By: Kat Bein By: Kat Bein | September 1, 2022 | Food & Drink
Apple berry cider cocktail from Chambord
It’s fall once again, and while we’re sad summer is coming to a close, we’re really looking forward to all the warm richness that’s in store.
While we’re sure you’re all over the pumpkin spice lattes, we invite you to add extra dimension to your seasonal celebrations with some festive autumn cocktail recipes, gathered from curators around the world.
See also: 4 Festive Fall Recipes from Celebrity Caterer Andrea Correale
Whether you like rum, bourbon, tequila or sparkling wine, this list of fall-themed cocktail recipes has something to please every palate.
This cocktail from the Royal Uno All Inclusive Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico comes to life with citrus notes and sweetness. Served at the resort’s Kukul Cantina bar, it can be enjoyed on-site with live music.
Directions: Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake first to mix well. Then add ice and shake hard to aerate the drink and form froth. Then, strain the cocktail twice, serve on the rocks and decorate with a twist of orange peel studded with a clove.
Courtesy of Grand Residences Riviera Cancun comes another beach-ready beverage that celebrates the crisp flavors of fall. Scotch forms the base, while ripe pear, raspberries and mint add a fruity burst.
Directions: Add pear, raspberries and mint to a cocktail shaker, muddle or mash with a long spoon. Add scotch, top with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a rock glass with a lot of ice, and garnish with a raspberry and mint leaves. Enjoy a refreshing combination of fall flavors and beachfront bliss.
If tequila is your vibe, bring the agave spirit into the new season with this strawberry-infused negroni from 1800 Cristalino tequila.
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and mix well. Strain over a large ice cube in a double rocks glass. Top with orange zest and shaved mexican chocolate.
*Strawberry-infused Campari can be made by combining Campari and strawberries in a quart container and letting it sit for 24 hours.
From the festive minds of El Bandido Yankee, this tequila-based cocktail mixes with horchata, vanilla and cream to create a rich texture and flavorful sip. This recipe yields six cocktails.
Let it sit overnight in fridge
Directions: Separate liquid from mix and blend solids with equal amounts of that same liquid. Once all is blended, strain with cheesecloth. With horchata blended, stir cocktail ingredients well and chill in the fridge. Add 2 oz of El Bandido Yankee Reposado Tequila. Pour over ice garnish with cinnamon stick, hazelnuts and Nutella drizzle.
Rum is a great spirit for summer, but it's spiced flavor also fits perfectly into fall cocktails. This recipe from Don Papa mixes with ginger beer.
Directions: Pour both the infused and the fat washed Don Papa Rum into a glass with ice. Add the Campari and top the glass with ginger beer. Stir lightly to mix. Garnish with gooseberry and/or dry papaya.
Nothing says “fall” like a spiced cider, and this recipe from Chambord will go down like a cozy blanket for your soul.
Directions: Add all the ingredients into a shaker tin, along with some ice and shake well. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice and garnish. Enjoy!
Say cheers to fall with this spiced mimosa from the wonderful world of Chandon sparkling wine. Fizzy and festive, it’ll please your guests at your fall soiree.
Directions: In a large pitcher, combine orange juice and kombucha. Top with prosecco; stir to combine. Put 3 raspberries at the bottom of each champagne flute. Pour in kombucha mixture.
Looking for other fun ways to get involved with the season? Try some of these festive fall recipes, or buy yourself an autumn-themed scented candle.
Photography by: Courtesy of Chambord; Courtesy of Royal Uno All Inclusive Resort & Spa; Courtrsy of Grand Residences Riviera Cancun; Courtesy of 1800 Cristalino; Courtesy of El Bandido Yankee; Courtesy of Don Papa; Courtesy of Chambord; Courtesy of Chandon