28 Festive Holiday Cocktails To Warm Up


1. Fall Harvest Sangria

From: Eat Yourself Skinny

“I am in love with the combination of crisp apples, pears, oranges and cinnamon sticks all mixed together with my favorite white wine, fresh apple cider and (shhh) a little vodka.  Hehe.  But you know what I love more than all that fresh fruit??  Well fresh fruit soaked in BOOZE of course!  I also topped mine off with some pomegranate seeds, but you could also use cranberries – I mean they’re just so pretty and add the perfect touch of tartness.”

2. Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margaritas

From: Half Baked Harvest

“I know these smoky harvest apple cider margaritas are a little different from my typically chocolate heavy, Friday treat, but it’s kind of fun posting a drink recipe on a Friday. Or at least I think so! Plus, when is a margarita (virgin or regular) ever a bad idea? <–it’s always a smart one around here!”

3. Pumpkin Beermosas

From: Growing Up Gabel

Pumpkin Beermosas area pumpkin beer cocktailwith a fall twist. Use your favorite pumpkin beer to customize to your tastes. This is a great cocktail for your next Halloween party!

4. Harvest Moscow Mule

From: Style Me Pretty

“Classic drinks like the Moscow Mule are always a good idea. But give it a little twist, like this Fall infused rendition and it will instantly shoot to your favorites list. Best sipped with a cozy sweater on and your nearest dearest gathered round the fire. Or on a random Monday. That totally works too. Grab the recipe from Elizabeth Van Lierde and prepare to fall hard for the Harvest Moscow Mule.”

5. Sparkling Fig & Honey Cocktail

From: Hello Glow

When combined with fresh, organic apple juice, thyme and raw honey, figs make the perfect autumn cocktail. Since figs are usually only available during the early fall when temperatures are still relatively warm, they pair best with a light, dry champagne and a smidge of raw honey for sweetness.

6. Spiced Maple Manhattan

From: Crumb Blog

“Some people like to say you shouldn’t mess with a classic, but I’m convinced that that’s just because they haven’t had a Maple Manhattan yet.”

“Now, don’t get me wrong. I love me a proper traditional Manhattan, but there’s something downright alchemical about the way sweet maple and spicy rye bring out each other’s very best qualities without compromising on what makes the Manhattan such a damn fine cocktail to begin with… no fizzy mixers, no frou-frou umbrellas, no fruity neon-coloured liqueurs, no nonsense.”

7. Honey Pear Margarita

From: The Almond Eater

Enjoy the taste of fall with this Honey Pear Margarita. It’s on the sweeter side thanks to the honey and it’s only six ingredients—even non-tequila drinkers will want a sip!

8. Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail

From:  Style Me Pretty

A delicious cocktail with friends is one of my favorite things, so I was beyond thrilled to style up Jacin Fitzgerald’s delicious Apple Cider Bourbon cocktail while we were down visiting the uber talented Elisa Bricker. It’s a cocktail that can carry you right through the holidays, making it not only pretty but efficient.

9. Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria

From: Flavour And Savour

Celebrate the season with this simple Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria flavoured with fresh cranberries and apples. This one is a crowd-pleaser for any season!

10. The Campfire Cocktail

From: Lark & Linen

“A totally tasty, beyond indulgent, ridiculously easy, campfire cocktail. It’s Christmas in a glass, it’s what we sipped on while decorating our tree, and will undoubtedly be my beverage of choice while watching the Family Stone on repeat in the coming weeks.”

11. Blackberry Bourbon Smash

From: Half Baked Harvest

“In a shallow plate, combine the sugar and lime zest. Run the lime wedge around the edge of your glasses, then invert each glass into the plate to create a sugar/lime rim. In a cocktail shaker or glass jar, add blackberries, mint, lemon juice and honey, using a muddler, (or even the end of a rolling pin or other kitchen tool). Muddle all of the ingredients together, squishing everything to release the juices. Add the bourbon. Add ice to your rimmed glass and pour the drink over the ice. Top the glass with a little more ice and then pour the ginger beer over, gently stirring to combine. Garnish with fresh mint. DRINK!”

12. Caramel Apple Sangria

From: The Sweetest Occasion

“Generally speaking, as a good rule of thumb, you don’t need to get carried away with a fancy wine when making sangria. A semi-sweet riesling or a crisp pinot grigio is perfect here paired with the apple cider. Add the sweetness of the caramel and this tastes every bit as delicious as a classic Halloween caramel apple only sipped out of a glass. At the same time, it’s still tart enough to be surprisingly more sophisticated than you’d guess. Um, not that you need to be feeling all sophisticated on my account, trust me.”

13. Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule

From: Heather Christo

I love a great gingery Moscow Mule, and this version is updated for Autumn with sparkling apple cider and a generous splash of cranberry.

14. Pear Vanilla Coconut Cooler

From: The Cookie Rookie

This Pear Vanilla Coconut Cooler is perfect for Fall…refreshing, delicious, pretty, and easily made non-alcoholic. What more can we ask for from a drink??

15. Spiced Pear & Ginger Cocktail

From: The Kitchn

Here’s a fall-inspired cocktail that you can share and enjoy all morning while you’re prepping Thanksgiving dinner. It’s not too boozy, but it’s refreshing enough to keep you relaxed as things get hectic … because we all know they will.

16. Apple Cinnamon Gin Fizz

From: Love In My Oven

These couldn’t be easier to make, and they literally SCREAM fall when you take a sip. A simple apple cinnamon syrup comes together beforehand to create enough for 4-6 drinks, or 2 drinks to go with pancakes drizzled in apple cinnamon syrup 😉

17. Apple Brandy Allspice Fizz

From: Sugar & Cloth

Apples are one of my favorite things to snack on in the fall (you can’t beat a fresh Lady Apple), but I also really, really enjoy drinking tasty apple cocktails like this Apple Brandy Allspice Fizz Thanksgiving cocktail recipe!

18. Fig, Vanilla Bean & Gin Cocktail

From: Sarah J. Hauser

“This week, if you’re working on a to-do list, celebrating accomplishments or just putting your feet up to relax, make one of these Fig + Vanilla Bean Gin Cocktails! This recipe combines fresh figs with smooth, rich vanilla for a cocktail that bridges the gap between summer and fall. It’s refreshing and comforting all at the same time. Cheers!”

19. Cidertini

From: Mantitlement

Shake up this Cidertini for a chilled cider drink any time of the year! But in the Fall, next to a fire pit, now that’s a good happy hour!

20. Maple Bourbon Cocktail

From: Jelly Toast Blog

“I was in for a treat and more inspiration than I can even begin to note. Bourbon sounded fabulous and I took some inspiration from this maple leaf cocktail from The Kitchn. I decided to use orange juice instead of lemon juice and also added a small amount of bitters to add some depth of flavor to the drink. The results were deep and slightly sweet with a lasting warmth from the bourbon and maple. In other words, just what you need to warm your belly on a cold night. Especially on a Friday night!”

21. Apple Bourbon Bellini

From: Food Fanatic

This apple bourbon bellini is a drink that everyone will love. The strong apple bourbon mixed with sweet prosecco is a perfect flavor combination!

22. Apple Pie Cocktail With Cinnamon Meringue

From: Design Sponge

“Apple season is upon us!  My daydreaming will soon begin to meander toward all the many different ways I can consume apples.  My favorite way is on a flaky crust in the form of an apple pie.  This week, photographer Lara Ferroni shares a cocktail version of the apple pie, with cinnamon meringue.  If I can find some good apple cider here in Rome, you can bet I will try this!”

23. Pear Nectar & Thyme Mimosa

From: The Glitter Guide

Try a refreshing take on the traditional mimosa by swapping your orange juice for pear nectar and adding an aromatic herbal flavor. This morning cocktail goes down easy and will surely impress your guests!

24. Pomegranate and Ginger Spritzer

From: Drizzle And Dip

“I’m on a bit of a pomegranate vibe at the moment, I simply cant get enough of them. They are in full season so I’m buying them whenever I can. They are a fairly inconsistent fruit in terms of taste. Sometimes the seeds are awesome and burst in your mouth and dissipate. Other times they seem to have more fibres in the seeds, and land up being a bit chewy after they have bust. Sometimes they are sweeter, and sometimes they can be bitter. Making a juice and a cordial from them solves all these issues.”

25. Apple Ginger Smash

From: The Bellevie Blog

Spicy, lemony, and slightly sweet, this Apple Ginger Smash is a perfect Fall cocktail for any celebration

26. Ulysses Left On Ithica Cocktail

From: The Adventures Of Bob & Shan

“This particular cocktail drew me in because of the Earl Grey. Nothing brings back better memories of my English great grandmother, and our heritage, than a good cup of tea in a real tea cup. Now, a little more grown, I still thought of her as I steeped tea for this drink. A grown up toast to my favorite lady. The thyme on the nose, and little bit of lemon juice just tempered the bourbon and brought it all together.”

27. Autumn Punch

From: A Blog Names Scout

“Fall is certainly alive and well in the Pacific Northwest this week. Chilly winds, foggy picturesque mornings, leaves of all colors lining the quiet sidewalks, and that overwhelming desire for warm sanctuary. If you’re looking for that perfect cocktail to warm up to this season, look no further than the Autumn Punch that Seth created for this season’s Fortunate Feast collaboration.”

28. Spiked Apple Cider Floats

From: Food + Words

Spiked apple cider floats. Yup. Simple, crazy delicious, and the perfect drink to enjoy on the first official day of fall!




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