These brilliant fall cocktails highlight the best flavors of the season! Apple, pear, cranberry and cinnamon make the best cozy drinks.

Fall cocktails

Once there’s a chill in the air: it’s time. Time for fall drinks! Autumn brings with it some of the most beautiful flavors: fruits like apples, pears, and cranberries, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. There’s no better time to be mixing these up into tasty drinks!

Here are the best fall cocktails to make for this season! There’s a brilliant two-toned fall sangria, laden with cinnamon-spiced fruit, red wine and sparkling cider. Cozy up to a glass of mulled cider, or mix cranberry and champagne for a festive bubbly glass. There’s something for everyone…and you’re going to want to taste them all!

Want specific types of liquor? Go to Fall Bourbon Cocktails or Fall Vodka Cocktails.

And now…the top fall cocktails to try this season!

More autumn cocktails

We’ve got cocktails for every season! In the summer, these Summer Cocktails are where it’s at. If you need more autumnal inspo, here are a few more favorites that could pass as fall cocktails:

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Fall cocktails

Best Fall Cocktails: Apple Cider Cocktail & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


This apple cider cocktail pairs sweet cider with bourbon and lemon! It’s full flavored and easy to make, the ideal fall drink.


  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) bourbon
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) apple cider
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) sweet vermouth
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • For the garnish: Apple slices (optional), sprig of thyme


  1. Combine the bourbon, cider, sweet vermouth and lemon juice in mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain it into cocktail glass.
  2. Add a dash of orange bitters and garnish with apple slices (if desired, spritz them with a little lemon juice to prevent browning).
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Fall cocktails, Apple cider cocktail

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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