14 Fall Cocktails to Make When It Starts Cooling Down

Bad and boozy 😎.

Since cooler temps mean more time spent indoors, here are 14 fall cocktails to cozy up with that are infused with the best of autumn ingredients, from orchard apples to figs and honey.

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1 El Purro


1 oz. Wild Turkey Bourbon

1 oz.  Johnny Walker Black Label

¼ oz. Campari

1 tsp. Orange Marmalade

½ oz. Lime Juice

¼ tsp. Powdered Ginger

3 drops Tobacco Bitters          

1 Cinnamon Stick


Light a cinnamon stick with a culinary torch until smoking, top with a rocks glass, and allow to smoke while the cocktail is built. In a mixing glass combine the rest of ingredients and mix until well combined and the marmalade is fully dissolved. Fill with cubed ice and stir for twenty seconds until well chilled, strain with a julep strainer into the cinnamon smoked rocks glass over a two-inch ice cube, then garnish with the burnt cinnamon stick and dehydrated orange wheels.

Served at Columbia's Cartegena Restaurant

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2 Black & Blue Spritzer


1 oz. Infused Blackberry Blueberry Vodka

1 half Freshly Squeezed Lemon

1 split Mionetto Prosecco

Blackberry and Basil, for garnish


Shake and strain into champagne glass. 

Served at the Manor Vail Lodge

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3 Ginger Daiquiri


1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

¾ part Homemade Ginger Syrup

½ part Fresh Lime Juice


Add all ingredients to empty mixing glass then fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain into

 Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum

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4 In Noble Fashion


1.5 oz. Casa Noble Reposado Tequila

0.5 oz. Ancho Chili Liqueur

0.25 oz. Simple Syrup

2 dashes Orange Bitters

2 drops Mole Bitters

Orange Peel


Combine all ingredients, except orange peel, into mixing glass and stir. Strain into glass over ice. Squeeze orange peel; rub around rim and drop into glass.

Courtesy of Casa Noble Tequila

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5 Monkey Jam Sour


1 part Fresh Lemon Juice

2 tsp. Jam (whichever is your favorite) 

1 1/2 parts Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky

1/2 part Simple Syrup

1 dash Orange Bitters

1/2 part Soda Water


 Combine the lemon juice and the jam in a jar. Shake vigorously until mixed. Pour the jam mixture, whisky, simple syrup, and bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for a minute. Strain over fresh ice cubes in a tall glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and serve.

Courtesy of Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whiskey

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6 Smoked Pumpkin


1 oz. Ketel One Orange

1 oz. Ilegal Mezcal

.25 oz. Lime Juice

2 heaping barspoons of Pumpkin Butter

2 dashes Orange Bitters

Long Orange Twist and a Sprinkle of Flaked Smoked Salt, for garnish 


In tin, add ingredients. Add ice, shake, and strain into rocks glass with cubed ice.

Created by mixologist Drew Sweeny at The Rickey at Dream Midtown

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7 The Tides of Poseidon


1 ¼ parts Woodford Bourbon

¾ parts Mastiha

½ parts Campari

¼ parts Fruits Rouge

3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Grapefruit Peel, for garnish


Shake and serve in rocks glass with ice. 

Created by Keith Nelson at Avra Madison

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8 Jack of Spades


2 oz. Ruffino Prosecco

1.5 oz. Cognac

.75 oz. Lemon

1 oz. Apple Cider

.5 oz. Honey Syrup


Shake the cognac, lemon, apple cider, and honey. Strain into a lowball glass with ice and top with prosecco.

Courtesy of Ruffino

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9 Orchard Punch


4 bottles Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

8 oz. Vodka, Gin, or White Rum

1.5 oz. Grand Marnier

3 oz. Lemon Juice

6 oz. Cranberry Syrup*

3 oz. Raspberry Puree (can also use strawberries)


Add ingredients to a punch bowl except the cider. Stir to combine and then top with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple.

*Cranberry Syrup:

Add 2 cups cranberry juice and 1 cup sugar to small pot and simmer over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool and keep refrigerated.

Created by Jeremy Oertel for Angry Orchard

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10 Chocolate Martini


1 1/2 parts Reyka Vodka

1 part Chocolate Liqueur

1 part Creme de Cacao

1 part Half & Half


Combine ingredients. Shake and strain.

Courtesy of Reyka Vodka

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