When the air gets chilly and the leaves begin to crunch under your feet there's only one thing to say, "It's fall, y'all!" Enjoy the best flavors this season has to offer by serving these unique cocktail recipes featuring pumpkin, cinnamon, and other amazing flavors.
Sorghum-Cider PunchFizzy hard cider and spicy ginger ale add a subtle effervescence. Start with chilled beverages so it's nice and refreshing, and consider adding a decorative ice ring to keep it that way.
Mulled Pomegranate and Red Wine PunchIf you're throwing a big holiday party and your stove is full, use a slow cooker to simmer up this tangy mulled wine. Set up the slow-cooker in the kitchen or on a dining table, and let guests serve themselves.
Apple Pie MoonshineA delicious apple cider cocktail just so happens to be the perfect autumn drink.
Dark 'n Stormy®The ratios here (4:3:2:1) make this classic drink an easy-to-memorize addition to your repertoire. Prepare simple syrup by heating equal parts water and granulated sugar until sugar dissolves.
ButterbeerTop this popular wizarding beverage with plenty of homemade whipped cream.
October Cocktail of the MonthMade with gin, pomegranate liqueur, pomegranate juice, and more, this is The Recipe to try.
Applejack-Spiked Hot CiderTake this drink on the go in a thermos, or let its sweet, spiced scent fill your home. Applejack is a cider-based brandy; Calvados, the French version, would also work in this drink.
Sherry-Cava Citrus FizzFrom the Kitchen of Scott Mowbray, Former Cooking Light Editor. "I wanted the Spanish flavors of Catalonian cava and Jerez sherry to mingle in a holiday punch. The syrup, called an oleo saccharum, pulls essential oils from the orange peel and perfumes the cocktail."
Cranberry NegroniMake sure you build in time to refrigerate the gin, cranberry, and sugar mixture at least overnight.
Crisp Autumn SerenadeThis cocktail brings together the seasonal flavors of apples, pears, ginger, and maple. Bourbon gives it a bit of bite and backbone.
Wilga Hill Boomerang IIFrom the Kitchen of Sheri Wilson, Art Director. "Every year, a week after Thanksgiving, we throw a party for all our friends. My husband discovered the Wilga Hill Boomerang in a cocktail book, and it has become the signature drink for the event."
Hard Cider SangriaInstead of wine, this juicy sangria is made with hard cider spiked with lemon juice and apple brandy.
Pumpkin Spice-infused VodkaInfuse your favorite vodka with the comforting flavors of vanilla, pumpkin, and nutmeg for a one-of-a-kind cocktail.
Pomegranate-Orange MartinisIf you really want to enjoy your own party, just make a big batch of these, chill it in the fridge, and then pour individual servings into the cocktail shaker when you're ready—so much easier! For extra sparkle, run an orange slice around the rim of each martini glass, and then dip it in superfine sugar.