5 Classic Fall Cocktail Recipes

5 Classic Fall Cocktail Recipes

It's fall! Time to break out the flannel and fire up your fireplace. But there's no reason you need to have a dry fall season—there are lots of ways to enjoy your favorite adult beverages.

So sit by the fire, warm yourself with these classic fall cocktails, and sip away.

Here are five classic fall cocktails to enjoy your favorite spirits with.

Fall is a great time to enjoy some of the finer things in life. Fall cocktails are one such way. They are perfect for entertaining guests at your next party, or for relaxing by yourself after a long day at work.

They can be a great gateway into the world of cocktails, or they can be enjoyed on their own as an uncomplicated yet delightful way to relax with friends and family.

Our favorite fall classic cocktail recipes are all simple and can be made at home with only a handful of ingredient. They are;

  1. Hot Buttered Rum

  2. Bourbon Manhattan

  3. Sidecar

  4. Old Fashioned

  5. Boulevardier

Read on for recipes that will make you wish fall would last all year.

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Hot buttered rum is a great recipe to enjoy on an especially cold evening. It has a nice silky texture and warm temperature that is guaranteed to spice up your evening.

  • 1/2 oz cinnamon or maple syrup

  • 2oz spiced rum

  • 1/2oz of butter

  • 4oz of hot water

Add all ingredients to a mug and stir. garnish with a cinnamon stick.

A photo of a Maker's Mark Manhattan

Maker's Mark Manhattan Recipe

A classic cocktail made with Maker's Mark and sweet vermouth, the manhattan is perfect for the fall.

  • 2oz Maker's Mark

  • 1oz Sweet Vermouth

  • 2 dashes of angostura bitters

  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Combine the first three ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir well, and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Sidecar Recipe

The sidecar is most likely one of the most famous classic cocktails made with Cognac. This sidecar recipe is simple to make, but the presentation is what makes it stand out. It’s a great cocktail for any occasion, especially if your entertaining guests.

  • 1 1/2 oz cognac

  • 3/4 oz cointreau

  • 3/4 lemon juice

  • orange peel for garnish

Add first three ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake. Fine strain into a coupe, garnish with an orange peel. For a fancier option, try sugar rimming the glass, or for a fall spin, cinnamon sugar the rim.

Bourbon Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is one of the world's best-loved cocktails. It's simple to make and always delicious—which makes it a sure winner for any fall cocktail list!

  • Drop one sugar cube into the bottom of a mixing glass

  • Add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters

  • Add 2 ounces of bourbon (or rye)

  • Stir, without ice, until sugar is completely dissolved

  • Add ice cubes and stir with a spoon until melted and combined well

  • Strain into a rocks glass over a king cube with an orange peel for garnish

A photo of the boulevardier cocktail

Boulevardier Recipe

This variation on a Negroni will become your favorite fall cocktail.

  • 1oz bourbon

  • 1oz campari

  • 1oz sweet vermouth

To serve, add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice cubes. Stir until chilled—about 30 seconds should do it—then strain into a cocktail glass or coupe and garnish with an orange peel twist.

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