30 Festive Fall Cocktails – The Cookie Rookie®

30 Festive Fall Cocktails – The Cookie Rookie®

These fall cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate the season! Autumn brings in chilly nights and the start of holiday parties, so you’ll need an alcoholic drink or two. These recipes feature the flavors of the season (apple, pumpkin, warm spices, and more), and they’re all so delicious!

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Best Cocktails for Fall

When autumn arrives with its chilly nights, most of us start craving warm and cozy drinks! We’ve got all the pumpkin recipes and apple-filled desserts, but we want those delicious flavors for our cocktails too.

These fall cocktails are all just perfect for the season. Filled with your favorite fall flavors and spices, like apple cider, cinnamon, and more. Find warm and comforting drinks, as well as some classic cocktails with a seasonal twist.

There are plenty of recipes to choose from, and they’re all so easy to make! Find drinks for two, or for a whole crowd. These will take you right into the holiday season, so let the festivities begin!

apple cider margaritas dipped in cinnamon sugar
Apple Cider Margaritas

Apple Cider Cocktails

You can’t start fall without apples! These juicy, sweet, and flavorful cocktails put a spin on traditional apple cider. Some are warm and cozy, others are perfectly chilled, but all are so good!

  • Apple Cider Hot Toddy: This warm whiskey cocktail is a fall favorite thanks to its mix of honey and lemon, and now apple cider!
  • Apple Cider Mojitos: You only need 4 ingredients to make these delicious apple-flavored mojitos! Better yet, this recipe makes a whole pitcher.
  • Apple Cider Margaritas: Make a margarita extra festive with this recipe. Maple syrup and apple cider give it the fall twist it needs.
  • Caramel Apple Sangria: White wine, caramel vodka, cider, ginger ale, and more combine to create this incredibly tasty sangria.
  • Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks: Cinnamon apple cider, a caramel apple simple syrup, and champagne mix together to make a fizzy and flavorful drink. It’s great for holidays and celebrations of all kinds.
  • Apple Pie Vodka: Make that plain old vodka taste just like apple pie! It’s easy to infuse with apples and cinnamon, then you can use it to make a delicious spritzer, and lots of other cocktails.
  • Apple Pie Moscow Mule: The addition of cider and apple pie vodka make this moscow mule extra fun for autumn.
  • Apple Pie Drink: This beautiful fall cocktail is filled with the flavors of apple, pear, and ginger. It’s so easy to make, and so refreshing!
Orange Bourbon Slush

Cozy Fall Cocktails

When that cold autumn air comes in, you’ll need something to keep you cozy after dinner. These comforting flavors are sure to please, whether you’re curled up on the couch or hosting a party!

  • Orange Cranberry Bourbon Smash: If you’re looking for a cocktail to pair with those savory holiday meals, this is the answer! Bourbon, ginger ale, cranberry sauce, rosemary, and more create the most delightful drink.
  • Fall Sangria: honey bourbon, ginger, and warm spices turn this white wine sangria into a festive fall drink!
  • Homemade Irish Cream: Make your own Irish Cream for a sweet and creamy whiskey drink. It’s so comforting in the evenings, perfect for an after dinner drink!
  • Salted Caramel Eggnog: Eggnog is the creamiest and comfiest of drinks for chilly nights. This salted caramel version is extra perfect for fall, and the (optional) addition of rum gives it an extra kick.
  • Chocolate Hot Buttered Rum: If you’re craving hot chocolate, but a little stronger, you’re going to love this hot buttered rum! You can prep the mix ahead of time, so it’s ready to go.
  • Orange Bourbon Slush: This cocktail may be icy, but the spices from the tea mixed with bourbon create a surprisingly cozy drink.
This Pumpkin Punch recipe is the perfect Thanksgiving or Halloween Punch idea. A fun & tasty Pumpkin Cocktail inspired by pumpkin pie!
Pumpkin Pie Punch

Pumpkin-Flavored Drinks

Pumpkin spice season doesn’t stop with coffee and desserts. These pumpkin-y cocktails are so perfect for parties and autumn evenings.

  • Pumpkin Whiskey Smash Cocktail: A pumpkin simple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and whiskey come together to create this fun cocktail. It’s always a smash!
  • Hot Pumpkin Cocktail: Swap that slice of pumpkin pie for a cozy drink that tastes just like it! This creamy cocktail is so warm and comforting.
  • Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Turn this classic cocktail into a creamy fall dream with the addition of pumpkin spice!
  • Pumpkin Pie Punch: This cold punch cocktail is the best thing to serve up on Halloween and Thanksgiving, or any seasonal party. So easy and so fun!
  • Slow Cooker Spiked Pumpkin Hot Chocolate: This pumpkin hot chocolate is so rich, creamy, and warming! Made in a Crockpot, spiked with vodka, and enough to serve a small crowd.
  • Pumpkin Pie Jello Shot: Prep for a Halloween party (or any occasion that needs a little extra fun) with these easy-to-make jello shots! They look just like mini pumpkin pies, so they’re perfectly festive.
Pear Cider is an awesome fall drink. This Spiced Pear Cider recipe is a blend of pear juice, apple cider, ginger liqueur, and plenty of spice! It's an alcoholic drink, but you can make a non-alcoholic version too. Warm, delicious, and perfect for the holidays!
Spiced Pear Cider

Warm Spiced Drinks

A hot cocktail comes in handy during the fall and winter season. These drink recipes are all warm, simple, and perfectly-spiced. There’s plenty of cinnamon, ginger, and more to go around!

  • Spiced Pear Cider with Ginger: Add fruity pear juice, ginger liqueur, and more to spiced apple cider for a warm drink that’s sure to please.
  • Homemade Spiced Rum: Turn a regular old bottle of rum into a well-spiced drink! Just add cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel, and some other delicious ingredients to create the perfect winter or fall drink.
  • Crockpot Apple Cider: Caramel, apple, cinnamon, oranges, and more cook together in a Crockpot to create a deliciously hot drink.
  • Spiked Chai Tea: If you enjoy a hot cup of spicy chai, then you’re going to LOVE this recipe with a little bourbon added into the mix. Warm, flavorful, and so comforting!
  • Mulled Wine Margarita: If you love margaritas but want something a little more seasonal, this mulled wine is for you! All those warm spices will create something both cozy and refreshing.
  • Hot Cranberry Apple Spiced Cider: This beautiful cider recipe adds lots of cranberries for a festive twist. It makes enough for a crowd, so it’s perfect for parties!
pomegranate moscow mules garnished with limes and pomegranate seeds
Pomegranate Moscow Mule

Classic Cocktails for Fall

These classic cocktails with a twist make them just perfect for Autumn, winter, and the holiday season. Keep it simple! These drinks never disappoint.

  • Cranberry Margaritas: The addition of cranberry and honey ginger to this pitcher margarita recipe makes them extra tasty!
  • Pomegranate Moscow Mule: This classic ginger beer cocktail gets an upgrade with the addition of pomegranate juice and pomegranate-flavored vodka. It’s fruity, fresh, and zingy!
  • Skinny White Russian: A classic white russian is delicious, but this skinny version is even better! 
  • Stovetop Bloody Mary: Bloody Marys have a great savory flavor that I just love in the fall season. They’re so easy to make on the stovetop, so make up a batch!
  • Apple Butter Old Fashioned: Turn that old-fashioned cocktail into an apple-flavored dream! Apple butter and apple cider create the perfect flavor!

Now that you have all these great fall cocktails to choose from, you’ll never run out of festive drinks to make. Seasonal, simple, and beyond delicious!

More Fall Recipes

Looking for more recipes to help you celebrate the fall season? Whether you’re looking for more drinks, something to bake, or flavorful dinners, there are plenty of options!

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