When the air gets crisp, pumpkin spice has returned to our favorite coffee shops, and the sweaters come out, you know what that means. It is finally fall.
Arguably one of the best seasons, fall comes with loads of fun autumnal activities, baked goods, and memories to be made. But one of the best parts of the fall season that people often forget about is the adult beverages that come out.
Not sure where to start? No worries; we’ve got you covered with all the best fall cocktails you will want to cozy up with this season. Grab your favorite sweater and get ready to snuggle up with our top picks for the 11 best fall cocktails for this spooky season.
All Things Pumpkin Spice
If you are anything like us, you love pumpkin spice—but pumpkin is not just for lattes. Pumpkin makes a great flavor base for cocktails galore. Here are five of our favorite pumpkin-themed cocktails for your next fall festivities.
1. Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned
Nothing says fall like pumpkin spice, and there's no better way to ring in the season than with bourbon. This Old Fashioned uses an easy homemade pumpkin syrup with orange bitters to create the perfect spiced cocktail.
2. Pumpkin Martini
There are few things better than a good martini, and if you love fall, you will love this pumpkin martini. It’s like drinking pumpkin pie, especially if you top it with whipped cream. You truly cannot go wrong with this Pumpkin Martini.
3. Pumpkin White Russian
This drink is the perfect autumnal spin on the classic White Russian cocktail. It’s easy to make, perfectly boozy, and balanced.
4. Pumpkin Kentucky Mule
Looking for fall in glass? This Pumpkin Kentucky Mule is packed with flavors like ginger, cardamom, and bourbon.
5. Pumpkin Spiked Latte
We couldn't go through this whole list without featuring our favorite pumpkin spiced latte. How to make it even better? Spike it, of course!
This drink is made with Kahlua pumpkin liqueur and vodka. It’s easy and, more importantly, delicious.
Arguably, pumpkin spice should never go out of season, but it is the perfect way to ring in the autumn winds. The best part about pumpkin is it pairs well with pretty much anything. Alcohol, coffee, desserts, you name it… You can add pumpkin to it.
Celebrate With Cider Cocktails
Just as iconic as pumpkin spice, if not more, is the beloved apple cider. It’s cozy, warm, and flavorful.
Personally, we like ours spiked. You can easily spike cider with a variety of flavored liqueurs and other alcohols. Here are five of our favorite hard cider cocktails to help keep you warm for fall.
6. Hard Cider Sangria
We are all about twists here at Ohza, and this Hard Cider Sangria does not disappoint. The wine in this drink is subbed for hard cider with apple brandy and lemon juice. This sangria is tangy, juicy, and a fun twist on a classic.
7. Hot Apple Pie
Much like the pumpkin pie drink from earlier, this cocktail tastes like a warm apple pie in a glass. It is rich and smooth and perfect for a cool fall day. Top this off with some fresh whipped cream, and you have a hot apple pie cocktail ready to go.
8. Pumpkin Shandy
Combining the best of both worlds, this Pumpkin Shandy is equal parts pumpkin beer and hard cider.
9. Apple Cider Slushie
Let’s say that you are in the mood for a fall flavor, but the weather outside is not as ready as you are. If you live in a place where fall is not as chilly as you would like it to be, this is your drink. It has all the fall flavorings you are craving without the heat! This blended drink is perfect, no matter the weather outside.
10. Snickerdoodle Cider Mimosa
Looking for a dessert drink? This cider mimosa takes everything you love about fall and packs it into a unique and subtly sweet drink. It includes white wine, apple cider, and cream soda to give it a sweet finish. You can then garnish it with a cinnamon sugar rim fit for any fall bakery.
Cider is a favorite all year round, but especially in the cooler months. It is an easy choice for a fall drink since apples are in season. Whether you choose hot or iced for your fall cocktail, apple cider is one of the best choices to spice up your fall adult drinks.
DIY Sangria This Fall
Fall is one of the best times to be creative, and that creativity can continue on to your cocktails. Here at Ohza, we specialize in mimosas, but did you know that our mimosas make a great base for lots of fall cocktails?
11. Apple Cranberry Sangria
Here’s how to make an easy Apple Cranberry Sangria using our Cranberry Mimosa. This recipe was crafted by the wonderful mixologists here at Ohza, just for you to enjoy.
For your spiced simple syrup, you will need:
- ½ cup of sugar
- ½ cup of water
- Peel from one orange
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cloves
- 2 allspice berries
- 4 black peppercorns
- 1 sprig of rosemary
Add all these ingredients into a small saucepan on medium heat and stir to dissolve all the sugars. Remove from heat and set aside to let it cool before straining.
For the sangria itself, you will need:
- ½ cup orange liqueur
- Juice from one orange
- 1 cup of the spiced simple syrup
- 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced
- 1 Honeycrisp apple, sliced
- 1 cup of cranberries
- 4 cans of Ohza Cranberry Mimosa
To make the sangria, add all the ingredients to a pitcher and stir to combine. Chill for at least an hour, and voila. You just made your very own fall cocktail.
Autumn in a Glass
Enjoying a fall beverage doesn't have to be hard. Whether you enjoy a spiked pumpkin latte, a hard cider, or even an Ohza mimosa, the best part about it is that it is up to you.
Pick your favorite fall flavors, cozy up, and get creative. As the winds change, explore some different autumn flavor profiles and new drinks. Let us help you create a fall cocktail that will be enjoyed for many years to come.
Whether you create your own from scratch or simply enjoy some cider on a cold day, these 11 fall cocktails will be your go-to drinks to ring in one of our favorite seasons.