18 Fall Cocktails

From pureed pear and gin to spicy bourbon ciders and pumpkin-infused wine, top off your autumn evenings with these 18 cocktail recipes.

Second Circle
Second Circle
Port, bourbon, and maple syrup come together in this cocktail, which has an intense color, depth of flavor, and a bit of a bite.Laura Sant
Cranberry Gimlet Cocktail
Dainty's Cranberry Gimlet
This pucker-inducing cranberry twist on a Cosmopolitan, from Genna's Lounge in Madison, Wisconsin, delivers striking color and the perfect balance of sweet and tart. See the recipe for Dainty's Cranberry Gimlet »Helen Rosner
Nuestra Casa
Nuestra Casa
The classic gin and tonic gets a seasonal twist from a splash of pear and allspice liqueurs.Laura Sant
Spiced Pear Collins
Spiced Pear Collins
Pear purée, gin, and rosemary give this autumnal cocktail a crisp, woody sweetness, robust density, and sour, crackling effervescence.Niki Achitoff-Gray
Bourbon Cider
Bourbon Cider
The spiciness of cloves, cinnamon, and ginger complement sweet apple cider and smoky bourbon to make a drink that's perfect for fall. See the recipe for Bourbon Cider »Todd Coleman
The Snakebite
The Snakebite
The Snakebite—equal parts hard cider and stout—works best with a crisp, dry cider.Helen Rosner
Pumpkin Old Fashioned
Pumpkin Old Fashioned
Mingling the orange-scented old fashioned with subtly sweet pumpkin yields a brilliantly colored seasonal cocktail.Anna Stockwell
Rock & Rye & Rum Punch
Rock & Rye & Rum Punch
This throat-warming punch is a sophisticated take on the old-timey cold-season cure of tea dosed with Rock and Rye cordial.Anna Stockwell
Poinsettia Punch
Poinsettia Punch
This brightly spiced punch recipe includes gin, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, and allspice dram.Saveur
Brown Derby
Brown Derby
Named for the famous hat-shaped restaurant, this simple cocktail of bourbon and grapefruit was the signature drink at LA's 1930s Vendome Club.Todd Coleman
Cranberry Crush
Cranberry Crush
Spiced rum and fiery ginger beer combine with tart cranberry juice in this flavorful cool-weather cocktail.Helen Rosner
Beet It
Beet It
This fresh, bright cocktail marries beet juice with bourbon and Esprit de June, a floral liqueur distilled from grape blossoms that's available at most high-end liquor stores.Todd Coleman
The Mr. Adams
The Mr. Adams
This richly-hued beer-based cocktail, built on Sam Adams's yeasty, fruity, fizzy Infinium brew, has a slow burn thanks to a rich black pepper syrup.Helen Rosner
Pumpkin Mulled Wine
Pumpkin Mulled Wine
A spiced, pumpkin-infused wine is a cozy take on cold-weather flavors.Anna Stockwell
Hot Chai Toddy
Hot Chai Toddy
Adding spiced black chai to a traditional hot toddy creates a warming, deeply-spiced, pleasantly tannic drink. See the recipe for Hot Chai Toddy »Helen Rosner
The Canadian Cocktail
The Canadian Cocktail
Spiced rum, with its notes of cloves, allspice, and vanilla, is complemented by the comforting fall flavors of spicy cinnamon, sweet maple syrup, and warming apple cider for a cocktail inspired by autumn in Toronto.Anna Stockwell
Chilled Cider Punch
Chilled Cider Punch
This chilled cider punch combines the fall flavors of a mulled cider with the celebratory feel of a sparkling punch.MacKenzie Smith
Autumn Bellini
Autumn Bellini
Prosecco marries with richly spiced mulled cider and a splash of fig vodka in this fall drink.Anna Stockwell