It’s that time of year again! All I want to do during autumn is cozy up on the couch in a sweater and a blanket right next to a nice, warm fireplace. These yummy fall cocktail recipes are the perfect addition to a relaxing evening in. This list includes all of the autumn flavors, like apple, pear, cinnamon, hazelnut, pumpkin, gingerbread, caramel and more. Get ready to show off your bar-tending skills with these 11 amazing fall cocktail recipes.
1. Pumpkin Spice White Russians
This is literally a pumpkin spice latte with vodka… can you say basic? All jokes aside though, there’s no shame for indulging in this spiked fall coffee cocktail. You won’t regret it.
2. Apple Cider Sangria
Sangria is timeless, but making it homemade can be a lot of work. Not only are there many ingredients involved, but it takes hours or overnight to soak. The outcome is worth it, though. Add some flavor and spark to a romantic night in carving pumpkins or watching a movie, or make a large batch for a Halloween party – this sangria is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
3. Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned
For me, vanilla chai is the ultimate cozy, fall flavor, so it’s exciting to have a recipe to make it into a cocktail! This drink certainly involves some effort – making chai simple syrup, and needing bitters, but it’s sure to be a show-stopper for any guests or family members. This is a great fall cocktail to show off your amateur bar-tending skills 😉
4. Fireball Whiskey Fall Cocktail
Ohh Fireball… the college memories. But, I still enjoy it every once in a while in a well-made drink like this one. Cloves, cinnamon, orange peel, and apples? If that doesn’t scream “fall cocktail,” then I’m not really sure what does.
5. Caramel Apple Martini
It’s a twist on the classic autumn harvest beverage apple cider. Butterscotch is a forgotten about flavor in the cocktail world, which is brought back to life in this delicious martini. And with only 3 ingredients, it’s easy to make too!
6. Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate
This bourbon spiked hot chocolate is warm dessert in a mug, spiked with alcohol… sign me up. Sometimes simple is better, and this is not one of them. Definitely don’t skip the caramel topping or whipped cream, because if you’re going to do it, might as well do it all the way.
7. Pear Bourbon Smash
Pear is without a doubt the most underrated fruit of the fall. This fall cocktail mixes pear, vanilla, bourbon, maple, lemon, and spices for a refined and warm adult beverage. If you’ve had too much apple cider, this is a great backup.
8. Slow Cooker Mulled Wine
Mmmmmm, mulled wine is one of my absolute favorite fall cocktail recipes. It’s the perfect drink for a rainy or snowy day inside, cuddled up watching movies or reading. Not to mention, it pairs extremely well with Thanksgiving dinner.
9. Gingerbread Martini
Come get your coffee, gingerbread, ice cream dessert cocktail with this one. This could be a great alternative for pie at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, or an adult version of decorating gingerbread houses. Sounds delicious!
9. Hazelnut Cold Brew Martini
I couldn’t let this list go without something hazelnut flavored. This martini is for all of the coffee-lovers out there. You’ll be buzzing in two-ways after sipping on this delicious libation! Added bonus, this recipe is dairy free for all you readers with dietary restrictions.
10. Gin, Apple Cider, Ginger Beer
Gin is usually not a go-to choice for apple cider drinks, so I’m excited to try this one. Apple-lemon-ginger-gin seems like a curious combination, but I’m always up for trying new drinks!