10 Autumn-Inspired Cocktails to Try this Season

I've definitely reached that point in my life where I drink much less than I used to. I was that person who loved to wind down at the end of each day with a glass (or two) of wine and some good TV. I mean, I guess I still am that person; but nowadays, I'm so busy coming home after a full work day, cooking dinner, squeezing in a workout, and working on the blog that that I rarely make time.  

There are few things that get me more excited than a fun new drink recipe though, and so in honor of all of my missed cocktails over the last few months, I'm going to make it a point to try out a new recipe every week this season. God knows my poor Drink Up Pinterest board could use some love.

I'll be adding the following 10 Autumn-inspired cocktails to my list. Also, Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to win $500 to Target...and buy yourself some new bar tools so you can give all of these delish cocktails a try!

1. Apple Pie Sangria

Ughhhhhh I can taste the deliciousness now. Apples and cinnamon are one of my all time favorite flavor combinations, and really, what would Fall be without a killer apple cider sangria recipe?

I just adore Sugar & Charm's recipes and this one looks nothing short of amazing. The deep ruby color makes for a gorgeous aesthetic (I swear I have chef genes), but I think what I love most about this recipe is that all of the ingredients are ones we already know and love...no unfamiliar additives or liqueurs.

 via Sugar & Charm

2. Mission Sour

I've never had a whiskey sour; I'm more of a tequila and wine kind of girl, but when I saw that this was a fig-based cocktail, I was totally on board. I love the idea of making this for a small dinner party or happy hour with friends, and pairing it with some amazing cheeses.

I won't lie...I'm a little skeptical about the egg white, but I'll give it a try.

via Glitter Guide


autumn inspired cocktail
autumn inspired cocktail

 

3. Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule

I only recently got into Moscow Mules this past year, but they have become one of my favorites in the Fall and Winter months. We have a speakeasy-type club nearby who makes a killer Moscow Mule, and I kind of feel like passing them this recipe to try out!

via Heather Christo

4. Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

Mexican and chocolate are pretty much the only two things I need in life. I love drinks with a bit of a kick to them, and this recipe would be perfect for a chilly Fall night! This recipe involves a little bit of work on the stovetop as opposed to just throwing everything in a cocktail shaker, but it looks incredibly easy and quick!

via Kara Lydon

5. Spiced Apple Margaritas

I never met a margarita I didn't like and I love that this recipe lets this summertime favorite of mine live on into the Fall! This cocktail recipe is at the top of my list so far. I mean, the cinnamon + sugar rim alone has me sold.

via Cookie & Kate

 

6. Spiced Vanilla Pear Cocktail

Vanilla and pear combined sounds so refreshing. I could see myself loving this drink in the wintertime too!

Though I'm not usually a fan of bourbon, which this recipe calls for, I've been told that with the right combination of ingredients, it can be a game changer.

via The Casual Craftlete

7. Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas

Okay...who wants to come over for brunch?! Mimosas are one of my favorite cocktails to make because there are so many different ways to mix up the flavors and they are so incredibly easy!

Whenever I host an event, I always revert to making a DIY mimosa bar, and it's a hit every time. Remember how exciting having an ice cream sundae bar was when you were a kid? I think that's why mimosa bars are so much fun - pick your own flavors, toppings...except with cocktails. Yes, please.

via Delish


autumn inspired cocktail
autumn inspired cocktail

 

8. Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Would it really be Fall if pumpkin spice didn't exist? While I don't go crazy for everything-pumpkin-spice and I've never had an infamous PSL, I do enjoy pumpkin bread or better yet...pumpkin donuts!

While this looks absolutely delish, the sprinkles might just be my favorite part of this cocktail recipe.

via A Beautiful Mess

9. Spiked Apple Cider Floats

Floats are so underrated! I often forget about them and reach for the ice cream itself instead are but every once in a while I will have a major craving (like now)! Love the idea of an apple cider float with vanilla ice cream...reminds me of a fresh apple pie, with a trist!

via Food + Words

10. Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini

I am fairly new to the martini game, because I am not the biggest fan of super-sweet drinks. If I'm out with friends and having a few drinks, I'd rather stick to one that's low in sugar. But if we're talking dessert drinks where I'm having one, I'm all for it. This salted caramel chocolate martini is calling my name!

via 3 Yummy Tummies


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32 Comments

  1. October 29, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Well I pinned this because these all sound amazing! Can’t wait to try.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

  2. Anna English
    October 27, 2017 / 9:03 am

    That cranberry Moscow Mule sounds delish!

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Doesn’t it? Love cranberry this time of year!

  3. adriana
    October 25, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    These all sound SO good! I love seasonal cocktails like this, my friends and I always have a friendsgiving so I’ll be making some of these for sure!

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      The sangria would be a total hit for Friendsgiving!

  4. Angelle
    October 25, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    OH wowwa!!!!!! These all sound amazing!! That spicy mexican hot chocolate is so my jam.

    xo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      Oh my gosh I looove a Mexican hot chocolate! And spicy? Yes please!

  5. Kiara
    October 25, 2017 / 7:43 am

    So many drinks and so little time! I am dying to try the sangria and the mimosa drinks you’ve recommended. I love fall-themed drinks and I’m looking forward to sharing these ideas with friends!

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      Ahhh I know right?! I love a Fall-themed drink too.

  6. October 24, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    I’ll take one of each please! Haha. Actually, my dad always asks me to find a fun cocktail to serve at Thanksgiving, so I just sent him the link for those apple cranberry moscow mules!

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      Oh, that’s so much fun! Hope they come out as good as they look 🙂

  7. Ashley Hargrove
    October 24, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    All of these sound amazing! Definitely going to try and make one of those this weekend!

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Let me know which one you try out!

  8. October 24, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    These look delicious! I feel like I make the same simple recipes all the time. I need to try some new ones out!

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      I totally do too, Rachel! Fun to mix it up once in a while though!

  9. October 24, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    An apple cranberry moscow mule? It’s like my favorite college cocktail and adult cocktail had a baby, haha! Yum!

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      Haha love it!! The perfect mix 🙂

  10. October 24, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    These recipes came at the perfect time – I was just working on the details for Friendsgiving the other day and couldn’t figure out what cocktails I wanted to make!

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      Ahh, so perfect! Let me know which one you try out Rachel!

  11. October 24, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    Oh man, as often as Brandon and I make cocktails, we definitely need to up our game and try a few of these out. They sound beyond delicious!

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Fun for an at-home date night for you two! 🙂

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks Belle! xx

  12. October 24, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    The sangria and the mimosas both sound amazing! Pretty much anything with Apple Cider in the title is my jam!

    • Danielle
      October 30, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      Ahh me too, girl!

  13. October 24, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule… sounds amazing and just up the alley of what I love.

    • October 24, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Mmm yes I can’t wait to try that one too!

  14. October 24, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    OMG these are all gorgeous! Pinning these for the future!

    • October 24, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Right?! Must try them all!!

  15. Amy Loochtan
    October 24, 2017 / 10:03 am

    That sangria sounds like a dream!

    • October 24, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      Doesn’t it?! I’m giving it a try this weekend!

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