Ten new cocktails to try this fall

Need something to warm you up as the temperatures cool down?

Enjoy a fall-themed cocktail with friends or your significant other this season. At times, we all lack inspiration when it comes to thinking up new drinks that will get us in the mood for the season. Luckily, there are so many different drink recipes that will suit almost anyone’s tastes.

To help you enjoy some new drinks this fall, we scoured the internet and handpicked 10 different, delicious cocktails for you to try this fall. These are not only great tasting but are a wonderful way to celebrate after a hard day’s work of cracking the books, taking notes and acing exams. Bottoms up!

10 | Rye Maple Fizz

The Rye Maple Fizz is a seasonal take on more traditional fizzes. It is a carbonated cocktail with notes of rye, maple syrup and cinnamon. This is a great, lighter alternative to the heavier drinks of the season.

Ingredients: 2 oz rye, 3/4 oz lemon juice, 1/2 oz maple syrup, 1/2 egg white, 2 dashes Old Fashioned Bitters, 1/2 oz soda water and grated cinnamon (to taste).

Directions: Mix the rye, maple syrup, lemon juice, egg white, and bitters together in a glass thoroughly. Fill glass with ice and top the cocktail off with soda water. Garnish with grated cinnamon.

Recipe from: Seriouseats.com

9 | Whiskey Apple Pie


This cocktail employs Fireball Cinnamon whiskey and Angry Orchard Hard Cider to create an adult version of apple pie. If you are looking for a tasty spiked cider to try then this recipe is for you. After all who doesn’t love apple pie?

Ingredients: 1.5 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, 1 bottle of Angry Orchard Hard Cider and apple slices (for garnish).

Directions: Mix whiskey and hard cider together in a tumbler. Garnish with an apple slice.

Recipe from: Kimball Road

8 | Amaretto Cranberry Kiss

Cranberry juice and Amaretto come together to create this tart and sweet cocktail. It doesn’t seem like the two would go well together with the tartness of the cranberry juice and the nutty, subtle flavor of Amaretto but it creates a smooth, refreshing drink that isn’t too sweet and perfect for fall.

Ingredients: 1 cups of cranberry juice, 1/2 cup of vodka, 1/4 cup of amaretto, 1.5 tablespoons orange juice and peeled clementine slices (for garnish).

Directions: Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, and orange juice in pitcher together. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with clementine slices.

Recipe from: yumsugar.com

7 | Pumpkin-tini

What is more synonymous with the fall season than pumpkin? Since fall is officially here, we are now entering the world of pumpkin flavored everything and this martini recipe gets in on the action. Pureed pumpkin, white rum and whiskey make this the perfect pumpkin flavored cocktail for this fall.

Ingredients: 2 crushed graham crackers, 6 tablespoons of white rum, 6 tablespoons pureed pumpkin/pumpkin pie filling, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1/2 tablespoon of whiskey, 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and a pinch of the following: cinnamon, cloves, ginger.

Directions: Crush graham crackers inside a plastic bag and pour crumbs on a plate, wet rim of martini glass and dip glass in graham cracker crumbs for garnish. Combine ice with the white rum, pumpkin, maple syrup, whiskey, coconut milk and spices. Mix together and enjoy.

Recipe from: cookingwithcurls.com

6 | French Toast Shots

If you are in the mood to throw back some festive shots, these french toast shots will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This shot combines Fireball cinnamon whiskey, butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream liquor to create a sweet and comforting experience akin to enjoying a plate of french toast on a chilly fall morning.

Ingredients: 1/2 oz of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, 1/2 oz of Irish Cream Liquor and 1/2 oz of Butterscotch Schnapps.

Directions: Mix the whiskey, liquor and schnapps together and pour into a shot glass.

Recipe from: partyrehab.net

5 | S’mores Cocktail

Two different kinds of vodka and chocolate liquor combine their efforts to create this powerhouse of a cocktail. The chocolate and marshmallow vodka and the graham cracker garnish makes this drink feel just like you are sharing chocolately, ooey gooey s’mores over a crackling campfire.

Ingredients: 1 oz of chocolate vodka, 2 oz of marshmallows vodka, 1 oz of chocolate liqueur, 1 oz of crème de cacao, 2 oz of heavy cream. Toasted marshmallows, crushed graham cracker and chocolate syrup (for garnish)

Directions: Line the rim of your martini glass with chocolate syrup and dip in crushed graham crackers. In another glass, mix together the vodkas, liqueur, crème de cacao and heavy cream and mix until thoroughly blended. Pour into your garnished glass and top with a toasted marshmallow.

Recipe from: Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine

4 | Irish Coffee Cocktail


If you are looking something to warm you up and give you an added boost of energy this fall, try this coffee concoction. The Irish Coffee cocktail is essentially coffee spiked with whiskey but it is so much tastier than just that. This drink is taken to the next level with the addition of whipped cream and sugar to make this one a barista-worthy recipe.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 and 1/2 fluid oz of whiskey and 6 oz of coffee. 1/4 cup of whipped cream and 1 teaspoon of sugar (for garnish).

Directions: Wet the rim of your drinking glass and dip into 1 teaspoon of sugar for garnish. Pour whiskey into glass and fill the rest of the glass with hot coffee. Stir in sugar and top with whipped cream (for garnish). Fill with coffee to within 1/2 inch of top and stir in sugar. Top with whipped cream for garnish.

Recipe from: Allrecipes.com

3 | Hennessy Hot Cocoa

You wouldn’t expect hot chocolate and cognac to be the usual suspects for an above average adult hot chocolate but this twosome will surprise you. The spiced syrup and vanilla extract join the party to make this drink truly memorable. Don’t forget to sprinkle some nutmeg and shaved dark chocolate on top for the finishing touches.

Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 oz of Hennessy, 6 oz of hot chocolate, 3/4 oz of spiced syrup and 3 drops of vanilla extract. Heavy cream, nutmeg and shaved dark chocolate for to taste.

Directions: Combine the Hennessy, hot chocolate, spiced syrup and vanilla together in a coffee mug. Top with heavy cream and garnish with nutmeg and dark chocolate.

Recipe from: about.com

2 | the Cinnamon Bun martini

Cinnamon buns might be one of the most beloved breakfast items of all time. The cinnamon bun martini is a genius recipe that capitalizes on the sweet, satisfying nature of this pastry. Mix vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Cinnamon Schnapps and Buttershots to create this cocktail – you won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients: 2 oz of DeKuyper Buttershots, 2 oz of Bailey’s Irish Cream, 1 oz of DeKuyper Hot Damn Cinnamon Schnapps and 1 oz of Smirnoff Premium Triple Distilled Vodka.

Directions: Mix together buttershots, Bailey’s, cinnamon schnapps and vodka and pour into a martini glass.

Recipe from: martinimadiens.wordpress.com

1 | Harvest Cider Punch

Cider is probably the beverage that comes to mind when thinking about fall. Due to it being such a popular drink of the season. it might be difficult to sort through all these different recipes to find one that truly knocks it out of the park. So if you are looking for a spiked cider punch that be sure to impress, look no further than this Harvest Cider Punch; it combines orange liqueur, vodka, champagne and apple cider swirl to make the definitive fall cocktail.

Ingredients: 4 cups/1 quart of apple cider, 2 cups of vodka, 1 cup of orange liqueur,  2 apples (sliced), 2 lemons (sliced), 2 bottles of sparkling apple juice, 2 bottles of brut sparkling champagne and ice.

Directions: Mix together the apple cider, vodka, orange liqueur, apples, and lemons in a 7-quart bowl. Add the sparkling apple juice and sparkling champagne to the punch. Add ice and serve.

Recipe from: Chow.com