The Best Cocktails to Get You in the Mood for Fall
Posted On Monday, September 17, 2018
Fall is in the air and we're getting you in the mood for a taste of the season with these fabulous adult cocktails that are sure to please. Bring on the pumpkin, apple and warm spices that are the signature flavors of the autumn months. Don't forget to add a little candy corn and caramel in there, too. There's a drink for every fall lover here, so go ahead a mix up one of these cocktails, then sit back and savor the flavors. Cheers!
Seriously, is this not the best autumn entertaining idea ever? These DIY kegs are a perfect addition to any fall gathering, shindig or holiday party—Halloween, tailgate, or any special occasion where you're playing the host. Simply stencil whatever floats your boat onto the front of the pumpkin or leave it plain. Then tap the pumpkin, add your beer and viola—pour yourself a cold, pumpkin flavored, one. Genius!
If you're a candy corn hater, then skip this and move on to the next drink recipe. If you're not, then you are in for a treat! Start by infusing vodka with candy corn for a few hours. It turns bright orange and gets all nice and sweet. Throw a few more ingredients into the martini shaker, toss some more candy corn in a glass, and it’s time to get your candy corn on. This drink is a must for your October parties!
Apple pie in a glass? We're in! When you take a sip of this Sparkling Apple Pie cocktail, the cinnamon-sugar rim adds an extra little jolt of cinnamon and sugar-sweetness that will make you think of a delicious slice of Grandma's apple pie—a delicious slice of Grandma's apple pie with a drizzle of honey and a sidekick of bubbles, that is... which makes it simply perfect for fall sipping.
Caramel vodka, where have you been all our lives? Yum, yum. When you make this Apple Pie Sangria, let it sit in the fridge for about 2-3 hours and then add two cinnamon sticks about 1 hour before serving. Since the cider already has a kick of cinnamon, you don’t need the sticks to add too much spice. (Note: you can also save the Ginger Ale until right before serving if you want the bubbly effect.) Stir well!
'Tis the season for Pumpkin Spice everything! This Nutty Pumpkin Cocktail brings together two iconic fall flavors (pumpkin and nuts) in one delicious drink. Pumpkin Vodka, Amaretto and Almond Milk are the three main ingredients here. This cocktail recipe is super easy and totally satisfying—just make it, shake it and enjoy it.
Don't underestimate the deliciousness of the cranberry this season. Sweet and tart cranberry juice makes for extra festive margaritas! This cranberry margarita recipe is quick, easy and tasty—and absolutely perfect for toasting during the holidays or any happy hour. May your weekend, or whenever this finds you, be berry, merry and bright.
Okay, there are two options for these pudding shots. The knock your socks off boozy pudding shot, or the “mmmm, I can taste the booze a little, this is nice” pudding shot. They are both good, so it just depends on your mood.... and your guests. Use the apple slice to spoon out the cheesecake pudding and scoop the apple pie filling out from the bottom. Drizzle some caramel, maybe even salted caramel, on top.These are almost like a boozy caramel apple parfait. Oh my, so good.
The great thing about these little shooters is that you can make them with or without the alcohol. The boozy shooters are perfect for your upcoming fall festivities, with a little extra goodness to help get you through all those Thanksgiving parties. The graham cracker rims giving a little taste of pumpkin pie in each shot. But if you’re not a fan of the bottle, leave the vodka out and they’re still super fun, festive and oh so yummy. You definitely want to try these for your next gathering.
Hey beer lovers, this one's for you. These apple cider and pumpkin beer cocktails…oh boy…it’s like pumpkin pie and apple pie got together and had a beautiful baby. A baby made up of bourbon, pumpkin ale, apple cider and lemon juice. Top it off with some cranberries and cinnamon sticks. It’s festive, baby! It’s like Thanksgiving in a glass. We'll drink to that.
You only need two ingredients to make these little beauties: champagne and apple cider. It’s not rocket science but it is scrumptious. This is a new favorite, friends. You can garnish the rim with caramel, sprinkles, cinnamon sugar, or anything you love. It's such a fun and creative spin on the Classic Mimosa. The best part? It's perfectly acceptable to serve at breakfast.
Every type of gin will bring unique properties to this great fall cocktail, so you can use the brand in this recipe or sub it out for your favorite. This Spiced Pear Gin Fizz starts with a simple syrup infused with pear, star anise, and cardamom pods. This ‘infusion’ is much less complicated than it sounds and basically involves simmering water, sugar, pear, star anise and cardamom in a pan for a few minutes. Voila! Spiced Pear Simple Syrup. Try adding it to your evening tea, as well. It’s a great syrup full of warm, spicy flavors. You might find yourself adding it to everything. That's okay!
Hold up, wait a minute. Apple Iced Tea sounds delightful in and of itself, but a Long Island Apple Iced Tea? Well, that just takes it to a whole new level. This fantastic fall-inspired cocktail seriously tastes like apple juice. Yes, this is a fact. But don't be fooled, this Apple Long Island Iced Tea is just as deadly as a regular Long Island—so make sure you're drinking responsibly (preferably at home so you don't need to be getting in a car and driving anywhere). You'll need to have a few liquors on hand for this one, so go ahead and stock up.
Hot chocolate is not just for the kids, you know. This Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate recipe takes your usual hot chocolate and turns it into a superstar cocktail to enjoy during your holiday celebrations. This adult hot chocolate is great when topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, or maybe add some marshmallows if that’s how you like it. It’s pretty much a dessert cocktail, which is the best of both worlds, right? Adding Kahlúa is always a good idea.
Everyone needs a good hot toddy recipe in their life. Here's one for you! It's a spin on the classic hot toddy cocktail where apple cider tea combines with whiskey, honey, and lemon to make a delicious, comforting, and cozy warm cocktail. Curl up on a fall evening in front of the fireplace and sip on this. It's guaranteed to warm you up from the inside out. We'd venture to say that it's the perfect night cap for just about any evening. Is it even autumn if you haven't had a hot toddy? Probably not. Enjoy!
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