8 Fall Signature Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Brianna Kozlarek / Thursday September 26, 2019

Monday was the first day of fall, regardless of how long you’ve been ordering and iced PSL from Starbucks. It’s officially here, the most wonderful season of the year! Colorful leaves, outfit changes, the idea that things can start anew. Also, it’s time to pack up the bikinis cause hot girl summer is OVER and sweater season is here (FINALLY!) To celebrate, why not try out a brand new signature cocktail for fall, calories be damned. Because honestly nothing screams “I have my life together” more than having a signature cocktail you can whip up at a gathering or party. Here’s what recipes we’re eyeing for this weekend:

 

1.) Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Want a refreshingly seasonal signature cocktail? How about a Moscow mule with a fall twist! The traditional ingredients of ginger beer and vodka combine perfectly with apple cider—and look positively festive in a copper mug. Add an apple slice garnish and cinnamon stick stirrer, and your guests will get a taste of fall with each frosty sip. – Jenna Miller, Creative Director, Here Comes the Guide

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 oz. hard apple cider
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • 1.5 oz. absolut citron vodka
  • juice of half a lime
  • dash of ground cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes, hard apple cider, ginger beer, citron vodka, lime juice, and cinnamon. Shake.
  2. Pour mixture over a cooper cup filled with crushed ice.
  3. (optional) Garnish with apple slices, lime wedge and cinnamon stick

 

 

2.) Pumpkin Spice Martini

Move over PSL – we’re all about the PSM! A pumpkin spice martini is the most basic fall cocktail of them all. It starts with 1 part vanilla vodka and 1 part irish cream, but the star of the show is the third part: pumpkin liqueur (yes, it does exist!). Shake with ice and top with ground cinnamon and nutmeg for a cocktail that tastes like fall in a glass. – Jenna Miller, Creative Director, Here Comes the Guide

INGREDIENTS

  • Pumpkin Pie cream liqueur
  • Vanilla vodka
  • Light cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice and gather a few martini glasses.  After measuring the ingredients, add them to the to the cocktail shaker.
  2. Measure 4 ounces pumpkin spice cream liqueur
  3. Measure 3 ounces vanilla vodka
  4. Measure 3 ounces light cream
  5. Wet the rims of the glass with some apple cider, place glass rims in cinnamon sugar mixture.  Shake off excess and set glasses aside
  6. Cap the shaker and shake the pumpkin spice martini for 20 seconds.  Strain the contents of the shaker equally between the two martini glasses

 

3.) Apple Butter Bourbon Fizz

 

If we’re not putting apple butter in our cocktail, are we even October-ing? This apple butter cocktail is perfect for the fall season and incredible delicious! It’s super simple too: you need apple butter, bourbon and ginger ale or ginger beer. A cinnamon sugar rim and a fig garnish make it super pretty. YUM! –How Sweet Eats

INGREDIENTS
  • orange wedges for the glass
  • 1/2 cinnamon + 1 tablespoon sugar for the rim
  • 3 tablespoons apple butter
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 4 to 6 ounces chilled ginger ale or ginger beer
  • fresh figs for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Rim your glass with a wedge of citrus. I like orange but lemon or lime work too! Stir together the cinnamon and sugar on a plate. Dip the rim in the cinnamon sugar.
  2. Fill a shaker glass with ice. Add the apple butter, bourbon and a pinch of cinnamon. Shake well for 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into the glass. Fill the glass with ginger ale or ginger beer and serve!

4.) Seasonal Sangria