We’ve accepted the fact that fall is here and are ready to cozy up with warm sweaters and festive cocktails. But we aren’t suggesting you only sip Irish coffees for the next three months. This season brings a new roster of autumn-appropriate cocktails for your sipping pleasure.
Each drink in this collection is guaranteed to be delicious, whether it’s a honey infused bourbon wonder or a cognac warmed gingered pear libation. Mix up one of these fall cocktails, surround yourself with friends and relish in the bright foliage of the changing season.
Gidget’s Pumpkin Martini (Exclusive to The Good Stuff)
Anything pumpkin makes us happy this time of year, so we wanted to create a cocktail that was the best of these flavors without being overly sweet.
Tools: Cocktail shaker, strainer, 2 small plates
Glass: Martini or Coupe
Extras: Granulated sugar with Pumpkin Pie Spice for glass rim
Servings: 2 cocktails
- 4 oz. Pumpkin Spice Vodka Infusion
- 2 oz. Captain Morgans Original Spiced Rum (dark)
- 1 oz. Disaronno liqueur
- 1 oz. Christian Brothers Honey Brandy
- 1 oz. Half and Half
- 2 heaping teaspoons of Pumpkin Butter
On a small plate, mix together three teaspoons of granulated sugar and three shakes of pumpkin spice. On second small plate add five tablespoons water. Dip glass rims into water briefly then dip into sugar mixture to rim glasses in pumpkin sugar. Add all ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake well and use a fine wire strainer to double strain the mixture into cocktail glasses.
Bacon and Maple Old Fashioned (Exclusive to The Good Stuff)
The savory and smokey flavor of our bacon infused bourbon mixes with velvety maple syrup for this unbelievable fall twist on an old-school cocktail.
Tools: Cocktail mixing glass, barspoon and strainer
Glass: Old Fashioned
Extras: Orange twist for garnish
Servings: 2 cocktails
- 4 oz. Bacon Infused Bourbon
- 1/2 oz. Grade A maple syrup
- 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
- Twist of orange
Combine bourbon, maple syrup and bitters in a mixing glass with ice. Using barspoon, stir gently until well chilled. Strain mixture into ice filled glasses. Twist orange over glass and use as garnish.
Try something new with the many pears available through your local farmers markets. This lovely fall fruit is the jumping off point for this cocktail.
This cocktail is made using Stoli Vanil vanilla vodka, but for a DIY twist, try using our Vanilla Vodka Infusion. Add in some lemon juice and agave nectar and get ready for a simple and warming fall martini.
Pear juice adds a welcome taste of fall to this skinny cocktail made with cognac, homemade sugar syrup and lemon twists.
A skinny take on fall cocktails, this drink is diabetic friendly and perfect for a girl’s night in, Halloween party or keep it on hand for Thanksgiving dinner.
Frank Cisneros, mixologist at Gin Palace in the East Village, imagined this brightly spiced punch recipe, which is the perfect combination of lemon juice and cinnamon syrup.
In this dark, easy drinking cocktail, bourbon, creme de cassis and elderflower liqueur come together in a beautiful marriage of flavors.
This is a fall twist on a whiskey sour, that’s given new life with honey and a ginger liqueur. The ginger adds an exotic kick resulting in a bright spicy note that plays well with the oak flavored bourbon.
This lively gin-based punch–developed by Fernando Sousa of the cocktail consultant team All in Good Spirits–captures complex seasonal flavors with layers of citrus, mint and anise thanks to an absinthe rinse sprayed in each glass before serving.
With the variety of flavors and spirits in these fall cocktails, you’re sure to find a crowd-pleaser when hosting your next festive-yet-relaxed cocktail party. We’ll toast to that!