Flavors-of-Fall Cocktails

September 7, 2021

While we’re approaching sweater, pie and soup season, it’s also the ultimate beverage season, too! The flavors of fall lend themselves to seasonal cocktail recipes for fall activities and holidays – from tailgating and harvest parties through Thanksgiving meals. Scroll and click through these yummy fall cocktails – you’ll find plenty to choose from for your next get-together or festive fall fiesta!

Ree’s Best Fall Cocktails

It’s apple harvest time, so get ready to pick a few, bob a few and brew a few!

Ree Drummond, AKA The Pioneer Woman has a list that offers liquor-based drink recipes – for cider connoisseurs, beer enthusiasts and wine aficionados. Mulled Maple Apple Cider (with or without rum) and Cranberry Mulled Wine, with red wine, brandy and spices are instant warmer-uppers for fall. And Ree’s Apple-Pomegranate Moscow Mules and Pomegranate Sparklers are just the thing for a light, bright juicy beverage before dinner.

If your tastes lean more toward conventional at the cocktail hour, you’ll find Chipotle Bloody Mary, an Apple Cinnamon Whisky Sour, and a pumpkin Old Fashioned among the 40 different drink recipes Ree either created or curated.

Flavorful Fall Concoctions!

Town and Country surprised us with 45 drinks that obviously required a lot of creative imagining – especially in the naming department! From The One With the Shrub (referring to the rosemary sprig garnish) to the Autumn Fizz, garnished with thyme and apple, you’ll find 45 autumnal recipes that pull together good ole’ classics and fancier fall blends and brews.

And finally, Delish brings us 34 fall cocktail recipes that it declares are all better than the reigning icon of fall drinks, the pumpkin spice latté. From the Apple Cider Mojitos (mint, cider and rum) and the Pecan Pie Martini to Pumpkin Spice White Russians and Caramel Apple Jell-O Shots, it’s easy to imagine settling in after dinner with one of these during Sunday Night Football!

Hearty Seasonal Drinks

Esquire and Forbes (yes, they’re weighing in on fall cocktails!) have a totally different approach to adult beverages for fall. Forbes says it’s time to trade the sangrias and the summer spritzers for a few cocktails borrowed from famous restaurants around the country. Like the Salt & Smoke, a concoction from ilili in New York City, which is a mezcal margarita with lemon, honey, pomegranate and sumac or The Nightcap, from the STK Steakhouse in Nashville, made with cognac, port wine, lemon and cinnamon apple syrup.

Esquire opts for stiff drinks that are too robust for hot summer nights, but perfect for enjoying when the temperatures drop. The 15 fall cocktails on their go-to list include the vintage Rob Roy (Scotch whisky, Italian vermouth and Angostura bitters); the Añejo New Fashioned (Casamigos añejo tequila, agave nectar, orange and Angostura bitters) and an Old Fashioned with mezcal, dark rum, Drambuie and Demerara syrup. And yes, we spelled all of those obscure liqueurs correctly.  

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