These tasty fall vodka cocktails makes the most of seasonal flavors! Pick from drinks with pumpkin, pear, apple cider, and more.
Fall is one of the best seasons for cocktails (after summer, of course!). The change in seasons brings new seasonal produce: strawberries and mint are replaced with apple, pomegranate, and pear. So what better to pair with these fruity flavors than one of the most versatile types of liquor? Here are all the top fall vodka cocktails to taste this season, with spins on classics from the Pumpkin Martini to the Apple Cider Mule. Ready to get tasting?
And now…the top fall vodka cocktails to try!
Looking for a great fall vodka cocktail? Look no further than this Apple Cider Martini! It’s tangy and balanced, with just the right interplay between sweet tart cider and citrusy orange liqueur. It’s got a hint of cinnamon on the finish and be aware: it’s very drinkable.
Ingredients: Apple cider. vodka, Cointreau or Triple Sec, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon
Is it fall cocktail season? Here's the perfect vodka drink to add to your repertoire: the Pumpkin Martini! It’s creamy, it’s cozy pie spiced, and it’s made with real pumpkin for the best natural flavor. Even better, coat the glass rim in crushed graham crackers and you get a hint of crunchy sweet in each sip! Better yet: serve it up as a Pumpkin Pie Martini topped with whipped cream!
Ingredients: Vodka, heavy cream, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract
Get ready for the best fall spin on this popular vodka cocktail: the Cranberry Moscow Mule! This drink has loads of sweet tart flavor, balancing crisp cranberry with tangy lime and spicy ginger. Sip it out of an ice cold copper mug, and it’s ideal for fall entertaining.
Ingredients: Vodka. lime juice, ginger beer, 100% all natural cranberry juice
Here’s a unique fall vodka cocktail with an impressive sweet flavor: the Pear Martini! This drink is great for fall and winter entertaining, and to be honest: it caught us off guard with its delicate, sweet flavor. Pear comes in two waves: a muddled fresh pear brings brightness, and pear vodka infuses a strong fruity aroma. Paired with fresh lemon juice and simple syrup, it’s truly stunning!
Ingredients: Pear vodka. fresh pear, lemon juice, simple syrup, orange bitters
Here’s a festive vodka cocktail that’s perfect for fall: the Apple Cider Mule! Everyone loves a classic Moscow Mule, and this seasonal spin is even more fun. It pairs apples and ginger in a bubbly, effervescent mix that looks perfectly cozy nestled in a copper mug.
Ingredients: Vodka. lime juice, ginger beer, apple cider
It’s tall, it’s bubbly, and it works in any season: it’s the Vodka Collins! This spin on the Tom Collins is essentially a sparkling vodka lemonade. It’s easy to drink and it’s classic: the base drink goes all the way back to the 1870’s when cocktails were just stating to emerge. Want to make it even more fall-centric? Substitute Rosemary Simple Syrup or Ginger Simple Syrup.
Last up in our fall vodka cocktails: the Pomegranate Martini! Crisp, sweet tart, fruity, and light: it’s much closer to a Cosmo than the classic martini. But instead of cranberry juice like the Cosmopolitan, it’s made with pomegranate juice instead. Serve it up in a martini glass and you’ve got a sophisticated cocktail that’s refreshing and easy to drink.
Ingredients: Vodka, pomegranate juice (bottled or homemade), Cointreau. lemon juice, simple syrup
More seasonal drinks
Looking for inspiration beyond these fall vodka cocktails? There are lots more seasonal drinks using bourbon, rum, tequila, and more! Here are all our top fall drink ideas:
- Go for the best of the best: 15 Fall Cocktails for the Season
- Try 12 Fantastic Fall Drinks (includes non-alcoholic!)
- Take the chill off with Hot Alcoholic Drinks to Keep You Warm or 15 Hot Drinks to Take the Chill Off
- Opt for the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte or Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
Fall Vodka Cocktails: Apple Cider Martini & More!
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Meet the best fall cocktail….the Apple Cider Martini! It’s deliciously balanced: sweet tart with a hint of cinnamon on the finish.
- 2 ounces apple cider
- 1 ½ ounces vodka
- ½ ounce Cointreau or triple sec
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or simple syrup
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- Apple slices, for the garnish
- Add the apple cider, vodka, Cointreau or Triple Sec, lemon juice, syrup and cinnamon to a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice and shake until cold.
- Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with apple slices if desired.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: Cocktails
- Diet: Vegan
Keywords: Fall vodka cocktails
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I love vodka cocktails! This list has some great ideas.