21 Cozy Fall Cocktails You’ll Want to Drink All the Time

From warm apple cider mulled with cinnamon (and spiked with brandy) to beloved, classic cocktails that have been updated with an autumnal twist — these delicious drinks are ones you’ll make all season long.

November 15, 2021

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Hot Spiced Buttered Rum

Butter, brown sugar and warm baking spices transform dark rum into a cozy, autumnal cocktail. We recommend serving each glass with a cinnamon stick for stirring — and extra flavor!

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Fall Sangria

This simple big-batch cocktail will remind you of your favorite sangria, although it’s flavor is far less summery. We add torn rosemary sprigs for a woodsy, herbal flavor — and pomegranate liquor for some seasonal flair.

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Why should apples get all the attention during the fall? Sweet, juicy pears are in season too! Giada takes advantage, blending them into a sweet martini-inspired cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Peartini

Bourbon-Cranberry Cocktail

Cranberries are one of our favorite fall flavors, especially when they’re cooked down with orange juice and cinnamon. That’s a great way to start homemade cranberry sauce — or this bourbon-spiked cocktail!

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Fall Fashioned

A little ground cinnamon and a splash of apple liqueur gives the classic old fashioned a simple fall twist. Easy and delicious!

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Pitch Dark Coffee Stout

If one of your favorite fall activites is celebrating Oktoberfest then you'll love this beer-forward cocktail. The double dose of coffee (in both espresso and liqueur form) brings out the stout's chocolaty best.

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Mulled Apple Cider

Pick up an extra gallon of cider when you’re at the orchard and you’ll be able to make a batch of Ree’s mulled cider. It’s the perfect treat after a long day of apple picking!

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Dutch Apple Pie Cocktail

This cocktail is delicious as-is but if you want to give it a little extra sweetness, soak a small box of golden raisins in calvados for 24 hours. Then, use the calvados to make the cocktail. Added bonus? The raisins double as a delicious snack that you can eat alongside!

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American Pie Cocktail

Guy’s super-flavorful cocktail couldn’t be easier. He shakes together whiskey, apple liqueur and cranberry juice then pours over ice for a fall-themed drink that’s ready in 2 minutes flat. For a nice presentation, garnish with a slice of fresh apple.

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Peppery Pear Cocktail

This cocktail really delivers on rich, spiced fall flavors, thanks to a simple syrup made with honey (instead of regular sugar) and muddled pink peppercorns.

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Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktails

Though you may be able to find them starting in late summer, pomegranates are best during the cooler months — making them the perfect addition to a fall cocktail. We use both pomegranate liqueur and the drunchy, sweet-tart seeds from the fruit itself to give this easy-to-make drink a double dose of flavor.

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Pear-Brandy Cocktails

This bubbly autumnal beverage is impressive enough to make when you’re hosting friends and family — but easy enough to make for happy hour any night of the week.

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Apple Toddy

This perfect-for-fall cocktail comes together with a handful of simple ingredients (all of which are probably in your kitchen right now!) and is ready in just 15 minutes.

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Honey Bourbon Cider Cocktail

Fresh ginger and apples, sparkling cider and a healthy pour of bourbon; what’s not to love about that? If you’re looking for a cocktail with the perfect sweet-and-spicy flavor, this is it.

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Spiced Bourbon, Beer and Maple Martinis

Giada's sweet-and-spicy martinis will warm you right up. Chilled maple syrup gives the drink its sweetness, while a garnish of dried chiles keeps it from being too sugary.

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Ginger Snap

Not a fan of brown liquor? Fear not, there are still plenty of other ways to feel festive. Rachael’s crisp Ginger Snap cocktail has all of the fall flavors we know and love, but it relies on a lighter base of vodka and ginger liquor.

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Sweet Potato Pie Cocktail

Smoky tequila and cinnamon add warmth to earthy sweet potato juice — for a cocktail with just the right balance of flavors. Shake well for a perfectly creamy texture.

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The Harvest Moon

Guy coats the rim of his martini glasses in crushed graham crackers — the perfect complement to the tart green apple and pie spice flavors in the drink.

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Hot Ginger Toddy

Banish those cold-weather blues with Food Network Kitchen’s ginger-y take on the hot toddy. A homemade syrup — made with fresh ginger, lemon and sugar — gives this classic cocktail a new, slightly spicy twist, and it can last for up to a week in the fridge.

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White Cranberry Fall Mimosa

Looking for a seasonal cocktail to add to your brunch menu? Try this 3-ingredient beauty, made with white cranberry juice, fresh rosemary and champagne.

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Squirrel's Stash

GZ infuses a bottle of rye whiskey with orange, cloves and cinnamon sticks before using it to make this sweet-and-nutty cocktail. You’ll only need a little bit of the whiskey for the drinks but we guarantee you won’t mind having the rest of the bottle around for future cocktails.

Get the Recipe: Squirrel's Stash