From pumpkins and cinnamon to pears and apples, the flavors of fall touch down in October. This month, let your home bartending skills blossom with everything from a pumpkin-carved punch to a tequila cocktail for the Star Wars–obsessed. These are the 11 drinks to make this October.
Take a break from your usual whiskey and Pisco Sours with this tequila version, inspired by Star Wars. The drink takes advantage of the sweet notes of agave and complements them with a honey syrup. It’s simple but delicate. Add just a barspoon of absinthe to your cocktail to give it that extra kick.
Everyone knows vodka and cranberry is a thing. But did you know that rum and cranberry go especially well together? Learn how you can make cranberry syrup and use it in this intricate twist on a Daiquiri. Easy to prepare and even easier to drink, this cocktail is great to be served to fans of citrus-driven cocktails and those that are new to the mysteries of rum.
This pear-flavored Highball has just the right amount of sweet, fruity and aromatic flavors to keep your guests guessing. Show off by letting them choose their base spirit, and try garnishing their drinks with a fresh pear slice and grated cinnamon for that little extra pizazz.
What’s an October party without a pumpkin cocktail? This party-size mixer is perfect for a crowd, pairing pumpkin with the spice of bourbon and ginger liqueur. Add apple and pineapple juice and specially made fall spice syrup, and don’t forget the topper: Marshmallow Fluff or toasted meringue to satisfy that celebratory sweet tooth.
Mixing your cocktail