Fall is right around the corner—literally!—and what better way to say goodbye to summer and welcome sweater season than with the best fall cocktails to enjoy by the fireplace or with friends. Autumnal ingredients like pumpkin, ginger, apple, cloves, cranberry and fig aren’t just meant for homemade pies and cakes. They’re also the perfect fruits and spices to feature in warming fall drinks and cocktails.
In this round-up, we’ve gathered some of our favorite boozy fall drinks recipes. Want to ward off the chills from that nip newly in the air? Go for Hot Buttered Rum spiked with a powerhouse combo of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Need a few spooky and festive concoctions for your Halloween party? Impress your guests with the tequila-spiked Witches Ginger Brew or a treacly Candy Corn cocktail. Fan of rum, bourbon or whiskey? Try our rum-based Hot Chocolate or sake Hot Toddy.
Meanwhile, imbibers interested in low-alcohol cocktails can opt for a tart mezcal and apple cider vinegar cocktail, and coffee lovers can look forward to caffeinated quaffs like an Espresso martini and Mocha White Russian. We even have a cocktail for fans of all things pumpkin, like the tropical Pumpkin Painkiller. This rum spiked-based blend of pineapple juice, pumpkin coconut cream and blood orange juice is topped with a garnish of pumpkin seeds and pineapple slices and is sure to cure your hankering for something sweet.
No matter which one you choose, one thing’s for sure: these drinks are sure to excite your taste buds. Here are 21 festive fall cocktails to try this season!