Fall is officially here, and it’s time to celebrate with a cocktail party or two. Apples, pumpkins and brown spirits dominate our cravings this month, but don’t worry, we have a few lighter options for you too. These are the 11 cocktails to make now.
Even though it’s served cold, this cognac cocktail will warm you right up. The flavors are as cozy as your favorite old shirt, while homemade apple cider syrup adds an easy dash of sophistication. Just shake the syrup with cognac, allspice dram and a splash of orange juice, strain over an ice cube and garnish with an orange peel.
Get your booze buzz and your caffeine buzz all in one with this coffee cocktail. The combination of aged rum, cold-brew coffee, ginger liqueur, banana liqueur and vanilla extract tastes like the perfect breakfast: a slice of banana bread and a cup of coffee. Garnish with a bruléed banana slice.
Give your Halloween celebration an extra-spooky twist with this festive punch. Bourbon and Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur are the boozy backbones for pumpkin purée, apple juice, pineapple juice and lemon juice, while a homemade fall spice syrup adds depth. Serve in hollowed-out small pumpkins or glass mugs, topped with toasted marshmallow fluff and cinnamon.
A little bitter, a little sour, this secret New Orleans cocktail is perfect for fall evenings anywhere. Averna amaro, Cynar, Cointreau and lime juice are shaken, then strained over fresh ice and topped with soda water for a little fizz. Garnish with an orange wheel and serve with a straw for maximum NOLA fun.
This is one punch you won’t be able to put down. Sesame-infused vodka adds a nutty richness, and sencha-tea-infused vodka brings an earthy flavor to cane syrup, half-and-half and matcha powder. Dry-shake to aerate and shake with ice to cool, then fine-strain into a teacup and enjoy.