Shake things up with a range of fantastic fall mixed drinks to celebrate this wonderful season! Autumnal flavours of warming spices, delicious spirits and let’s not forget everyone’s favourite- pumpkin spice! Try these classic recipes inspired by fall.
1. Classic Irish Coffee
Here we have the original Irish Coffee recipe, a wonderful warmer for those cooler months. Strong coffee, Irish whiskey and cool cream floater- it’s the perfect way to end a meal! There have been many versions and variations, however, stay true to the original for the classic fall mixed drink.
2. Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider
This fall mixed drink has all the favourite autumnal flavours- warming cinnamon, crisp apple, and delicious cider. Traditionally, cider is a summer drink and is refreshing when served cold. However, this recipe calls for a lovely slow-cooked hot version that warms you inside out! While this recipe calls for the slow cooker, you can just use a large pot and let it simmer for a couple of hours (however make sure you check this every half hour and give a quick stir).
3. Pumpkin Spice White Russian
There it is- the pumpkin spice! You didn’t think we would leave it out, did you? This great fall mixed drink classic gets an autumnal twist with the classic pumpkin spice flavour. It is creamy, smooth and irresistible fall mixed drink. This is definitely a winner at dinner parties or to enjoy after a stressful day.
4. Cinnamon and Maple Whiskey Sour
The warming, earthy flavours of cinnamon and maple add a lovely twist to this Whiskey Sour recipe. Whiskey is such a classic cocktail to order all year round, but these flavours really scream fall. This fall mixed cocktail not only has fall flavours but colours too! Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a whole cinnamon stick and enjoy!
5. Autumn Spice Negroni
Negroni’s have made a massive comeback in the past year or so with trendy bars all over the world serving their own versions. Traditionally a negroni is made with vermouth, Campari and gin. This fall mixed drink recipe has a slight twist using Autumn and Orange bitters. Negronis are fairly autumnal on their own, however, with the addition of these bitters, it really comes alive. All the lovely fall spices infused make for a great cocktail.
6. Maple Flavoured Latte Macchiato
It’s not all cocktails and alcohol here, we have some other fall mixed drinks for you. This recipe for maple flavoured latte is a phenomenal way to start a chilly autumn morning. Always use proper maple syrup to get the best flavour- super easy and delicious!
7. Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate
Fall mixed drinks are like a mini hug in a mug. This recipe for a spiced vegan Mexican hot chocolate is the drink version of cuddling up in a blanket. The spicy heat from the cayenne really warms you up, with the dark chocolate and cinnamon balancing the flavours and giving depth. This fall mixed drink is topped with lightly whipped coconut cream for a truly decadent touch. (Non-vegans can try this with regular milk and cream, although we urge you to give this recipe a try- the flavours are phenomenal!)
8. Mulled Rose Wine
Mulled wine is such a classic hot drink to warm you during the cooler months of fall. This recipe has a slight twist to the usual mulled wine, using rose instead of the classic red. The rose is a bit lighter but the creme de cassis adds an interesting flavour profile. Add warming spices like cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, orange peel and black peppercorns for a delicious fall drink.