10 Autumn Cocktails That Will Make You Fall in Love

Spiced rum in a real smokey pumpkin
October 18, 2021

Crisp air, colorful hues, warm pastries, and delicious beverages––fall has a way of nestling its way into our hearts. You can’t celebrate the season without a cozy beverage in hand, so we’ve rounded up 10 Autumn cocktails that will have you feeling like the main character. Whether you’re picking cocktails with clients, bonding with your team, hosting a Halloween or Thanksgiving soirée, or just having a beverage on an autumn night, this list of boo-zy cocktails highlights the best flavors of the season and is perfect for all fall occasions!

1. Pumpkin Spice White Russian

This drink is inspired by the PSL and it takes “pumpkin spice and everything nice” to a whole new level. Find the recipe and instructions at Country Living.

White Russian
Photo courtesy of Ren Fuller

2. Pomegranate-Rum Punch 

With a gorgeous color, this sparkling spiked drink screams elegance and festivity. Find the recipe and instructions at the Food Network.

Rum punch
Photo courtesy of Brian Woodcock

3. Liquid Web Cocktail

This frothy drink is light and creamy. It’s sweet and will be such a delight! Find the recipe and instructions at Country Living.

White frothy drink
Photo courtesy of Evin Krehbiel

4. Haunted Graveyard

Warm your guests up with bourbon and maple. Add some smoking rosemary for a spooky touch. Find the recipe and instructions at Sprinkles and Sprouts.

Bourban cocktail
Photo courtesy of Sprinkles and Sprouts

5. Cider Sidecar

If you’re a fan of apple cider this is the treat for you! Cider is quintessential fall, add a splash of alcohol and it’ll become a new tradition. Find the recipe and instructions at Country Living.

Apple cider
Photo courtesy of Brian Woodcock

6. The Black Widow Smash

A spooky cocktail that is simple but frightfully delicious. “It’s both eerie and warming,” says the creator, Tieghan Gerard. Find the recipe and instructions at Half Baked Harvest.

Tequila berry cocktail
Photo courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

7. Pumpkin Punch 

This spiced rum is to die for! Serve out of a steaming pumpkin for the most immaculate Halloween vibes. Find the recipe and instructions at Honestly Yum.

Spiced rum in a pumpkin
Photo courtesy of Honestly Yum

8. The Black Heart 

You can’t go wrong with a little risk this fall season! Try this daring concoction with decadent notes of black fig. Find the recipe and instructions at Julep.

Black fig drink
Photo courtesy of Julep

9. Blood Orange Sangria

Toast the autumn leaves with this refreshing potion of blood orange! Find the recipe and instructions at How Sweet Eats.

Blood orange sangria
Photo courtesy of How Sweet Eats

10. Smoking Blackberry Sage Margarita

This smoky potion will definitely put a spell on you! Find the recipe and instructions at Wicked Spatula.

Blackberry Sage Margarita
Photo courtesy of Wicked Spatula

Time to pick your poison! Will it be a trick or a treat?

Hero photo courtesy of Honestly Yum


About the Author

Karina Trejo Melendez wearing a white sweater and smiling
Karina Trejo Melendez
Aisle Planner, Sr. Content Manager
Karina is a Mexican writer and English professor. She is passionate about celebrating love, culture, diversity, and community and takes pride in bringing those values into her work as the Sr. Content Manager for Aisle Planner's Editorial Team. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and worked in various roles in copywriting and editorial publishing before she came into her current role.