20 Fall-Inspired Cocktails & Mixed Drinks

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One of my favorite things about fall is all the seasonal fruits that come into season at the end of September, like apples, cranberries and pomegranate. I love making fall-inspired cocktails and meals with these ingredients.

If you’re in the mood for fall, you must try these 20 fall-inspired cocktails, made by expert food bloggers who know how to entertain. These cocktails are a great addition to your holiday parties and get-togethers.

Your friends will be so impressed! Many of the cocktails featured below use seasonal ingredients, alongside gin, vodka, rum and other liquors that you likely have stocked in your home bar. You’ll also want to make sure you have a cocktail shaker and jigger at the ready.

»» Want more cocktail ideas? Check out our summer cocktail inspiration. I personally can’t get enough of this raspberry gin fizz.

Hard Apple Cider Cocktail

Hard Apple Cider Cocktail

This Hard Apple Cider cocktail is made with rye and apple cider for an drink that will put you right in the mood for fall.

>> See the recipe

Love apples? Try this Spiced Apple Kombucha Cocktail.

Cinnamon Apple Cider Sangria

Cinnamon Apple Cider Sangria

When it comes to fall “batch size” cocktails, this Cinnamon Apple Cider Sangria one of the absolute best. It’s a show stopper with its crisp, cold apple flavor and hint of cinnamon.

» See the recipe

Creamy Caramel Apple Martini

Caramel Apple Martini

This Caramel Apple Martini combines all the fall flavors you adore – apples, cinnamon, and caramel – in one delicious cocktail. You won’t be able to resist this caramel apple martini once you’ve tried it. It’s so good, I can’t stop making it.

» See the recipe

Pumpkin Spice Martini

Pumpkin Spice Martini

This Pumpkin Spice Martini has all the fall flavor you expect in a creamy and decadent martini that’s made with pumpkin spice vodka.

» See the recipe

Ponche de Frutas (Holiday Hot Fruit Punch)

This traditional hot fruit punch is served at Christmas and on New Year’s Eve in Guatemala, Mexico and Latin America. For a celebratory ponche de frutas add a splash of dark or white rum.

» See the recipe for Ponche de Frutas

Cranberry Moscow Mules

Cranberry Moscow Mule

The perfect holiday cocktail, Cranberry Moscow Mules are easy to make and festive to drink. Cranberry juice, vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer combine to make a delicious drink you’ll want anytime of the year.

» See the Cranberry Moscow Mule recipe

Gin & Appletizer Cocktail

Gin & Appletiser Cocktail

Perfect from fall to the end of the holidays this simple sparkling apple juice with gin, is delicious and looks stunning with the addition of jewelled ice cubes

» See the Gin and Appleizer Cocktail recipe

Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate martini

This colourful Pomegranate Martini is the perfect make-ahead cocktail Recipe bursting with the sweet flavour of pomegranate, tart lime, hints of orange and vodka.

» See the Pomegranate Martini recipe

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Apple Cider is a delicious way to kick off the chilly autumn season. Apple cider infuses with cinnamon sticks, fresh ginger and clementines in your slow cooker for a flavorful beverage bursting with fall flavors.

» See the Mulled Apple Cider recipe

Apple Cider Fall Harvest Sangria

Fall Harvest Sangria

Fall Harvest Sangria is a white wine sangria that’s filled with cinnamon and apple cider flavor, along with fresh apples and oranges. This recipe comes together in minutes and is great for a crowd.

» See the Fall Harvest Sangria recipe

Red Wine Autumn Harvest Sangria

Autum Harvest Sangria

Autumn Harvest Sangria Recipe. This delicious autumn harvest sangria is the perfect recipe for fall! Made with delicious fruits from the bountiful gathering of end-of-season produce, this fall sangria recipe is perfect for gatherings or feasts!

» See the Red Wine Harvest Sangria recipe

Cranberry Whiskey Sour

Cranberry Whiskey Sour

This cranberry whiskey sour is an easy and delicious twist on a classic cocktail. It’s slightly festive and quick to prepare, making it perfect whether you’re serving one or a crowd.

» See the Cranberry Whiskey Sour recipe

Apple Bourbon Smash

Apple Bourbon Smash

Flavored with warm spices, a dose of fresh flavor from lemon, and lightly sweetened with honey, this apple bourbon smash is the perfect fall offering!

» See the Apple Bourbon Smash recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Martini

Ultimate Chocolate Martini

This Chocolate Martini is so rich and decadent you won’t be able to put it down. Made with three simple ingredients it’s the perfect way to end a meal on special occasions or treat yourself with the ultimate chocolate fix!

» See the Chocolate Martini recipe

Red Wine Apple Cider Sangria

Red Wine Apple Cider Sangria

No party is complete without a kickass cocktail. And this apple sangria, made with Honeycrisp apples and fall spices, is sure to win everyone over.

» See the Apple Cider Sangria recipe

Ginger Beer & Gin Cocktail

ginger beer and gin cocktail

It doesn’t matter what the season, this gin and ginger cocktail will always be a crowd pleaser.

» See the Ginger Beer & Gin Cocktail recipe

Apple Maple Dark & Stormy

Maple Dark & Stormy

Ease a Dark and Stormy Cocktail into fall and winter with apple and maple! The flavors of apple, maple and ginger all pair so beautifully with the rum!

» See the Apple Maple Dark & Stormy recipe

Meyer Lemon & Rosemary Tom Collins

meyer lemon and rosemary tom collins

Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Tom Collins is a refreshing seasonal recipe that has a hint of rosemary and the bright taste of Meyer Lemon. It’s a cocktail that’s perfect for fall.

» See the Lemon & Rosemary Tom Collins recipe

Apple Butter Old Fashioned

apple butter old fashioned

Warm-up this fall with a drink that’s always a crowd-pleaser – an Old Fashioned with APPLE BUTTER! It’s easy to make and easy to sip!

» See the Apple Butter Old Fashioned recipe

Apple Cider Mule

apple cider mule

This Apple Cider Mule has all the flavors of fall, with a kick of vodka to warm you up on those cool nights!

» See the Apple Cider Mule recipe

Ginger Apple Sparkling Cider

ginger apple cider

This delicious Ginger Apple Sparkling Cider is the perfect chilled drink for fall! It also has less sugar than regular sparkling cider so you can enjoy this drink during the holidays and still meet your health goals

» See the Ginger Apple Sparking Cider recipe


Now you’re all set for fall and winter cocktail recipes, it’s time to get mixing! Serving these holiday cocktails at a party or gathering will surely win you praise. Tried one of these fall drinks? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.

(Note: This is a collection of recipes from other fantastic food bloggers. All photography was provided courtesy of the recipe owner.)


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