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15 Fall Rum Cocktails to Try

This fall, I’m excited to share my go-to list of rum cocktails, each brimming with the essence of the season. I’ve always enjoyed the way rum’s versatility pairs with autumn’s signature flavors. Think rich spices, crisp apples, and smooth pumpkin, all coming together to warm you up from the inside out. These drinks are my top picks for enjoying the cooler weather and the rich tapestry of fall colors. They’re easy to love, blending classic rum warmth with a fresh seasonal twist. Perfect for sipping as the leaves change, each recipe in this roundup offers a unique taste of autumn. I highly recommend giving them a try.

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Autumn Spiced Rum Cider Cocktail

Autumn Spiced Rum Cider Cocktail
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Apple cider always brings up childhood memories, and this delicious fall cocktail helps you relive those memories with an adult twist. This tasty cocktail is made with spiced rum and hard cider. It uses regular apple cider, cinnamon, and star anise to pack an extra punch of flavor.


Autumn Rum Old Fashioned

Autumn Rum Old Fashioned
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Although the old-fashioned is a classic cocktail, this recipe adds a fall touch by swapping whiskey for aged rum and simple syrup for apple cider syrup. The recipe opts for angostura aromatic bitters to keep it traditional. It also states that you can swap it for orange bitters for extra zest and brightness.


Autumn Spiced Rum Punch

Autumn Spiced Rum Punch
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This fruity and delicious spiced rum punch uses a blend of honey crisp, Fuji, and Granny Smith apples, oranges, pears, apple cider, orange juice, cranberry juice, and cinnamon sticks. It only takes ten minutes of prep time in one hour in the fridge and is perfect for your Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas guest.


Spiced Pear Cocktail

spiced pear cocktail recipe
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This quick five-minute cocktail recipe is perfect for entertaining guests on short notice. Pear juice is a great base for this drink because it pairs well with spiced rum and is not too sweet. This recipe uses Captain Morgan’s 1671 spiced rum and adds warmth with fresh ginger and grated whole nutmeg.


Autumn Harvest Rum Punch

Autumn Harvest Rum Punch
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This fizzy fruity autumn punch is the perfect crowd-pleasing beverage for parties and get-togethers. The punch blends Apple cider, orange juice concentrate, cranberry juice, pear juice or nectar, spiced rum, and sparkling white wine with sliced oranges, apples, pears, and frozen cranberries for garnish.


Spiced Apple Tiki Smash

Spiced Apple Tiki Smash
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This fall-inspired tiki drink is perfect for those early autumn days when the mornings are brisk, but by late afternoon it feels like Summer. The recipe uses a few tiki ingredients that may be hard to find, like allspice dram and Falernum. Fortunately, it lists some helpful substitutions that are easier to find in stores.


Rum Harvest Cocktail

Rum Harvest Cocktail
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The rum harvest cocktail adds an autumn twist to a classic rum and Coke by adding lime juice and cranberry juice to the mix. It is one of the simplest recipes to make on this list, with a prep time of only five minutes, and is a great option when entertaining guests on short notice.


Caramel Apple & Spiced Rum Cocktail

Caramel Apple & Spiced Rum Cocktail
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This delicious 3-minute cocktail will bring back fond childhood memories of enjoying the Sweet-and-sour deliciousness of caramel apples. Although the recipe uses Captain Morgan spiced rum, feel free to swap it with the rum of your choice. It also goes great with vanilla vodka.


Fall in Paradise

Fall in Paradise
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Suppose you live in a colder climate, where autumn sweater weather feels more like heavy-duty parka weather. In that case, this autumn-inspired tropical drink will chase the chills away or at least help you forget about it for a little while. The drink uses a homemade allspice dram with a link to the recipe. It also contains rum, apple cider, pineapple juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice.


Honeycrisp Apple Cider Rum Punch

Honeycrisp Apple Cider Rum Punch
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The Honeycrisp Apple Cider Rum Punch is another great recipe for entertaining during the fall season. This recipe uses Honeycrisp apple cider, but you can use any Apple cider if Honeycrisp isn’t available. The punch takes roughly ten minutes and serves six, making it perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner or an evening of entertaining friends.


Bitter Apple Negroni

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If you prefer spirits-forward cocktail drinks, You will love this autumn-inspired cocktail. The Bitter Apple Negroni somewhat resembles a white Negroni with added flavors of crisp apple, bittersweet citrus, and cinnamon. You can make this drink with Applejack, Suze, Cocchi Americano, and apple cinnamon syrup.


Apple Cider Cable Car Cocktail

Apple Cider Cable Car Cocktail
source: casualfoodist.com

This drink is an autumn-inspired derivation of the modern classic cocktail, the cable car, perfect for sipping while enjoying the autumn leaves. To make the drink, you only need apple cider, rum, lemon juice, Cointreau, and some ice in a shaker.


Apple Cider Mojito

Apple Cider Mojito
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The Apple Cider Mojito is another summery autumn drink, perfect for those early fall afternoons. To make this drink, you only need club soda, apple cider, white rum, simple syrup, and lime juice. It only takes five minutes to complete, and all you need is a bar spoon and muddler.


Spiced Apple Prosecco

Spiced Apple Prosecco
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The Spiced Apple Prosecco is another simple drink you can whip up in a snap and sip on while enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon. All you need to do is combine chilled spiced rum, apple cider, and Prosecco in a tall glass and enjoy. Chilling your ingredients beforehand is best, so you won’t need ice.


Apple Maple Dark and Stormy

Apple Maple Dark and Stormy
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This autumn, take on a classic dark and stormy, just rum and ginger beer. However, in this version, classic autumn flavors are amped up with the addition of apple juice and maple syrup. It’s an ideal autumn drink for entertaining guests or enjoying a beautiful day.


An elegant fall rum cocktail setting. The cocktail, placed in the foreground, is a highball glass filled with a golden-brown rum drink, garnished with a sprig of mint and a slice of apple. Beside the glass, there's a small plate with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. The background features a rustic wooden table with a few fallen maple leaves in shades of red and orange, and a small pumpkin. In the background, through a window, a picturesque view of a forest with trees in full autumn colors under a soft, late afternoon light.

15 Fall Rum Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.8 from 5 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall rum cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
While rum may have you thinking of the tropics, they make for a tasty fall drink in these fall rum cocktails!

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

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An autumn-themed cocktail scene in a cozy, rustic setting. The cocktail is in the foreground, a crystal clear glass filled with a deep amber liquid, garnished with an orange slice and a cinnamon stick. Behind it, the background shows a wooden table with scattered autumn leaves in shades of red, orange, and yellow. A softly glowing candle nearby adds a warm, inviting ambiance. The scene is set near a window with a view of trees with autumn foliage, bathed in the golden light of a setting sun.

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