Effervescent with ginger beer and dry hard cider and spiked with a generous dose of whiskey, this autumnal punch combines the flavors of a mulled cider with the celebratory feel of a sparkling punch. Mackenzie Smith

You never need an excuse to have a cocktail. But if you ever did, Thanksgiving would be it. Fall ingredients and flavors, and many of the baking spices we find in Thanksgiving pies, mix well with almost every spirit, and help lubricate tough crowds. So here are 15 of our most popular fall drinks that you’re pinning on Pinterest. See even more on our Pinterest page.


Pawleys Rum Punch

A sprinkling of nutmeg across the top of this easily batched cocktail compliments the molasses-like flavor of two rums softened with pineapple, orange, and cranberry juices.

White Wine Punch

This fuss-free white wine punch recipe can be made year-round using seasonal fruit. In the fall, swap the stone fruit for pears, apples, and quince. Get the recipe for White Wine Punch »

Chilled Cider Punch

This chilled cider punch combines the fall flavors of a mulled cider with the celebratory feel of a sparkling punch. Get the recipe for Chilled Cider Punch »

Fish House Punch

Dark rum and cognac warm up this peach punch created in the 18th century.
This flavorful punch balances the bite of sherry and corn whiskey with nutty homemade walnut orgeat syrup and fresh citrus juice.

Moto Guzzi

This spritz cocktail swaps in a red wine aperitif in place of Aperol, for a cocktail with more pronounced red berry notes, and still plenty of effervescence. Get the recipe for Moto Guzzi »

Vodka Lavender Thyme Lemonade

Lemonade gains herbaceous depth from lavender and thyme, while vodka delivers a good, clean punch.

Jamaican Punch

Throughout the Caribbean, rum punches flecked with nutmeg have been served steadily since the colonial era.

Sweet Gin Symphony

A lively gin-based punch that captures complex seasonal flavors with layers of citrus, mint, and anise, thanks to an absinthe rinse sprayed in each glass before serving.

Rosé All Day

A papaya shrub, easily made weeks in advance, adds earthy sweet-and-sour notes to this playful prosecco sparkler.

The Last Word

Equal parts gin, chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and fresh lime juice, this is an old-fashioned cocktail that feels awfully modern. Its equally-portioned ingredients make for easy scaling: mix up a triple or quadruple batch to serve several drinkers at once. Get the recipe for The Last Word »

Le Mexique

This tequila cocktail gets spicy sweetness from ginger liqueur and fruit-forward body from mango purée. Get the recipe for Le Mexique »


Canelazo Ecuadorian Tea Cocktail

Mezcalita de Piña

Made with mezcal, grilled pineapple, jalapeño, and lime, this festive take on the classic margarita is smoky, sweet, and spicy, with an herbaceous kick from cilantro. Get the recipe for Mezcalita de Piña »

Large-Batch Negroni Sbagliato

Large-Batch Negroni Sbagliato

Spiced Apple Cocktail (Pomme Épicée)

Easily made in big batched, this autumnal bourbon and apple brandy cocktail from Andrew Carmellini is just as easy to drink. Get the recipe for Spiced Apple Cocktail (Pomme Épicée) »