We may still be feeling the heat here in southern California, but in our hearts, it is all things fall. Our favorite time of year calls for festive decor, delicious seasonal eats and even more delicious sips (yes, it’s possible!). No matter what the weather is like outside, you can officially dive headfirst into all things autumn with these easy fall cocktail recipes ideal for fall gatherings and holiday parties. From pumpkin punches to apple gins, these are the only libations you’ll want to be sipping on this season. Cheers!


There was a real, radium-based, alcoholic drink known as the “Atomic Cocktail” that was served in missile-shaped bottles. They had adverse effects after prolonged exposure, but could temporarily cure minor fevers, headaches and depression.


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Apple Gin Cocktail

Spice up your normal apple cider with this cozy autumnal cocktail recipe from No Spoon Necessary. With fresh apple slices and a cinnamon stick for garnish, it’s the perfect holiday sipper!

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Spiced Pumpkin Punch

One sip of Domesticate Me’s spiced pumpkin patch and you’ll remember what makes pumpkin one of our favorite fall flavors. Make a big batch for your next fall party! Just be sure to note your serving sizes if you’re serving from a large punch bowl.

 

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Vanilla Vodka Chai Tea

Perfect for a cool-weather brunch! Check out this recipe from My Life as a Mrs to see how to make this chai tea with a kick. Serve it chilled if the weather is still warm or heat it for a toasty fireside drink.

rosemary cocktail

Rosemary-Infused Holiday Cocktail

Yes, this holiday bevvie from The Flair Exchange does look too good to drink—but, we’ll drink anyways! The gorgeous color comes from the cranberry grape juice and the swoon-worthy aroma—fresh rosemary!

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Cinnamon Tequila Sour

Sometimes the best recipes are those with the simplest ingredients. Take this delicious cinnamon tequila sour recipe from The Almond Eater, for example. The egg whites provide the perfect frothy element to this classic with a twist.

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Sage-Fig Cocktail

On Burrata and Bubbles, fall cocktails go beyond your typical apple or pumpkin concoctions and go for the bold instead. This sage and fig cocktail recipe is bold in flavor, totally beautiful and, of course, super delicious.


Ernest Hemingway invented a cocktail named “Absinthe and Champagne” or, “Death in the Afternoon.”


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Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

A whiskey sour always hits the spot during the colder months, but Cookie and Kate’s spin on the recipe is the perfect twist. The cinnamon maple adds a slight sweetness to balance the libation out.

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Hot Spiced Wine

We’ve got a thing for the classics, and Sugar and Cloth delivers with a must-try classic hot spiced wine recipe. The best part is that you can adjust the recipe to your preferences, making it more sweet or spicy!

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Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash

This creation from My Diary of Us cures all of our cold-weather woes. The bubbly libation is refreshing, fruity (hello, plum!) and hits the spot for both day and night events. Yes, please!


A martini cocktail should be stirred, as a shaken martini is called a Bradford. This is why James Bond always has to specify his martini be made the wrong way.


white russian

Pumpkin White Russian

Would it really be fall without a white Russian?! We’re obsessed with the Pizzazzerie’s pumpkin white Russian recipe. This concoction calls for pumpkin pie spice seasoning for that extra fall flavor.

Whatever cocktail recipe the season calls for, make sure you’re drinking responsibly and safely! Cheers!

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