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5 Perfect Fall Cocktail Recipes

It’s more than halfway through fall, and as Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving approaches, Fall cocktails are a must. Apple, pears, cranberries, and cinnamon are season’s staples, and there is no better time to be using these ingredients in delicious drinks.

Here are 5 Perfect Fall Cocktail Recipes. You’re going to want to taste them all!

Apple Cider Cocktail

The 5 things you will need are: Apple Cider, Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Lemon juice, and Orange bitters. 

Instructions: Measure out 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) bourbon, 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) apple cider, 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) sweet vermouth, ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) lemon juice, and 1 dash orange bitters. Then for the garnish, chop up some apple slices and thyme if you like. Next, combine the bourbon, cider, sweet vermouth and lemon juice in mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain it into cocktail glass. Lastly, add a dash of orange bitters and garnish with apple slices.

Cranberry Moscow Mule

It’s so simple, and perfect for when you are entertaining! 4 ingredients and voila a perfect fall drink. Here are the ingredients in a Cranberry Moscow Mule: Vodka, Lime juice,Ginger beer, and 100% all natural cranberry juice (no sugar added). 

Instructions: First, pour ¼ cup vodka, ¼ cup cranberry juice, and 1 tablespoon lime juice, into a serving glass of your choice. Next, top with ⅓ cup ginger beer which can be found in you local grocery store! For the finishing touches, add ice and garnish with lime. If you’d like to be extra add some fresh or chilled cranberries! A drink made in literally under 5 minutes! 

Pear Martini

The ingredients in a Pear Martini: Pear vodka, Fresh pear, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, and Orange bitters. 

You will need: 1/2 fresh ripe pear, 2 ounces pear vodka, ½ ounce lemon juice, 1 ounce simple syrup, and 2 dashes orange bitters


To make a Pear Martini, locate a ripe pear, the riper the better, and the easier for the next step. After you are going to mush the pear as best as you can. It can be the consistency of juice, or more like a paste. Your choice! Add the rest of the ingredients and shake shake shake! Strain the mixture, and garnish with a thinly sliced pear.

Apple Cider Margarita

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Yes, we know.. Another apple cider drink, but it’s absolutely worth it. There’s even a bonus- a cinnamon sugar rim. 

Here’s what you’ll need for this apple cider margarita: Tequila, Lime juice, Cointreau, Apple cider, Cinnamon and sugar for the rim.

No need for one glass, let’s make a pitcher (8 servings). Place 1 ½ cups tequila, 2 cups apple cider, ¾ cup Triple Sec or Cointreau, and ¾ cup lime juice in a pitcher. Add 3 handfuls ice and stir until cold. Prepare the glasses separately, then add 2/3 cup to each glass and garnish with ice.

Apple Cider Mimosa

Apple Cider Mimosa

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This spin on the traditional mimosa is all fall: crisp, bubbly and apple forward. You will need 1 tablespoon sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 2 ounces (¼ cup) apple cider, 4 ounces  (½ cup) sparkling wine (Champagne or Prosecco) and 1 teaspoon Cointreau.

Prepare the rim mixture by grabbing cinnamon and sugar on a flat plate. Wet the rims of the champagne flutes and press them into cinnamon sugar. Then tilt the champagne flute and pour in the sparkling wine (it will fill about 2/3 of the glass). Top off with cider and then add the splash of Cointreau if desired.

All these recipes came from A Couple Cooks, and if you want to see more Fall drinks, click here! Enjoy the Holidays! 


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I am a junior at NYU studying politics! I love watching 2010 Rom-coms and and exploring NYC with my friends!
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