Celebrate the new season with cocktails full of warming fall flavors like apple, cranberry, ginger and more. Here are some of our favorites, perfect for toasting a group of friends.
|White Port and Tonic
This easy cocktail is light and refreshing, ideal for the transitional time between summer and fall. Pair with savory appetizers like marinated anchovies or Marcona almonds.
This harvest-themed drink combines light St. Germain with sparkling wine and Calvados, an apple brandy. Float an apple slice in the glass for a pretty garnish.
|The Barn Nail
A simple syrup infused with honey and spices takes this cocktail to the next level. Make the syrup ahead, and these come together in no time.
|Cranberry Gin Fizz
A dash of tart cranberry juice gives the gin fizz a colorful update for fall. Add a few fresh cranberries, slices of lemon or orange, or pomegranate seeds for an added touch.
|Old-Fashioned Ginger Snap
A favorite warming flavor during fall and winter, ginger makes a wonderful accent for this cocktail. Use a large ice cube, which melts slowly and doesn’t dilute the drink.
|Spiced Hot Toddy
This hot toddy gains a lovely flavor and aroma from toasted sesame oil, used in place of butter. We have also traded in the typical cinnamon, which can often be overpowering, for ginger and star anise.
A classic cocktail is always in style. This version adds orange-flavored liqueur and a little extra sweetness for even more complexity.
|Rye Maple Fizz
Soda water adds fizz to this drink, which combines rye whiskey, maple syrup and frothy egg whites for something unexpected.
This make-ahead cocktail is perfect for a party — you can prepare a big batch in the morning and refrigerate until ready to serve. With flavors of apple, citrus and brandy, it’s the ultimate drink for the chilly months.