6 Fall Cocktail Recipes

by Mansour Mozafari
Two glasses with the Rosemary Mezcal Apple Cider, apple slices, rosemary leaves and two bottles

Fall is a joke at this point, so let’s keep on drinking like those hot summer days never left (because they haven’t if you live in LA!). And just because the weather is pulling a fast one on us doesn’t mean we can’t get into the seasonal spirit. Let’s fake it till we make it with these festive fall cocktails.

The Zoe Report

Pumpkin Spice Sangria

Author: The Zoe Report

Serves: 6

Ingredients: 1 apple, sliced 1 orange, sliced 3 cinnamon sticks 1 1/2 bottles white wine 1 cup apple cider 1/2 cup Grand Marnier 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions: Stir all together. Chill at least 1 hour.

For the smoke effect: Add 1 chunk dry ice.

*Make sure to use tongs or safety gloves. Do not drink dry ice or touch with hands.

A Night Owl

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Author: A Night Owl Serves: 1 Ingredients: 6 gingersnap cookies 2 oz. Irish cream 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree 1 oz. vodka Dash of pumpkin pie spice Dash of vanilla Directions: Blend gingersnap cookies. To line the martini glass, dip the rim in Irish cream and then into the gingersnap crumbs. Combine and shake all ingredients. Serve over ice.

Aimee Mars

Apple Cider Hot Toddy

Author: Aimee Mars

Serves: 2

Ingredients: 1 cup apple cider 2 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp bourbon Apple slices and cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Directions: Heat the apple cider and honey in a medium saucepan until just steaming. Pour bourbon into two glasses and add cider mixture. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.


Blood Orange And Sand

Author: Jojotastic

Serves: 1

Ingredients: 1 oz. scotch 3/4 oz. Cherry Heering liqueur 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth 3/4 oz. blood orange juice 1/2 oz. blood orange soda 2 all-natural maraschino cherries Orange peel

Directions: Combine all ingredients, adding blood orange soda last. Serve over ice.

Kale & Caramel

Rosemary Mezcal Apple Cider

Author: Kale & Caramel

Serves: 4

Ingredients: 8 oz. mezcal 4 oz. fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp agave nectar 2 cups unfiltered apple cider Sea salt 4 fresh rosemary sprigs Apple slices, for garnish

Directions: Pour liquid ingredients plus a few pinches of sea salt into cocktail shaker. Stir to incorporate agave. Pinch off a few rosemary leaves and muddle into liquid for just a few seconds to release flavor. Serve over ice.

The Effortless Chic

The Signal Fire

Author: The Effortless Chic

Serves: 1

Ingredients: Homemade peach cilantro syrup Fresh lime juice Jalapeño-infused Plymouth gin

Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Shake well. Serve over ice.