Cocktails are always a crowd-pleaser at any party, after all, what’s a celebration without a good supply of festive drinks? It’s a party and you’ll want to have time to mingle and chat with your friends and the best way to do this is to prepare your cocktails in advance rather than stir and shake each glass. You can fill a pitcher or punchbowl with multiple servings, and you won’t have to tend the bar. So, don’t miss your own party and get out from behind the counter to enjoy the libations of the season. Without further ado, here is a list of Fall Cocktails that are sure to spice up your next party.
1. Autumn Fizz
What better way to start off a Fall Cocktails list than with an Autumn Fizz? Bubbles are always a welcome surprise in cocktails and with this cocktail, you can get plenty of fizz with every sip. Made with a mix of gin, agave nectar, sparkling apple cider and topped off with an apple slice and fresh thyme, this light cocktail is perfect for your first fall holiday brunch party of the season and is a fabulous welcome drink for your dinner guests.
2. Apple Cider Mimosas
Apples truly are one of the staple fruits of the fall season therefore of course apple cider falls into that territory as a signature drink. With champagne as the alcohol base, this mimosa is light and with a kick. A cinnamon-sugar mixture coats the rim of the champagne glass, so you can be sure that you will be missing no flavors with one of these Fall Cocktails.
3. Pumpkin Pie in a Glass
Autumn is when pumpkins are harvested, and pumpkin pie is the most prominent dessert of the season. When you’re overstuffed after a holiday meal and you want something sweet but can’t take even the smallest bite of a dessert, Pumpkin Pie in a Glass will hit the perfect sweet spot. With an ingredients list of Kahlua Pumpkin Spice, hazelnut liqueur, heavy cream, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice, this cocktail mixture is truly the embodiment of the season.
4. Spiced Cider Margarita
Apples are synonymous with autumn and the season is ripe for all apple-based treats, sweets, and beverages. The Spiced Cider Margarita cocktail is no exception. Let’s start with spiced apple cider to excite your taste buds as it is the key ingredient for this celebratory drink. You can spice your own cider if you can’t find spiced apple cider at stores near you. This recipe calls for Grand Marnier and tequila to ramp up the spiced cider to perfection. You can prepare and refrigerate a punch bowl or pitcher of this delicious autumn-inspired margarita a couple hours before your guests arrive. Have the glasses rimmed with a yummy combination of cinnamon and sugar and don’t forget to garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick.
5. Apple Cider Mojitos
The mojito continues to be a popular choice for Fall Cocktails and this Apple Cider Mojito is a great autumn spin to the classic Cuban drink. Key ingredients of the sweet caramelized sugar flavor of rum, the intensity of mint and the tangy hint of lemon (or lime) remain a staple while adding apple cider to this fall-inspired mojito makes for a thirst-quenching cocktail. Have fun and garnish with slices of apple and cinnamon sticks and you’re ready to enjoy!
6. The Canadian Cocktail
A Canadian fall-inspired cocktail has all the flavors to stir your senses of the season. The toasted golden sugar sweetness of maple syrup mixed with the exotic flavors of rum infused with allspice and cloves are the essential ingredients you’re looking for to get you in the autumn festive mood. Be prepared with a large batch of this cocktail so you aren’t permanently stuck behind the bar shaking up glass refills!
7. Mulled Wine
Prepare to cozy up for the season as leaves turn to golds and orange, and temperatures begin to dip as fall sets in. Celebrate autumn with a glass of warm Mulled Wine. This cocktail is easy to make since all you need to do is simply simmer for 10 minutes in a medium saucepan the mixture of red wine, orange slices, cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks, honey and brandy, and you’re done. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and slices of orange and serve warm. Inhale all the aromas and spices of the fall season with each sip you take with these Fall Cocktails.
8. Pumpkin Spice White Russian
Who can turn down a White Russian cocktail? An autumn twist to the rich creamy coffee-flavored cocktail is the addition of pumpkin pie spice and voila, a scrumptious Pumpkin Spice White Russian. When you top the cocktail with whipped cream and drizzled chocolate syrup, it becomes a delectable dessert you’ll be addicted to sipping. If you want a milder version of this delicious fall cocktail, feel free to eliminate the vodka.
9. Apple Cider Sangria
For those of you who aren’t quite ready for the summer fun to end, keep entertaining your friends with a large pitcher of refreshing Apple Cider Sangria to ease the transition of the season. The ingredients call for sliced apples, lemons and oranges to be mixed with apple cider, white wine and ginger beer for a unique sweet flavor. Refrigerate to allow the flavors to marinate for at least an hour before serving. Feel free to mix and match with your favorite fruit and if you are watching your calories, substitute the ginger beer with either club soda or tonic water. Reduced calories or not, keep summer alive this fall with a pitcher of this energizing beverage.
10. Cranberry Margarita
When you see an abundance of cranberries displayed in your neighborhood grocery store, you know autumn has arrived and the holiday season is just around the corner. Happy hour, cranberries, tequila equals margaritas. With just 4 ingredients, you can whip up this cheerful cocktail in a snap! Prepare a tray of salted rimmed glasses filled with the tasty ruby red margarita garnished with a wedge of lime and a few frozen cranberries. Thank goodness cranberry juice is available all year round so you won’t have to give up this cocktail for any season.