‘Tis the season of pumpkins, apples, cinnamon, & all flavors Fall. If you are looking for something besides a PSL to warm you up- try one of these delicious libations!

1. Apple Cider Mimosa – Fall brunch will never be better than with this delicious seasonal twist on a classic. Recipe from Delish.

Apple Cider Mimosa

  • 2 tablespoons sugar (for rim)

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (for rim)

  • apple cider

  • champagne

Combine sugar and cinnamon and spread a thin layer on small dish. Wet rim of champagne glasses and dip into cinnamon sugar mixture. Tip: use apple cider and let them sit a minute to get sticky for the best contact and get the most out of  the cinnamon and sugar rim. Also, consider only wetting 1/2 the rim of the glass so guests have the option if they don’t want a flavored rim.

Once the glasses are set, fill 1/4 way with apple cider and top with champagne. Then enjoy!

2. Cranberry & Cinnamon Whiskey Sour – This tart fall fruit will warm you up when mixed with cinnamon and whiskey. Recipe from Baker by Nature.



serves 4

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 3/4 cup bourbon or whiskey

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

Cranberry Spice Simple Syrup – In a medium pot add water, sugar, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer, while stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until cranberries have burst. Remove from heat and strain syrup for a smooth consistency. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before using.

The Cocktail – Combine 3/4 cup cranberry spice simple syrup with whiskey, lemon, orange and lime juices into cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake. Divide into glasses and enjoy!

3. Pumpkin Pie In A Glass – For when you can’t wait for dessert. Recipe from Kitchen Meets Girl.



serves 1

  • 2 parts Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice

  • 1 part hazelnut liqueur

  • 2.5 parts heavy cream

  • 1 part pumpkin puree

  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake, pour into festive glass and enjoy!

4. Mulled Cider – The classic fall drink! This one is made particularly delicious by the addition of Cointreau.



serves 6

  • 12 oz. Cointreau

  • 6 oz. fresh lime juice

  • 4 cups of cider

  • 3 cinnamon sticks

  • 2 whole star anise

  • 2 whole cloves

  • 1 apple, sliced thin

  • 2 oranges, sliced thin (garnish)

In large pot, combine cider, lime, fruit, and spices and bring to boil. Cover and remove from heat. Let sit for at least 20 minutes. Add Cointreau (if added during cooking process alcohol will boil out). Stir to combine and divide into mugs. Add cinnamon stick and orange slices as garnish.


5. Apple, Pumpkin Beer Cocktail –  Combines all the best flavors of fall! Recipe from Cooking & Beer.



serves 4

  • 8 ounces bourbon

  • 9 ounces apple cider

  • 2 1/2 ounces lemon juice

  • 12 ounces pumpkin ale

  • cinnamon sticks (garnish)

  • cranberries  (garnish)

Combine bourbon, apple cider, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and divide evenly into four glasses. Fill the glasses the rest of the way with pumpkin ale. Garnish with cranberries and cinnamon sticks.

6. Old Irish Cure – This traditional Irish cure for the common cold is turned into amazing toddie perfect for Fall. Recipe from Food & Wine.



  • 1 1/3 ounces Irish whiskey

  • 1/3 ounce dark rum

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Calvados

  • 1/3 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 rich simple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon honey mixed with 1/2 teaspoon water

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger juice

  • dash of bitters

  • 1 thin apple slice (garnish)

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake and strain into glass. Add apple slice for garnish and serve.


7. Fennel & Fig Infused Vodka – For a departure from apple and pumpkin, try this amazing infused vodka to stay in the fall spirit! Recipe from Food & Wine.

Fennel and Fig Infused VodkaRecipe

  • 18 ounces vodka

  • 1/2 pound dried Black Mission figs, quartered

  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced

  • 3 or 4 fresh Black Mission figs, halved

In airtight container, combine vodka, dried figs, and fennel. Shake once a day while refrigerating for a week. Finely strain into pitcher. Serve on the rocks. Also, try it with club soda or even ginger ale!

8. Stone Wall – Recipe from Food & Wine.



  • One 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Simple Syrup

  • 1 ½ ounces aged rum

  • 1 ½ ounces apple cider

  • 1 ½ ounces chilled ginger beer

  • 1 lime wedge

  • 1 slice of apple

Muddle sliced ginger and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add rum and cider. Fill with ice and shake to combine. Strain into glass with ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime wedge and apple slice.

9. Apple Cider Sangria – A fall twist on everyone’s favorite wine cocktail. Recipe from Delish.



serves 5-8

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced

  • 1 Red Delicious apple, sliced

  • 1 Golden Delicious apple, sliced

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • 1 Orange, Sliced

  • 2 c. apple cider

  • 2 bottles ginger beer

  • 1 bottle white wine

Fill pitcher with slices or lemon, orange, and apple. Add cider, ginger  beer, and white wine and stir. For best results, chill for a few hours to let flavors combine. Then serve and enjoy!

10. Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate – Hot chocolate gets a fall upgrade, adult style! Recipe from Home Cooking Memories.

pumpkin spice hot chocolate


  • ⅓ cup Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

  • 4 cups whole milk, divided

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • Optional toppings: whipped cream, marshmallows, shaved chocolate, pumpkin pie spice

In a medium sauce pan, whisk together 1 cup of milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk in remaining milk. Heat mixture while stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Remove from heat just before mixture begins to boil. Immediately whisk in 1/3 cup of Kahlua. Pour in glasses and add desired toppings.


I hope these fun fall flavors inspire you to make some of these tasty cocktail recipes!


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