocktails, especially with its unique shine and glimmer. Fortunately, it’s completely safe to drink with the secret ingredient of edible pearl dust, which can be found at most craft stores. If you want to make this spooky cocktail, the full recipe can be found at Elle Talk.
Find Your Fall Flavor
From apple cider to pumpkin spice, the recipes above incorporate the quintessential flavors of fall. They make the perfect fall cocktails that you’ll be able to enjoy throughout the season as the temperature continues to drop. The hardest part will be decision which you’ll want to try first.