Autumn Cocktails You'll Love

October 1, 2013
autumn apple cocktail

Texas Apple Pie

As the weather is getting cooler we feel like cuddling up at home on the couch in sweaters and cute socks with a yummy drink in hand. Here are a couple of autumn cocktail recipes that will get you ready to slip into an fall state of mind. I’m a firm believer in creativity in the kitchen and I came up with these recipes by mixing and experimenting. Don’t be afraid to change these up as you’re playing mixologist at home. You might be surprised at the delicious results!


Texas Apple Pie

  • 2 oz. apple pie bourbon (I used Texas Shine Apple Pie)
  • 1 oz. vodka (I used Starlite Vodka)
  • 4 oz. apple cider
  • dash of apple bitters (I used Bar Keep organic apple bitters)

Shake up all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into rocks glass.



Candy Apple

  • 2 oz. apple pie bourbon
  • 2 oz. ginger ale
  • dash of apple bitters

Shake up all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into rocks glass.



Drunken Pumpkin

fall cocktail pumpkin

Drunken Pumpkin

This is a frothy, creamy cocktail which is best served in a martini glass to preserve its texture. Makes 1-2 servings (depending on how saucy you’re feeling).

  • 2 oz. pumpkin pie vodka
  • 3 oz. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 oz. maple syrup
  • 1 heaping spoonful of canned pumpkin
  • several dashes of pumpkin pie spice

Pulse everything together in a blender just until smooth and serve immediately.

What are your favorite autumn beverages (alcoholic or virgin!)? Let us know in the comments!

More Fall recipes: Hearty Autumn Chili

No Chicken Pot Pie

Pumpkin Bread Pudding


Photo: Samantha Lester

Samantha is a vegan professional in the tech industry living in Austin, Texas with her boyfriend. Her background is in library & information science and classical studies. She loves cooking, biking, movies, reading, the science fiction & horror genres, crafting, thrifting, and the occasional video game. Check her out on Pinterest and Google+. You can also reach her at lestersn [at] gmail [dot] com.


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