These are 20+ of the very best fall cocktails – especially for a crowd. With fall seasonal flavors like cranberry, apple, pumpkin and more the drinks are sure to dazzle your guests. From martinis & margaritas to shots and simple syrups, there’s something for everyone.
- Fall Martinis & Margaritas
- Cranberry Margarita
- Coffee Margarita
- Pumpkin Pie Martini
- Snickerdoodle Martini
- Peanut Butter Martini
- Salted Caramel Martini
- Fall Shots
- Four Horsemen
- Apple Pie Shot
- Pumpkin Pie Shot
- Caramel Apple Shot
- Red Headed Slut Shot
- Two ingredient Fall Drinks
- Whiskey and Apple Cider
- Tequila and Apple Juice
- Baileys Over Ice
- Vodka Cranberry
- Fireball and Gingerale
- Mixed Drinks, Highballs & More
- Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- Cranberry Whiskey Sour
- Chocolate Old Fashioned
- Apple Cider Mule
- Peanut Butter White Russian
- Long Beach Iced Tea
Fall season is known for it’s warm spicy flavors like cinnamon as well as it’s seasonal fruits like apples, pumpkin and cranberry. These drinks all reflect the flavors and colors of the season making them great for serving at fall holidays, thanksgiving and more.
We have carefully selected just the very best fall cocktails to include here based on the following criteria: ease of making, ability to make as a large batch, and seasonal flavors. So, keep on scrolling to find your favorite fall drinks.
Fall Martinis & Margaritas
Here you will find fall martinis and margaritas full of seasonal fruit flavors like apple, cranberry and pumpkin. Many of these are fall cocktails and with vodka and with tequila.
This cranberry margarita is a nice flavor twist on a classic margarita. The light pink color and tart citrus flavors make a nice combination.
Why it’s good: the cranberry flavor is perfect for the fall season. It also is super easy to make by the pitcher in just a few minutes.
This coffee margarita is yet another nice flavor twist on a classic cocktail. It has a heavy coffee flavor mingled with a light citrus tang.
Why it’s good: with just four simple ingredients, you can shake this drink up in under five minutes. If you are looking for a little caffeine and a little booze, this is a great drink choice.
Pumpkin Pie Martini
Nothing says fall more than pumpkin pie. This pumpkin pie martini is a sweet, creamy and dessert flavored martini made extra special by the addition of a graham cracker rim garnish.
Why it’s good: it’s bursting with pumpkin pie flavor which is a highlight of the fall season. It uses real pumpkin puree.
Looking for a sweet dessert drink? Try out this snickerdoodle martini. It is sweet, creamy and full of spicy cinnamon and smooth vanilla flavors.
Why it’s good: it uses only four ingredients, so it’s super fast to shake this one up. With no rims or garnishes needed, you can easily shake up a whole pitcher to serve at parties.
Peanut Butter Martini
Creamy and sweet, this peanut butter martini is a great dessert drink. This martini is super smooth.
Why it’s good: this drink is just three really simple ingredients. You can shake it together in under three minutes and easily scale it up as a big batch.
Salted Caramel Martini
This salted caramel martini is a perfect drink to serve in the fall. This is a smooth, sweet and creamy drink put over the top with a caramel and salt rim.
Why it’s good: this is a great dessert drink with rich salty and sweet flavors. You can shake it together in under 5 minutes.
These easy fall shots are full of fruit flavors like pumpkin and apple. They also are filled with rich and warm flavors like whiskey.
The Four Horsemen Shot is the perfect shot for those of us who like to live a bit on the edge. Johnny, Jack, Jim, and Jameson all team up to make sure this drink is packed with the kick all whiskey lovers will appreciate…even if that kick feels like it came from a horse!
Why it’s good: this shot manages to combine all the best aspects of each individual whiskey. You will be hard pressed to find another shot that will have the warm, smooth, and honey sweet flavor profile contained in this fantastic concoction.
Apple Pie Shot
Nothing says “Fall” quite like apple pie. So what better drink for this time of year than an Apple Pie shot? The cider and Fireball combo are so smooth you will forget it’s a drink and not Grandma’s homemade apple pie.
Why it’s good: The cinnamony warmth of Fireball is just subtle enough to give the cider that real pie flavor. Top with whipped cream and *chef’s kiss*! The best part is, with only 3 ingredients, this shot can easily be scaled up to a full sized cocktail.
Pumpkin Pie Shot
Much like we mentioned about the Apple Pie above, Pumpkin Pie is also a sign of the Fall season. The same can possibly be said for holiday drinks like the Pumpkin Pie shot. Made with homemade Pumpkin Simple Syrup, you won’t believe how delicious this shot is.
Why it’s good: Who doesn’t love Pumpkin Pie? This shot stacks up against the best of Starbucks or any fancy flavored drink. Plus, you can never go wrong with Bailey’s and Amaretto together.
Caramel Apple Shot
If you’ve ever been to a carnival or fair, you have no doubt, enjoyed a caramel apple or two. The Caramel Apple Shot is packed with all the flavor you remember as a kid with a little kick for the grown up you.
Why it’s good: Everything about this shot is perfect. It tastes amazing, it’s super easy to make, and you can easily multiply the ingredients to share shots with others or make a pitcher of cocktails.
Red Headed Slut Shot
Despite the derogatory name, the Red Headed Slut shot is a cocktail classic. The sweetness of Peach Schnapps combined with tart Cranberry provides a delicious base for the warm, licorice kick of Jagermeister.
Why it’s good: it has a pretty, dark red fall color to match the tart cranberry flavor which is also a standout in fall season. Additionally, you can easily scale this up to make as a full cocktail.
Two ingredient Fall Drinks
These super simple two ingredient fall drinks are fast and easy to make. And, you can easily scale them up to serve by the pitcher at large get togethers.
Whiskey and Apple Cider
The warm, caramel tones of a good whiskey blend perfectly with your favorite apple cider. This Whiskey and Apple Cider drink is excellent for sipping in front of a fire on a chilly Autumn evening.
Why it’s good: Each sip is so warm and delicious, it’s easy to get lost in the drink and just relax. All you need are two ingredients and your drink is done.
Tequila and Apple Juice
Light and refreshing, this tequila and apple juice is a fall favorite. The lightly sweet apple flavors mingle so well with the smooth tequila. Top it off with a cinnamon stick for stirring it together to add a little color and spice.
Why it’s good: with just two ingredients, this can easily be mixed together in just a few minutes. You can easily make this by the pitcher to serve for larger get togethers.
Baileys Over Ice
Bailey’s over ice is a simple one ingredient drink. It allows you to enjoy all the creamy sweet chocolate, vanilla and whiskey flavors that make up irish cream liqueur.
Why it’s good: nothing is much easier than pouring one ingredient into a glass with ice. Plus, this smooth and sweet flavor is great to serve as an after dinner drink.
This classic vodka cranberry is a delicious, tart and tangy cocktail. The strong cranberry flavor smooths the vodka out so it is barely noticeable.
Why it’s good: it has a bright red, festive fall color in addition to the strong seasonal cranberry flavor. You can easily customize the flavors by using flavored vodka.
Fireball and Gingerale
Fireball and gingerale is an easy to make highball that is sure to spice up your day. The fizzy gingerale mixes seamlessly with the spicy cinnamon kick from the fireball.
Why it’s good: it’s full of warm, spicy flavors that help warm up any cool autumn day. Also, with just two ingredients, you can stir this up in under 3 minutes.
Mixed Drinks, Highballs & More
Here you will find easy mixed drinks and highballs that are full of warm, spicy flavors as well as sweet and salty flavors of the season.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Pumpkin spice syrup is a fall favorite. It is relatively easy to make with sugar, water and several spices. It’s warm and pumpkin-y flavors will make anything you add it to extra delicious.
Why it’s good: this syrup IS the flavor of the season – pumpkin spice everything! Plus it is so versatile, you can use it in coffees, cocktails, mocktails, desserts and more.
Cranberry Whiskey Sour
A cranberry flavored twist on a classic, this cranberry whiskey sour is tart, tangy and delicious. It’s pretty red color also makes it an eye catching drink.
Why it’s good: it’s full of seasonal flavor with the strong cranberry highlights and spicy whiskey flavors. You can easily make this as a big batch for larger celebrations.
Chocolate Old Fashioned
A chocolate old fashioned is a great after dinner sipper. Perfect for whiskey and chocolate lovers.
Why it’s good: with just four ingredients, this one can be shaken up in under 5 minutes. It’s pretty brown and orange colors fit right into the season.
Apple Cider Mule
Why it’s good: the apple cider flavor fits in perfectly for this season. Additionally, you can easily make this by the pitcher to serve at larger get togethers.
Peanut Butter White Russian
This peanut butter white russian is smooth, creamy an has flavors of coffee and peanut butter. It’s rich flavors make it a great after dinner sipper.
Why it’s good: it uses only three ingredients, so it’s fast and easy to make. It’s swirled and layered appearance make it look fancy even though it’s not difficult to make.
Long Beach Iced Tea
Why it’s good: this drink has a high alcohol volume, so it’s good just for sipping. Additionally, the cranberry flavor and red color fit the season well.