Fall has some of our favorite flavors. From baked apples to fresh cranberries (mmmmm!), these ingredients make every dish feel like home.
But, these autumn ingredients aren’t just for eating, they make for great additions to any cocktail (or mocktail). With everyone home from their summer getaways, fall is always the best time for gathering with friends, food, and of course, delicious drinks. Here’s our roundup of our favorite fall cocktails.
The Hot Toddy
Combat chilly weather with this cocktail classic. The hot toddy couldn’t be easier to make, and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. All you need is hot water, whiskey, honey, and lemon. Unlike mulled wine and warm cider, this cocktail is light, hydrating, and not slammed with sugar.
We love this recipe from Cookie & Kate. There’s even a substitute for honey if you’re vegan.
Cranberry Spice Cocktail
Although we sipped on aperol all summer long, we’re not ready to retire this apértif to the back of the bar cart just yet. This Cranberry Spice Cocktail combines (you guessed it) cranberries, aperol, and hard cider for the perfect balance of fall flavors.
We love this recipe from Food & Wine. Pro tip: don’t sleep on that orange wedge garnish.
Sparkling Apple Sangria
Make this fall-flavored cocktail after that fresh apple picking haul. This recipe has all of the autumn classics: cinnamon, apples, and cider. Plus, the cinnamon sticks to serve make it instantly Instagrammable.
We love this recipe from Delish. Don’t let the Fireball fool you, this cocktail is for the sophisticated set.
Pumpkin Spice Martini
You knew there had to be pumpkin spice somewhere in this roundup. And, this martini takes everyone’s favorite flavor to a whole new level. The secret ingredient? Pumpkin-flavored liquor. (Yes, it’s a thing.)
We love this recipe from AllRecipes. Sip responsibly.
Apple Cider Mule
Give your classic moscow mule a fresh fall take. This cocktail is easy to make and even easier to sip on. Seriously, apple cider and ginger beer are basically made for each other. Plus, who doesn’t love those copper mugs?
We love this recipe from A Couple of Cooks. Swap ginger beer for fresh ginger and seltzer to cut down on the sugar.
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