Fall Cocktails

Hard Sider Sangria

Seasonal ingredients like cranberries and apples pair beautifully with ginger beer, white wine and hard cider to create delicious drinks. Whether you're looking for a comforting hot toddy or a tart pear sour, we've got your fall cocktail needs covered | Originally appeared on Food & Wine | View the full list

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Hard Cider Sangria

Hard Sider Sangria

Instead of wine, this juicy sangria is made with hard cider spiked with lemon juice and apple brandy.

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Stone Wall

Stone Wall

This updated version of a Stone Wall mixes rum with ginger beer and apple cider for a refreshing cocktail.

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Old Irish Cure

Old Irish Cure

According to the Irish-born Sean Muldoon, Irish people often drink whiskey mixed with ginger, honey and lemon to treat colds. This is a version of that potion. "With a bit of hot water," he says, "it becomes a terrific toddy."

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Amberjack

Amberjack Cocktail

Mixing beer like the apple lambic here into a cocktail may sound like a new trick, but old cocktail books are filled with beer concoctions. Lambics are Belgian beers that are fermented with wild yeasts.

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Manzarita

Manzarita

To give this tequila smash an autumnal feel, mixologist Devlin DeVore adds apple juice ("apple" is manzana in Spanish) and cinnamon.

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Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies

Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies
Rob Howard

A hot toddy is basically a shot or two of any potent spirit added to a cup of hot water. Bartender Suzanne Bozarth puts a French spin on this warming drink with a slug of apple brandy, such as Calvados.

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Figa

Figa

Bartender Charlie Hodge's fall-inspired cocktail uses fig-infused vodka and tea giving this delicious drink a earthy and fragrant taste.

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Fennel & Fig Infused Vodka

Fennel Fig Vodka

This savory seasonal infusion takes advantage of homegrown produce including fennel.

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English Harvest

English Harvest

Mixologist Ryan Fitzgerald felt inspired to create this fall cocktail after eating apples with peanut butter—a combination he loves but that wouldn't quite work in a drink. His solution was to mix almond syrup with apple juice and fiery apple brandy.

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Pear Sour

Pear Sour Cocktail

Bruce and Sara Naftaly garnish this drink with poached organic Seckel pears to sweeten the flavor of the fall fruit.

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Cranberry-Spice Cocktail

Cranberry Spice Cocktail

Fall flavors are created with the combination of tart cranberries, earthy bitters, and Aperol.

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Gingered Apple Sparkler

Gingered Apple Sparkler
Frances Janisch

This spicy-sweet highball, developed as an alternative to the ubiquitous apple martini, is made with citrus vodka, apple liqueur and a healthy splash of ginger beer.

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Green with Envy

Green With Envy Cocktail

Tea is an ingredient in almost all of the specialty drinks and many of the Asian-street-food-inspired dishes at this restaurant and lounge.Slideshow:More Recipes Featuring Tea

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Rosé Sangria with Cranberries and Apples

Rose Sangria Cranberry

This strong but not overly sweet sangria is nicely spiced with cinnamon, anise and cloves and it has just enough crushed red pepper to give it a tiny kick.Slideshow:Thanksgiving Sparkling Wine Cocktails

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Kimchi Bloody Mary

Kimchi Bloody Mary
Tara Fisher

Warm up with this clever bloody Mary variation that gets its heat and flavor from pureed kimchi, along with a dash of Sriracha chile sauce.

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Gaelic Punch

Gaelic Punch

For hot punches, young Irish whiskeys work best. Heat intensifies the tannic edge of older whiskeys; young ones stay smooth.Slideshow:Irish Whiskey Drinks

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Bacchanalian

Bacchanalian

Chris Hannah loves serving this drink in the fall and winter--especially during Mardi Gras and the carnival season in New Orleans (January to March).

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