Move over, Pumpkin Spice Lattes. It’s about to be the weekend, and we’re craving something a little harder around here. The flavors of fall go just as well in an ice-filled hardball glass as they do in a toasty mug. If you want to celebrate fall with some boozy drinks, scroll down for our roundup of fall cocktail recipes to sip on all season long.
First on our roundup of fall cocktail recipes is this Caramel Cider Cocktail. If you ask us, apple cider should be a fridge staple during fall. We love a good toasty mug of warm mulled cider, but the seasonal juice can be enjoyed in a cold cocktail, too. It’s common knowledge that apples and caramel pair well together, so it only makes sense to pair caramel-flavored vodka with cider. With just two ingredients, this yummy cocktail will be your go-to for all of autumn.
We love a good sangria any day, but this one is especially tasty. It starts with a bottle of white wine (as opposed to the red wine-base that’s typical in sangria), and it’s chock-full of autumnal flavors, from apples and pears to cider and cinnamon sticks. The best part? It looks almost as good as it tastes. Serve this in a glass pitcher so you can admire the bright fall colors of the drink while you sip it.
No brunch spread is complete without mimosas. The classic pairing of orange juice and champagne never fails to satisfy breakfast booze cravings. To give the mimosa a seasonal update, this fall-inspired version features swaps O.J. for apple cider. With just two ingredients, it’s impossible to mess this one up. Serve it in a champagne flute, and garnish your glass with a fresh wedge of apple to make it look a little extra fancy.
If you’re a fan of pumpkin pie (and let’s be real, who isn’t?), you’re going to love this Pumpkin Pie Martini. It’s pretty much a pureed pumpkin pie, minus the crust. It does include pumpkin puree in the recipe, so it’s a little thicker than your average martini, but that only makes it tastier in our opinion. We also love the bright orange coloring of this fun fall drink. Serve it in a martini glass with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
A slightly sweeter twist on a classic cocktail, this Maple Bourbon Old-Fashioned is the ultimate nightcap for a crisp fall night. It’s a distinguished drink that’s stood the test of time, and the addition of maple syrup makes it extra smooth.
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