Slip into cozy with a fall bourbon cocktail with our list of perfect bourbon cocktails for a crisp fall day. These fall cocktails feature seasonal flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, maple syrup, and apple cider for a delicious sipping experience.
Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or watching the leaves change colors in the backyard, I have the perfect fall bourbon buddy.
Cider and Maple Old Fashioned: Fall Cocktail Recipe with Bourbon
The cider and maple old-fashioned is a fall take on a bourbon classic. The cider and maple old-fashioned swaps the simple syrup for maple syrup and the zest of the orange peel for apple cider. Garnished with a cinnamon stick this old-fashioned has a balanced bitter, sweet fall kick perfect for curling up next to the fire.
Autumn Apple Bourbon Cocktail - The Foodie and The Fix
The autumn apple bourbon cocktail is a cinnamon syrup-infused bourbon cocktail mixed with apple cider. This bourbon cocktail has a sweet kick because of the cinnamon-infused simple syrup. The apple cider also sweetens the cocktail with a distinct fall flavor. Because this recipe requires specialty simple syrup, it can be cumbersome to produce in large batches.
Juicy Apple Bourbon Fall Cocktail
The juicy apple bourbon fall cocktail is fresh, sweet, and a little zesty. The sweetener used in this cocktail is the fall-appropriate choice: maple syrup. A lemon peel brightens the overall heft of this sweet and sleepy cocktail. And a dash of Honeycrisp apple juice as a mixer helps unify the cocktail’s flavor.
Cider Cocktail – The Clove and Cider Bourbon
The clove and cider is an apple cider forward bourbon cocktail that’s quick and simple to make. The sweetener for the clove and cider is made with cloves, sugar, and water. The base of the cocktail is apple cider with a hint of lemon juice. Top this cocktail with a smoked cinnamon stick to create your new fall favorite.
Rabbit Hole Bourbon "Fall Back" Cocktail
The aptly named Fall Back is a bourbon and apple-cider-based cocktail with a fall-forward flavor profile. This drink is sweetened with Gran Mariner and simple syrup, although maple syrup can be used as a festive alternative. A dash of lemon juice to balance the sweetness tickles the palette and a slice of apple (or cinnamon) tops the drink.
Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour
The cinnamon maple whiskey sour is a simple fall classic. This drink features equal parts bourbon and lemon juice for a simple yet balanced flavor. Sweeten this drink to your liking by adjusting the amount of maple syrup included. This simple cocktail is finished with a pinch of cinnamon for a hint of fall flavor.
Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail
The apple cider bourbon drink is a sweet take on an old-fashioned. The apple cider bourbon cocktail uses maple syrup as a sweetener instead of sugar and retains the orange bitters that give old-fashioneds their zest. Apple cider vinegar and a pinch of cinnamon add the fall flavors to make this cocktail an Autumn classic.
Cozy Maple Pumpkin Bourbon Cocktail with Apple Cider
The cozy maple pumpkin bourbon cocktail with apple cider is special because it uses real pumpkin puree to flavor the drink. Alternatively, you can use pumpkin spice for a similar flavor and a more viscous texture. This drink is sweetened with cane sugar and maple syrup. Altogether this is a hearty cocktail made for one.
Fall-Spiced Old Fashioned Cocktail
The fall-spiced old-fashioned cocktail is a spin on the classic old-fashioned. This cocktail recipe uses maple syrup instead of cane sugar as a sweetener to evoke the fall mood. Star anise, cinnamon, and vanilla bean are infused into the cocktail for a rich fall flavor that pairs nicely with a high-rye bourbon.
Cider-Bourbon Cocktail Recipe
The cider-bourbon cocktail is a simple, seasonal favorite. The cider-bourbon cocktail uses apple cider as its primary mixer with a bit of lemon juice to brighten the flavor. This cocktail also includes fresh ginger for a zesty spice that pairs well with the fresh flavor of apple cider. Garnish this cocktail with a slice of apple for an instant classic.
Pumpkin Old Fashioned - delcious fall cocktail recipe
The pumpkin old-fashioned is a fall take on a bourbon classic. The pumpkin old-fashioned uses maple syrup as a sweetener instead of simple syrup and black walnut bitters instead of Angostura bitters. The pumpkin old-fashioned is finished with a scoop of pumpkin puree to marry the fall flavors.
The Cranberry Apple Hot Toddy Recipe
The cranberry apple hot toddy is a deliciously warm and fruity cocktail. This fall take on the classic bourbon hot toddy features cranberry and apple juice for a sweet kick and lemon juice and star anise for a little zest. Because it's a hot toddy, this cocktail is sweetened with honey.
Bourbon Sour Cocktail Recipe
The bourbon sour is a fall minimalist's dream. All of the fall aesthetic with minimal fuss. The bourbon sour is a classic sweetened with super fine grain sugar. An orange peel and a shot of lemon juice brighten the bourbon, making a relaxing and refreshing cocktail for the cool autumn months.
I hope you’ve found your new favorite fall bourbon cocktail. Embrace the season with bold fall flavors like those in the cozy maple pumpkin bourbon cocktail with apple cider or keep it simple with a bourbon sour. Either way, enjoy your fall season!
Did we forget an essential fall bourbon cocktail on our list? Drop a comment below with your favorite fall drink or share your favorite fall twist on a classic bourbon drink. I’d love to try it out!
If you prefer vodka for your autumn drinks, be sure to try out some of these fantastic cocktail recipes!
The Perfect Bourbon Cocktails to Make this Fall
- Cider and Maple Old Fashioned
- Autumn Apple Bourbon Cocktail
- Juicy Apple Bourbon Fall Cocktail
- The Clove and Cider - A Bourbon Cocktail
- Rabbit Hole Bourbon "Fall Back" Cocktail
- Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour
- Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail
- Cozy Maple Pumpkin Bourbon Cocktail with Apple Cider
- Fall-Spiced Old Fashioned Cocktail
- Cider-Bourbon Cocktail
- Pumpkin Old Fashioned
- The Cranberry Apple Hot Toddy
- Bourbon Sour
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