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19 Cozy Fall Whiskey Cocktails to Warm Up Your Season

Fall is the perfect season for whiskey enthusiasts, and I have the ideal roundup to keep you warm as the weather cools. Smooth whiskey, richly paired with the flavors of cinnamon, apples, and other autumn staples, makes each cocktail a celebration of the season. These drinks are my go-to because they mix warmth with complexity, perfect for those cool, cozy nights. They’re straightforward yet sophisticated, a testament to the season’s bounty. Trust me, you’ll want to explore these fall whiskey cocktails. They’re the quintessential way to savor autumn.

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Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

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Whiskey sours are among the most popular whiskey cocktails, but when Fall hits, you must try this cinnamon maple whiskey sour. The recipe only takes minutes to make once you combine your whiskey, lemon juice, and maple syrup. You can use however much maple syrup you want, depending on how sweet you want.

Apple Cider Whiskey Smash

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This easy whiskey cocktail only takes five minutes to make and tastes like Fall in a glass. The apple cider whiskey smash only requires three ingredients: your favorite whiskey, lemon juice, and apple cider. It’s best shaken, but you can stir the ingredients together if you don’t have a shaker.

Juicy Apple Bourbon Fall Cocktail


Nothing screams Fall like fresh apples, and this juicy apple bourbon Fall cocktail is refreshing and tasty. You can use whatever apple juice you like, but Honeycrisp apple juice is fantastic in this. You can add a few apple slices as a garnish, and voila!

Fall Spiced Whiskey Sour

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Another excellent whiskey sour recipe you need to try out is this Fall spiced whiskey sour. It’s super easy to make, and the recipe serves one, but you can adjust the measurements to make more if you’re hosting several people. It’s similar to other Fall whiskey sours, but what makes it stand out is the pumpkin spice.

Legends of the Fall

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Legends of the Fall is a whiskey cocktail that’s big on spices and bitters. If you love sweet cocktails, you probably won’t enjoy this one, but it never hurts to try something new. You’ll need rye whiskey, allspice, and several other robust Fall spices to create a truly unique drink.

The Whiskey Lush

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The whiskey lush is one of the most delicious Fall whiskey cocktails that also brings in a little Summer flavor. One of the main ingredients is pineapple juice, but trust us, it’s still a Fall cocktail! You’ll need whiskey, bitters, pineapple juice, and honey simple syrup. It takes minutes to make, and you’ll have an impressive whiskey cocktail. 

Spiced Cider Lemonade Cocktail

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This spiced cider lemonade cocktail is perfect for transitioning from Summer to Fall. It only requires four ingredients, and you can easily double the recipe if you want to make one for yourself and your friend. You’ll combine lemonade, apple cider, whiskey, and a dash of cinnamon. It’s best shaken, but you can stir it if you want.

“Fireball” Whiskey Cocktails

These fireball whiskey cocktails are a perfect drink to have on Thanksgiving or another Fall event. You’ll need Fireball whiskey, apple cider, 7Up, oranges, cloves, and cinnamon. These cocktails are extremely elevated with spices, and the soda adds a nice crispness. You can use apple juice if you’re in a pinch.

Apple Whiskey Smash

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This whiskey smash recipe is slightly different from the apple cider whiskey smash because it’s much more of an apple flavor than the cider flavor you get with the previous recipe. You’ll use apple juice and fresh apples to get that extra boost of sweetness. The fresh sage makes it stand out amongst the other whiskey smash recipes. 

Fall Whiskey Smash Recipe

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There are several whiskey smash recipes on this list, but this one is the classic Fall whiskey smash. It’s perfect for those who love a more robust whiskey flavor and have more time on their hands. It’s still pretty easy to make, but you must muddle the mint leaves and lemon together to get the right flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Cocktail for Fall

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Pumpkin spice takes over when Fall comes, so it’s no surprise there’s a delicious Fall cocktail that tastes like pumpkin spice. It’s comforting, warm, and perfect for sipping around a bonfire. Orange slices are the perfect garnish.

Apple Cider Old Fashioned

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For those who love an old fashioned but are craving a Fall flavor, consider trying an apple cider old fashioned. To make this refined cocktail, you’ll need bourbon, apple cider, brown sugar, fresh orange peel, and a large ice cube. It’s perfect for sipping with friends or enjoying a night in or at a party.

Cranberry Whiskey Sour

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Another great whiskey sour you need to try this Fall is this one that incorporates cranberry. It has all the makings of a classic whiskey sour with cranberry juice. You’ll be able to make it pretty quickly, and it’s a delicious drink to make for a crowd.

Boozy, Frozen Pumpkin Spice Latte

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You’ll need a little time and patience for this boozy frozen pumpkin spice latte, but it’s worth it in the end. You’ll want to freeze almond milk into ice cubes, so the ice doesn’t water the drink down. Other ingredients include espresso, pumpkin puree, whiskey, and pumpkin spice. You’ll blend everything and have a delicious boozy coffee drink. 

Maple Ginger Hot Toddy

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This maple ginger hot toddy is the perfect Fall drink when you’re sitting outside and it’s chilly. It’s perfectly warm, and the maple and ginger flavors are fragrant and pair well with the whiskey. This drink is a more complicated recipe since you’ll need to chop ginger, but if you have the time, you have to try this recipe.

Perfectly Balanced Irish Coffee

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Irish coffee is the perfect boozy morning beverage on a Fall weekend. It’s warm, comforting, and one that many people enjoy drinking the following morning after a night of drinking. It’s not too strong and is the perfect end to a cozy meal.

Cinnamon Apple Cider Cocktail

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You might think this cinnamon apple cider cocktail is hard to make with a longer ingredient list, but you don’t need to shake it. You’ll combine cinnamon whiskey, apple cider, lemon juice, and seltzer. The seltzer provides a subtle dose of carbonation.

Maple Whiskey Sour

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If you want a whiskey sour without the cinnamon, this maple whiskey sour is top-notch. It takes three minutes to make, and the recipe makes one drink. The three main ingredients are bourbon or whiskey, lemon juice, and maple syrup. It’s warm and refreshing all at once.

Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned

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A spiced honey bourbon old fashioned takes a little longer to make. The recipe calls for you to simmer spices to get them fragrant before muddling them in the bourbon. You can wait for the spices to cool and serve it chilled or warm.

Fall Whiskey Cocktail with cinnamon, pumpkin and apples

19 Fall Whiskey Cocktails

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.7 from 3 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall whiskey cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner


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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

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