Why not infuse the delicious flavors of autumn into your fall cocktails? From spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, to seasonal fruit flavors like apple and pear, let’s cozy up this season!

Get 20 of the best fall cocktails in this comprehensive recipe collection. You’ll find a flavor for every occasion – everything from handcrafted single cocktails to a recipe that can serve a crowd.

No matter your favorite type of spirits, there’s a delicious cocktail to get the party started here!

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Fall cocktails are one of those seasonal things that I love to embrace! I’m not a big coffee drinker – so you can keep your pumpkin spice latte. I’ll take a warm and cozy apple or pear inspired cocktail all day long!

Luckily, there are so many fabulous variations to fall cocktails, and today, we’re rounding them up for you! Get all the best options, from warm fall cocktails, to frozen ones.

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Fall Cocktails

Love a seasonal cocktail as much as we do? Don’t skip my FREE Thanksgiving Cocktails and Christmas Cocktails round-ups, filled with classics and fresh new favorites!

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Tips

  • Don’t forget a fabulous seasonal garnish – think cinnamon sticks, apple or pear slices, cranberries and more!
  • Some of these cocktails (like sangria and mulled wine) can be made ahead, which can help with party timelines and hostessing duties.
  • Serve both a traditional cocktail and a non-alcoholic version to accommodate all guests and allow everyone to have something special.
  • Using one of these recipes for your Thanksgiving celebration? Don’t skip my complete guide to Thanksgiving Recipes!
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Frequently Asked Questions

What favorite drink is fall known for?

For a non-alcoholic drink, it must be the iconic pumpkin spice latte. When it comes to fall cocktails, the options are endless! Spiked apple cider cocktails are probably the most popular options out there!

What are fall flavors?

The most classic tastes of fall are seasonal items like the flavors of apple, pear, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple, chai spices, caramel, and so much more!

20 of the BEST Fall Cocktails

Cinnamon Toast

A Cinnamon Toast is the ultimate fall cocktail that will warm you up on even the chilliest of evenings.

It’s the perfect blend of Cinnamon Schnapps (a Cinnamon Liquor) and apple cider, garnished with an apple slice and cinnamon sticks!

Cinnamon toast cocktail in a glass on marble surface, garnished with apple slice and cinnamon sticks.

Apple Cider Cocktail

Apple Cider Cocktail is grown up cider with a fun fall twist! Serve it warm or on the rocks – it’s completely up to you!

Apple Cider with spiced rum makes the perfect party drink. It can easily be prepared in advance to serve as an easy Thanksgiving cocktail.

Three glasses filled with apple cider cocktails, garnished with apple slices and a cinnamon stick.

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine is wine that simmers with Mulling Spices filling your home with an amazing aroma while adding a hint of warm spice.

It’s quick and easy to make a large batch which is a good thing because it’s a crowd pleaser!

a gray cast iron pot on the stove with mulled wine, orange slices and cinnamon sticks.

Apple Cider Margarita

Add some fall flavor to your life with an Apple Cider Margarita! It’s an easy four ingredient fall cocktail you can mix up in minutes for one or a pitcher for a crowd.

You’ll get the deliciously fragrant warmth of apple cider, shaken with tequila, lime and simple syrup. This combination turns a classic margarita into your favorite fall sip!

Clear glasses with apple cider margaritas, rimmed in sugar and garnished with a cinnamon stick with a copper shaker in the background.

Apple Cider Bourbon Slush

An Apple Cider Bourbon Slush is a grown up slushy that’s easy to sip! Even my mom who would rarely drink would gravitate to this Thanksgiving cocktail! It’s incredibly easy to make, too!

Apple cider slush with bourbon, garnished with a cinnamon stick

Spiked Apple Cider with Bourbon

This Spiked Apple Cider with bourbon is an easy Thanksgiving cocktail recipe that will warm your spirits. It is the perfect hot apple cider cocktail for chilly nights and fall and winter festivities!

spiked apple cider in white mugs on a wooden board with cinnamon sticks

Apple Butter Old Fashioned

Warm up this season with a fall cocktail you’ll never forget! An Old Fashioned made with apple butter is full of apple cinnamon flavor you’re going to love.

It’s easy to make and easy to sip!

An apple butter old fashioned in a clear glass, apples and a wooden cutting board nearby.

An Oatmeal Cookie cocktail is a delicious drink that tastes just like its namesake.

The Oatmeal cookie shot, a favorite of mine because of the delicious and distinct flavor, can be made to serve one or many with my easily adaptable recipe.

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Sangria Punch Recipe

This Spanish Sangria is the ultimate fall cocktail indulgence. Sangria punch serves beautifully for parties, and it’s easy to create a non alcoholic sangria too!

A glass pitcher full of red sangria.

Apple Cider Sangria

This Apple Cider Sangria recipe is the chilly weather cocktail you need in your life… it’s the perfect combination of sweet cider, zesty ginger, and warm spices.

A clear glass pumpkin drink dispenser filled with apple cider sangria.

Cadillac Margarita

Love a classic margarita? Then you’re going to love this smooth, premium Cadillac Margarita with a surprising burst of sweet orange flavor from the addition of Grand Marnier.

The gorgeous orange color of this cocktail makes it perfect for fall sipping.

A refreshing Cadillac margarita with crushed ice, garnished with an orange slice.

Apple Pear Prosecco Cocktail

This deliciously sweet apple pear Prosecco Cocktail is going to bring you all the fall and winter joy this season!

This one is an incredible combo of apple cider, pear nectar and sparkling wine, it’s a huge hit at any party.

Cranberries inside an orange cocktail

Bourbon Smash

The bourbon smash cocktail is a seasonal spin on the classic whiskey smash recipe you make in the summertime.

Using bourbon and a bit of club soda, this bourbon smash libation is full of fresh fruit and the zing of cinnamon we enjoy when it’s cold outside.

Three Smash cocktails garnished with rosemary, blueberries, oranges, and cinnamon sticks all on a white plate.

Prosecco Sangria

This Prosecco sangria makes a great signature drink for brunches, parties and holidays. Easy to make with just four ingredients, this make ahead cocktail is sure to wow your guests!

The gorgeous, deep color and seasonal fruits make it the perfect celebratory fall cocktail.

Prosecco sangria with peaches and pomegranates surrounding

Non Alcoholic Fall Drinks

Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine

An easy Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine recipe for the holidays is enjoyable for people of all ages. This alcohol free mulled wine recipe is created with sweet grape juice, fruit and spices that simmer into a hot Thanksgiving drink that warms you from the inside out.

non alcoholic mulled grape juice on the stovetop with orange slices and spices

Homemade Apple Cider

An iconic fall drink, homemade apple cider is the coziest gift of this brief season. Warm, perfectly spiced, fragrant and utterly delicious, making a batch of this apple cider recipe will be the best way to celebrate all things autumn!

A marble surface with clear mugs full of homemade apple cider, whole apples to the side.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

This delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe is so easy to make! Get the secret that makes this Homemade Hot Chocolate so rich and creamy!

hot chocolate in a white mug, with a gold spoon for stirring

Pear Cider

Pear cider is the fragrant, sweet fall companion to the ever-classic apple cider. This (non-alcoholic) homemade pear cider recipe is aromatic, cozy and brimming with delicious fall flavor!

Serve homemade pear cider with your favorite liqueur – rum, bourbon, brandy or tequila! You can serve it warm or chilled for a memorable fall drink.

Pear cider in a white cast iron pot.

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Fall Cocktails: Apple Cider Margarita

Why not infuse the delicious flavors of autumn into your fall cocktails? From spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, to seasonal fruit flavors like apple and pear, let’s cozy up this season! We're sharing this four ingredient apple cider margarita to spice up the season.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces apple cider
  • 1 ounce rum dark or spiced rum
  • 1 ounce cinnamon schnapps
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Instructions 

  • Combine apple cider, rum, cinnamon schnapps and orange juice in a cocktail shaker (or a pitcher if you're making multiples). Mix well.
    8 ounces apple cider, 1 ounce rum, 1 ounce cinnamon schnapps, 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • Pour over a glass of ice. To garnish, use a cinnamon stick, star of anise or a sprig of rosemary or thyme.

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HOW TO SERVE

  • For a Crowd – Combine in a punch bowl and have pre-garnished glasses to serve. To make a large amount use the adjustable servings in the recipe card.
  • Single Serving – With a cinnamon stick to stir, sprig of rosemary or thyme and a star of anise.

HOW TO STORE

  • Refrigerate – this apple cider cocktail can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours in an airtight pitcher or other container.
  • Freeze – You can freeze this apple cider cocktail into a slush! Simply freeze, already combined, in an airtight container with a couple inches left at the top to make room for expansion. When ready to drink as a slush, simply stir- it’s already the best consistency!
Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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