There’s a crisp feeling in the air, leaves are starting to turn golden brown, and we’re in the mood to get cozy.
Fall is a truly spectacular season, and it’s best when paired with a delicious drink. Next time you put on your favorite sweater and enjoy an evening by the fire, pair it with one of these delightfully cozy autumn cocktails.
The Macallan Cobbler
Move over, pumpkin spice. Ripe apples are one of the best parts of fall, and you can harness that sweetness with this delicious cocktail recipe from Macallan Scotch whisky.
- 40ml Double Cask 12 Years Old
- 10ml lemon juice
- 20ml freshly pressed apple juice
- 5ml elderflower cordial
- Garnish with a fruit and mint sprig
Directions: Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice and top with soda water.
Patrón Silver Ranch Water
If you’re celebrating the season in the southern States, you might still want something refreshing. This ranch water cocktail recipe from Patrón hits all the right notes.
- 1.5 oz Patrón Silver
- .75 oz lime juice
- 12 oz bottle of sparkling mineral water
- .75 oz Citrónge Orange Liqueur (optional)
Directions: Combine Patrón silver and lime juice in a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with your preferred sparkling mineral water and stir gently to combine.
Vampires of Perthshire
This delightful recipe from Aberfeldy distillery in Perthshire, Scotland, uses single malt whiskey, apple cider and orange bitters to conjure a smooth, spicy and slightly-spooky sip.
- 2 oz Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- ¼ oz apple cider syrup
- ¼ oz Averna
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
Add all ingredients to a glass and stir. Express oil of an orange peel and garnish.
Fallin’ For You
Lambay Irish Whiskey invites you to kick back with this apple and ginger-flavored delight, full of fall flavors to tickle your fancy. Show off for guests during your autumn festivities with this beauty.
Ginger Spice Syrup:
- ¾ cup sliced ginger
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 oz Lambay Small Batch Blend
- 1 oz unfiltered/ cloudy apple juice
- 1 oz lemon juice
- ⅔ oz ginger syrup
- 4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- Garnish: apple fan
Add all ingredients except bitters to shaker with ice Shake then strain over ice into highball Dash bitters on top of cocktail then garnish. For Ginger Spice Syrup: Add all ingredients to a small saucepan Bring to medium heat then stir until sugar is dissolved Remove from heat and cool then strain.
Ginger Lambay Spritz
Now that you've made that ginger spice syrup, use it on another tasty treat with Lambay's sparkling and refreshing ginger-spice spritz.
- 2oz Lambay Small Batch Blend
- 1oz ginger spice syrup
- ½ oz lemon juice
- Top with sparkling wine/dry prosecco
- Garnish lemon twist/cinnamon stick/rosemary
Add Lambay Small Batch, ginger spice syrup, and lemon juice to a shaker. Shake then strain over ice into a tall wine glass/or goblet. Top with prosecco then garnish to your liking.
Villa One Blood Orange Cocktail
Why should whiskey have all the fun? This tequila cocktail from Nick Jonas and John Varvatos’ company Villa One uses blood orange and fresh-squeezed lemon juice to send a shiver of deliciousness up your spine. Hat tip to Villa One ambassador Braxton Overgaauw for creating this recipe.
- 2 oz Villa One Silver
- 1½ oz blood orange juice
- ¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ¾ oz date syrup 1:1 ratio
- ½ oz liquor 43
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1 dash angostura
Shake and serve over ice. Garnish with a blood orange slice.
Take a trip to Ireland with this deep-flavored cocktail from Kilkea Castle. Devised by Kilkea’s master mixologist David Pedro, the Kilkea Wizard uses citrus and brown sugar with prosecco for a well-balanced cocktail that comes with a fun grape garnish. It might just inspire you to book a stay in Kilkea Castle, 45 minutes from the Dublin airport.
- 3 c. red or black seedless grapes, divided (per serving)
- ¼ c. brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. grated fresh ginger plus one 3-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
- 1 750-mL bottle prosecco and two measures of pomegranate
Mix sugar, prosecco and pomegranate together in large bowl. Serve over ice, and garnish with grapes.
Bombay Sapphire gin comes into play with this easy-to-recreate cocktail that brings all the colors of autumn to life in a glass.
- 2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
- 1 oz Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Ambrato
- 2 drops of orange bitter
Stir all ingredients gently over ice in a shaker and strain into a martini glass.