Fall Cocktail Recipes

fall-inspired cocktails

No matter your favorite fall flavor, from apple to cranberry to warming spices, we have a cocktail recipe for you!

We even included a non-alcoholic version of one of the refreshing drinks!

So get out your sweater and put your cocktail shaker to use.

Pear & Allspice Martinis

Spiced Sugar Rim

On a small plate combine:

  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice

Pass a lemon wedge around the rim of two chilled martini glasses.

Dip the rim of each glass in the spiced sugar.

pear and allspice martini

Martinis for Two

  • 1/2 cup pear vodka or brandy
  • 2 tsp pimento (allspice) dram or substitute spiced rum
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T simple syrup
  • 2 cups ice cubes


  • In a cocktail shaker combine all martini ingredients.
  • Cover and shake until very cold.
  • Strain into chilled sugar-rimmed glasses.
  • Garnish with thin slices of pear.

Cranberry-Lime Mules

Cranberry Muddle

  • 1 cup whole cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 tsp sugar

In a shaker or small pitcher, muddle until cranberries about a minute.

Mules for Two

  • Add 1 cup of ice and 1 cup of non-alcoholic spirit such as Seedlip or Wilderton or 4 shots of vodka.
  • Shake or stir until very cold.
  • Divide mixture between two copper mugs or glasses.
  • Add ice and top off with a chilled 12-oz. can of “extra spicy” ginger beer.
  • Stir and garnish with cranberries and a lime slice.
cranberry lime mule

Apple Cider Margarita

For 1 Margarita

  • cinnamon sugar and flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • 2 oz silver tequila or mezcal (tip: most shot glasses are about 1.5 oz)
  • 1/2 oz orange liqueur
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) apple cider
    juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup to taste
  • thin apple slices, rosemary, cinnamon sticks, or your choice for garnish


  • Salty Cinnamon Sugar Rim – Mix equal parts cinnamon sugar and sea salt in a flat dish. Pass a lime wedge around the glass rim then dip in the sugar/salt mixture.
  • The Margarita – Combine all ingredients but the garnish in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake to combine. Strain into the glass. Garnish with apple slices, rosemary, cinnamon sticks, or any fall inspiration.


apple cider margarita


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