8 Fall Cocktails for Those Who Aren’t Into Pumpkin-Flavored Everything
Move over, pumpkin spice!
Pumpkin spice is having a moment, as per usual. But what about the other fall flavors? Apples, berries, maple syrup, and more are begging for a little time in the limelight. And thanks to talented mixologists, we have a few ideas to inspire your new favorite fall cocktail.
Below, see the fruity, fizzy, and downright festive recipes if you need a break from all of the pumpkin-forward flavors.
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One of the most popular creations courtesy of Queen Bee Mixology, Autumn Afternoon—complete with bourbon, lemon juice, and maple syrup—is a cold drink that’ll warm you up.
Blackberry Fizz Martini
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Apple and pumpkin get a lot of attention, but blackberries deserve to share some of the fall spotlight, too. Blackberry season ends in early fall, so kick off the season with this cocktail. All you need to do is muddle a few blackberries and combine it with apple cider and vodka. Then, top it off with prosecco. For a mocktail version, sub the alcohol for seltzer and enjoy!
Blistered Blueberry Fall Cocktail
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Another berry-delicious cocktail was also spotted on TikTok. Featuring blistered blueberries, vodka, fresh lemon juice, and maple syrup, it’s a fresh take on other basic fall cocktail recipes.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cocktail
@champagneang Fall obsession 🍂🤎🥂 I was super sceptical about those cocktail recipe especially because I would never add root beer to a drink. I personally don’t even drink it as a pop on its own so you know when I tell you that this drink was honestly amazing I really mean it because normally I would never try a root beer drink. This is a cinnamon toast crunch cocktail. I have been seeing them popup everywhere, and I just needed to know for myself what it tasted like and honestly it was super nostalgic, and tasted like fall in every sip! Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cocktail: 🤎 1oz Fireball 🤎 Fill glass with ice 🤎 1oz Rum Chata 🤎 Top with Root Beer #fireball #fireballcocktail #cinnamoncocktail #fallcocktails #fallcocktail #fall2023 #fallrecipes #fallrecipe #falldrinks #autumnrecipes #autumncocktails #rumchata #cinnamontoastcrunch #fallaesthetic #autumnaesthetic #cocktails2023 #2023cocktails #fallrecipes2023 #fallaesthetic2023 ♬ original sound – gilmoregirlstok
With a somewhat surprising combination of Fireball, Rum Chata, and Root Beer, and even @ChampagneAng expressed hesitation about the flavor profile. But the result? A shockingly delicious celebration of fall with a hint of nostalgia.
@michellebellexo Reply to @jhegarty20 it’s hard to find bars that carry this vodka, so you may have to make it at home #cocktail#fall#falldrink#bartender#moscowmule ♬ original sound – Michelle Charlotte Bartender
Everyone’s favorite TikTok bartender Michelle came up with this one back in 2021. Her seasonal spin on the Moscow Mule, this cocktail uses apple-spiced vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.
@gulfsaltwatertaffy Comment GLASS for links to these glasses and pitcher! FALL SANGRIA – 🍂🍁 I’m on a Sangria kick and I just can’t stop 😌🙋🏼♀️ 1 bottle of White Wine 1 1/2 cups of Apple Cider 2 oz Maple Syrup 1.5 oz Bourbon Apples, Oranges and Cinnamon Sticks Mix all into a pitcher (without ice is best unless serving right away) store in your refrigerator for 2-3 hours to really get all the juices and flavors from the fruit and cinnamon mixed in. Then serve in your favorite glass with ice! #sangria #applecider #fallsangria #fallcocktails #sangriarecipe ♬ original sound – Melanie Ann
If temperatures are still climbing, cool off while celebrating the season with Fall Sangria. This viral TikTok fills a pitcher full of ice with white wine, apple cider, maple syrup, and bourbon.
There’s just something about pomegranates that reminds us of the fall and winter season. For a refreshing sip, check out this recipe by bartender @courtneyshae_, which is prepared with muddled pomegranate seeds, fresh lemon and lime juice, simple syrup, tequila, and Cointreau Liqueur.
Spiced Pear Aper-Fall Spritz
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We love fall and alliteration, so adding in the “Aper-Fall” Spritz just felt right. Shared by @yellowbellykelly, this cocktail comprises of Aperol, pear juice, cinnamon, and sparkling wine.