Everyone has a go-to cocktail of some kind, whether it’s a cosmopolitan, a martini that’s shaken, not stirred, a tequila shot, or something else entirely. This fall, why not expand your repertoire of alcoholic fall drinks by trying something new? These 10 suggestions are all fall-themed and at least one of them is sure to become a new favorite of yours.
Mulled wine is one of the most delicious alcoholic fall drinks, especially if you want to look super sophisticated. It’s easy to make, as well, which is a bonus. You add orange slices, cloves, and some other spices and fruits to a pot of red wine and let it simmer on the stove.
Apple cider mimosa
Few things say fall quite like apple cider, so try a fun alcohol twist by adding champagne to the drink. Rim a glass with cinnamon sugar and fill it with a combination of apple cider and champagne for a bubbly take on the classic fall drink.
Dark N Stormy
This cocktail is so simple, it only has two ingredients: dark rum and ginger beer. Don’t confuse simplicity with tastelessness, though. This alcoholic fall drink makes for a nice treat on a fall evening. Ordering this is a sure way to feel like a brooding writer frustrated with their latest novel and taking a break by having a drink at a local bar.
These alcoholic fall drinks are a classic at most establishments, and they combine hot water, lemon, honey, and bourbon or whiskey. It’s sure to warm you up when it gets chillier outside this season, plus, it’s delicious and the name is fun to say.
Always a classic, sangria mixes wine and fruit and sometimes other alcohol as well like rum, vodka, or brandy. The booze-soaked fruit chunks taste so great once you get to the bottom of the cup and they make it extra refreshing. If you want, add some orange juice or other juice to this alcoholic fall drink to make it slightly less strong while keeping it tasting delicious.
Hot buttered rum
This is a staple for the chillier months. You combine rum, butter, hot water or cider, a sweetener, and a bunch of spices for a drink that’s sure to warm you right up. While these are often associated with the holidays, there’s no reason you can’t make them a fall staple as well, especially if you use cider for yours.
Ever wanted to try the drink referenced in the Harry Potter series? Now you can! Mix whiskey, cinnamon schnapps, and rum serve in a shot glass. After a few of these, you’ll be feeling magically tipsy in no time with that alcohol content.
Can’t get enough of those Harry Potter-themed alcoholic fall drinks? Try making butterbeer using butterscotch schnapps and cream soda. Finish off the cocktail with a dollop of whipped cream for the aesthetic.
If you, like much of the rest of the world, consume a lot of caffeine, then Irish coffee may be the drink for you. It mixes hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, with cream on top. It’s really quite delicious, and a great way to feel cozy.
Spiked hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is a childhood favorite for many people, so why not give it an adult upgrade by adding Bailey’s, Kahlua, or red wine? Bailey’s is my personal favorite alcohol to mix in, since it adds to the creaminess of the hot chocolate without much detracting from the flavor. If there was ever a drink to make you want to curl up by a bonfire with a big blanket on your lap while you sip from a thermos, this would be it.