Fall-flavored cocktails that are perfect to drink this autumn

From tailgates to bonfire nights to holiday parties, the fall is our absolute favorite season.

We can't get enough of all of the festive flavors of the season like apple, cinnamon, pumpkin and ginger. And what better way to enjoy them all than in fun cocktails?

Whether you love an apple cider sangria or an adult pumpkin spice latte, whip up your favorite cocktail and cozy up at home or make a big batch for your next seasonal get-together. See all of the autumnal drinks that we are sipping on this fall below!

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Cocktails perfect for autumn
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Cocktails perfect for autumn

NOLET’S Silver Pumpkin Flip

Ingredients: 

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Dry shake until emulsified (about one minute).
  2. Add ice and shake again, vigorously.
  3. Double strain into a martini glass.
  4. Dust the top with nutmeg to garnish.

JAJA-Halloween Blood Orange Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces JAJA Blanco tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice (1 large blood orange, juiced)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice ( lime, juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon light agave nectar

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in the JAJA Blanco tequila, freshly squeezed blood orange and lime juice and agave nectar.
  3. Shake vigorously and pour over rocks glass with ice.
  4. Garnish with blood orange slice.
     

When Ginger Met Ruby

Ingredients: 

Directions:

  1. Fill a short tumbler with ice cubes. Add Brockmans Gin and Ruby Port, topping with ginger ale.
  2. Garnish with grapefruit zest, fresh ginger and grated nutmeg.

Baileys Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine Baileys Pumpkin Spice with brewed coffee and milk. Stir well.
  2. Serve warm or over ice.
  3. Top with fresh grated cinnamon. Enjoy!

Bourbon Hot Chocolate via Plated

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon and a pinch of chili powder (for Mexican hot chocolate)
  • A splash of booze: brandy, tequila, Bailey’s Irish cream, or bourbon

Directions:

  1. In a small pot over medium heat, bring 1 cup milk to a simmer, steaming but not scalding, 1–2 minutes. Add cocoa powder, chocolate chips and sugar, whisking continuously, until dissolved and well combined, 2–3 minutes. Pour into a mug and enjoy.
  2. Add a pinch of ground cinnamon and bourbon to taste to your favorite hot chocolate recipe. Top with plenty of whipped cream and marshmallows.

Cointreau Ginger Snap

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.25 oz Cinnamon Syrup
  • 2 Slices Muddled Ginger (quarter sized)
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Egg White (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake will with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with two slices of candied ginger.

Never Too Early

Ingredients: 

Direction:

  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  2. Garnish with a blood orange

New Amsterdam Spiced Cider

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine and garnish with lime and mint

Devour
Created by William Cassin, Holiday Cocktail Lounge    

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Shake maple and cold brew in tin with crushed ice. Dirty Dump in Highball.
  2. Top with more crushed. Float Heavy Cream. Dust nutmeg.
  3. Insert Mini Meister.

Averna Espresso Dolce
Created by Juan Arboleda of Da Capo (Columbus Ave)

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Averna
  • 2 oz. heavy cream
  • 2 oz. espresso
  • 1 oz. simple syrup

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients in to mixing glass with ice, shake for 2 mins.
  2. Discharge ice and begin dry shake for 2 mins.
  3. Add in to Collins glass, let sit for 1 min, top with club soda.
  4. Orange zest top.

HARVEST VESPER BELL

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice, stir for 7 seconds, pour into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with an orange twist studded with cloves and a star anise.

Tanqueray Hot Cider

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Tanqueray No. TEN 
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • .75 oz ginger syrup 
  • .75 oz lemon juice 
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 2 bar spoons pumpkin butter

Directions:

  1. Build in a cider glass in the order listed. Stir, garnish, and grate fresh nutmeg over the top.

SVEDKA CITRON MARY

Ingredients:

  • 1½ parts SVEDKA Citron
  • 3 parts tomato juice
  • ½ part fresh lemon juice
  • Dash Worcestershire Sauce
  • Dash hot sauce
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Build in mixing glass filled with ice, and "roll" from one cup to another until cold and mixed. 
  2. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a lemon slice and a celery stick.

Apple Cider Sangria via Plated
Makes 1 pitcher

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup calvados or applejack
  • Mixed colors of apples, cored, diced and tossed with lemon juice to prevent browning
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine

Directions:

  1. Combine apple cider, Calvados, and chopped apples in a pitcher and chill for at least 1 hour. Pour into glasses and finish with sparkling wine, making sure each serving has chopped apples.

Fistful of Bourbon “Fistful Smash”
Created by Director of Brand Advocacy Charlotte Voisey

Ingredients: 

  • 2 parts Fistful of Bourbon
  • ½ part grapefruit oleo
  • ½ part fresh lemon juice
  • 10 loose mint leaves

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients and shake well. Strain over crushed ice.
  2. Garnish with a mint sprig and grapefruit twist.

Whiskey Moon

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Shake the whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup with ice and strain into a double old-fashioned glass over a large ice cube.
  2. Top with Blue Moon and stir gently, to preserve carbonation.
  3. Rub the edges of the glass with the orange peel.
  4. Serve with the cherry and the orange peel, coiled on a cocktail pick.

KIM CRAWFORD SPICED MOON MARTINI

Ingredients

2 oz Kim Crawford Pinot Noir
1 oz aged rum
¾ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ oz Spiced Honey Syrup, warm (See instructions)
½ oz egg white
Freshly grated cinnamon for garnish

SPICED HONEY SYRUP

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • Peel from half of orange
  • 6 cloves
  • Notice: The consumption of raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except cinnamon to a cocktail tin and shake until you feel the mixture foaming. 
  2. Add ice to the tin and shake hard for 10-15 seconds. 
  3. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve. 

Preparation for SPICED HONEY SYRUP

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until warm and fragrant. (Avoid overcooking, as the syrup should not reduce and thicken.) 
  2. Remove from heat; strain and discard solids. 
  3. The syrup can be refrigerated for up to two weeks. However, it should be gently rewarmed to create the cocktail.

Brockmans Dark Night Negroni

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Brockmans Gin
  • 1 oz Blueberry Liqueur
  • 2/3 oz Rosso Vermouth
  • 2/3 oz Campari
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Garnish with orange peel and blueberries

Directions:

Add all ingredients to rocks glass over one large ice cube. Stir and garnish with orange peel and blueberries

Green Apple Smash (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail mixer, combine Smirnoff Ice Green Apple, Ginger Beer and Bourbon with ice.
  2. Shake
  3. Fill a glass with crushed ice
  4. Strain cocktail over ice
  5. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and enjoy!

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Maple Bourbon Sour 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass.
  2. Garnish with a candied ginger or a lemon peel.

I’m Into Ginger 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ oz. Crystal Head Vodka 
  • ½ oz. premium orange liqueur 
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice 
  • 2 oz. ginger beer 

Directions:

  1. Add Crystal Head, premium orange liqueur, cranberry juice and ginger beer to a tall glass filled with ice. Stir Gently. 

Hey Pumpkin

Ingredients:

  • 2.oz Slow & Low
  • .75 aquafaba
  • .75 espresso pumpkin spice syrup
  • .75 Lemon juice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and enjoy!

Whiskey Punch Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 parts Jim Beam Repeal Batch
  • .5 parts Italian vermouth
  • .5 parts pineapple syrup
  • .5 parts lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Shake and serve

Pumpkin Spice Margarita
Crafted by Manny Hinojosa, Brand Ambassador for Tequila Cazadores

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ oz. Cazadores Reposado
  • 1 oz. Bols Pumpkin Spice liquor
  • 2 oz. Orange juice
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • Dash of cinnamon powder

Directions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker combine all the ingredients with ice, shake and serve over the rocks. Cinnamon sugar rim glass and orange peel for garnish.

Johnnie Walker Harvest Moon
By Los Angeles Bartender Phil Wills

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Johnnie Walker Red Label
  • 1 oz. Apple Cider Brown Sugar Syrup*
  • .5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. Ginger Beer – Top

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice, shake and strain over fresh ice.
  2. Top with Ginger Beer
  3. Garnish with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Apple Slice. Long Lemon Peel in Glass

Eastciders Greyhound
(Created by Taffy Rhyne at Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbone in Austin, TX) 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Fill glass with crushed ice. Add vodka, lime juice, simple syrup and grapefruit bitters to glass.
  2. Top with Austin Eastciders Ruby Red Grapefruit Cider. Stir. Garnish with grapefruit slice.

The Cucumber Gimlet

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Purity Vodka
  • ¾ part fresh lime juice
  • ¾ part simple syrup
  • 4 slices cucumber

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and double strain into large cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with lime wheel.

SVEDKA NUTTY AUNT

Ingredients

  • 1 part SVEDKA Cherry
  • 1 part apple juice
  • ¼ part amaretto liqueur
  • ¾ part fresh lemon juice
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • Soda water

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a large punch bowl over ice.
  2. Garnish with star anise, cranberries and orange wheels. 
  3. Add a splash of soda water when serving.  

Smoky Margarita

Ingredients: 

  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Añejo Tequila
  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice in a smoke salt-rimmed rocks glass.
  2. Garnish with a lime wheel.

New Amsterdam Maple Punch

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Combine and garnish with orange wedge
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