There are many elements of fall that we look forward too, cooler weather, pumpkin everything, football, and the holidays that come along, Thanksgiving and Halloween. Fall brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy a cocktail, even a cool night cozying up on the couch. These fall cocktails pair seasonal ingredients like cranberries, apples, and pumpkin with the best seasonal beverages, no matter if you are a wine or whiskey enthusiast, we have the cocktail for you.
Caramel Apple Punch
With the holidays can come with lots of party hosting. Whether it’s holiday parties, office parties, themed parties, or football parties, no host wants to spend their evening pouring endless cokes with whiskey. Instead, try offering a simple fall inspired punch that is sure to impress and that guests can serve themselves. This Spiked Salted Caramel Apple Cider only uses apple cider, salted-caramel flavored vodka, club soda, and apples to garnish. The cocktail combines fall favorite flavors of apple and salted caramel, guest will be begging you for the recipe. Find the detailed recipe here.
Wine enthusiasts, you can also partake in the fall inspired cocktails. Take the season to try your favorite wine in a new form. These fall sangrias will be hard to quit come spring time. Use your favorite white wine and pair it with cranberry juice, apple cider, and seltzer water. Add as many whole cranberries and diced apples your heart desires. This Cran-Apple Sangria recipe can be enjoyed at the end of the day, with your Thanksgiving meal, or any time you need it. Now if you prefer your wine red this Honeycrisp Sangria recipe combines flavors of apple, cinnamon, orange, and brandy. Sangria is best made ahead of time to allow the flavors to soak and balance so make a pitcher size to keep on hand.
Caramel Hot Toddy
What better way to enjoy the cool temperature fall brings than a smoky whiskey drink to warm you up. Whether it is Irish, Scottish, or Tennessee whiskey you enjoy, you are sure to enjoy them served up warm and with caramel. A fall twist on the traditional hot toddy calls for caramel candy and cinnamon sticks. This comfort drink is even said to be a home remedy for a cold, we will let you be the judge on that though. Find the recipe here.
Pumpkin Pie Punch
Lastly, we have not forgotten the flavor of the season, pumpkin! This pumpkin cocktail is sure to fulfill your fall flavor cravings. Pumpkin Pie punch will be the star of any meal or party you bring it to. This punch uses pumpkin pie mix, apple cider, and ginger ale to bring you a drink that tastes just like the real thing. Of course, you can’t serve pumpkin pie without the cool whip topping and that is exactly what this punch is garnished with.