Top 10 Fall Cocktails & Other Drinks
Fall is probably the favorite time for everyone. The time when the pied leaves blanket the surroundings, as much our vision could reach, while the giant trees nod their heads down, and form avenues of dappled dreams. To celebrate the season of ‘Fall’, here we are again with the best mocktail and cocktail party ideas and suggestions, and all the classic and new fall drinks to make at home, with all the names and pictures:
Top 10 Fall Cocktails & Other Drinks
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Some of the Best Recipes for Fall Drinks
1. Fall Cocktail with Vodka, Tequila & Bourbon Whiskey
In a shaker, mix 1 oz of each of tequila, Bourbon whiskey (like Jim Beam), vermouth and blue curacao, with 4 oz pear (or any other fruit-flavored) vodka. Pour over sparkling ice cubes in a cocktail glass. Now fill the rest with equal parts of cranberry and orange juices. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry. Your drink is ready.
[If you prefer other whiskies, you might also go for one of your choice including Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, or Jameson Irish Whiskey.]
2. Simple Fall-inspired Seasonal Cocktail-Shooter Shots
To make this delicious guy-party drink, you need to combine ½ oz of each of rum, Goldschlager cinnamon schnapps, brandy, and gin, along with a dash of grenadine in a shaker. Finally, strain the mix into shot glasses and garnish with a pinch of cinnamon powder (optional). Now shoot in.
3. Alcoholic Starbucks Coffee-Cocktail Drinks for Fall Party
This great espresso recipe would be a good dessert/after-dinner drink menu for a group or gathering like in the Thanksgiving holiday, fall weddings/baby showers, or just for tailgate parties, or a bonfire camping weekend!
To make it, mix 1 part of Starbucks Coffee Liqueur, with 2 parts of vanilla- or caramel-flavored vodka, and a dash of each of Kahlua and expresso, in a shaker. Pour the mixture into tall glasses or mugs. Top each glass with ½ to 1 oz Rumchata, followed by a spoonful of whipped cream and a pinch of coffee powder. Now serve the crowd.
[Alternately, if you prefer the flavor of tea, you can replace the coffee with tea liqueur, like Chai-spiced Bourbon Toddy.]
4. Mixed Brunch Appetizer Mocktail Fall Drinks for Kids
This yummy virgin drink is ideal for children and the vegans.
For making it, put ⅓ cup cranberries with 2 tbsp sugar or maple syrup (replace with honey, if you want it low-calorie) in your blender and mix for 10 seconds. When done, strain this into a pitcher, and add 1½ cups of apple cider, ⅔ cup chilled ginger beer, 2 tbsp lemon or lime juice, and 3½ oz Sprite. Stir lightly and strain into small glasses. Now serve the kids decorated with rosemary sprigs.
[If you want a little boozy version (of course for the adults), replace the ginger beer with champagne or white wine (like Prosecco), and the Sprite with Aperol, which is also a popular Italian apéritif.]
5. Hot & Healthy Fall-Harvest Appetizer Drink for a Crowd
This is a very tasty and light classic bar-cocktail drink with herbs and cinnamon infusion, being ideal for a large batch.
To make it, you need a large pot to mix ¾ cup of St. Germain, Hennessy, Baileys Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte, each, with 10 cups of apple cider. Now, place it on the gas burner with all the ingredients to heat it until warm (alternately, you can also use a crockpot or a micro oven). When done, arrange 10 drinking cups and stand whole cinnamon sticks in each. Pour the mixture over these and garnish with a pinch of dry, hand-crushed rosemary. Serve hot or lukewarm with a lemon slice.
6. Old Moonshine Early Fall Festive-Punch Cocktail
In a mason jar, combine 1½ oz of each of spiced rum, applejack, Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine, with ½ oz fresh lemon juice and 2 oz of cold ginger beer (or any ginger-based soft beverage like ginger ale). Strain the mix into glasses of your choice. Serve with a thin peel of lemon.
7. Fall-Leaves Pumpkin Martini Specialty Signature Drink
Pumpkin is the signature fruit of the season (for which it is used in Halloween), and it will add the unique sunset-orange hues of the autumn to this drink.
In a shaker, combine ½ oz triple sec, 2½ oz lemon vodka, 2 oz of chilled pumpkin juice, and a dash of bitters. Serve in chilled martini glasses sprinkled with cinnamon powder.
[If you wish to make a mocktail, replace the vodka with lemonade, and the triple sec with Tropical Sangria.]
8. Hot Toddy Mexican-Sunset Fall Breakfast Drink
This is a drink low in calories and is ideal for an Autumn morning drink.
To make it, stir ¾ oz honey in a cup along with 4 oz of hot water. When done, add 1½ oz mezcal and ½ oz lemon juice, and stir once. Before serving, squeeze lime and orange wedges and throw them into the drink, along with 2-3 whole cloves. Begin sipping immediately before it gets cold.
9. DIY Easy & Instant Nonalcoholic Virgin Fall Cocktail
In the blender, combine 1 cup of black grape juice and club soda, each, with 1 tbsp of each of lemon juice and honey. Serve in stylish glasses, garnished with frozen grapes and ice cubes.
10. Quick Autumn-Yellow Fall Drink for the Family
In a shaker, vigorously shake 1½ parts of chilled pineapple and orange juices, each, with ¼ part of each of grenadine and lemon juice. Transfer the mixture into glasses of your choice. Add a dash of apple cider into each glass and garnish with fruits like pineapple, orange or cherry. Enjoy with your family.
When it’s ‘fall’, it’s like, all the colors of the sunset and the woods – crimson, scarlet, gold, orange, rust, brown – engulf our senses, and heralds the wintertime! This is also the time for parties, and holidays – of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the thoughts of oncoming Christmas. So, while you go through these drinks, start planning how to celebrate and be the perfect host for all your family and friends!
- by Sean Northampton
- March 1st 2018