5 Yummy Fall Cocktails

Fall is such a fun time of the year. Sweaters, fuzzy hats, s’mores, and firepits. Fall also symbolizes the beginning of the holiday season. Here are some quick and fun Holiday cocktails that are sure to be a hit for parties or at home. 

Poinsettia Cocktail  pointsetta cocktail

This is my go-to holiday drink! It’s perfect for Champagne lovers and it’s quick and easy to make. 


  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • 3 ounces (roughly) of Champagne
  • For Garnish, Fresh rosemary sprig
  • For Garnish, Fresh cranberries (if none available, fresh raspberries work as well)
  1. Pour the orange liqueur and cranberry juice into a chilled Champagne glass. Stir well.
  2. Top with Champagne.
  3. Garnish with Rosemary Sprig and Cranberries (or raspberries). Enjoy!

Apple Cider Mimosa

Continuing the Champagne cocktails train. This Mimosa is also quick and easy. It adds a fall flavor twist to the traditional Mimosa. I personally like to use the Trader Joe’s Spiced Apple Cider for the cocktail. 


  • 3 ounces Apple Cider 
  • 3 ounces (roughly) of Champagne
  • 2 Tablespoons of Granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ground Cinnamon 
  • For Garnish, Fresh sliced apples
  1. Mix the sugar and cinnamon well and place on a plate. You can substitute cinnamon sugar already made from the spice section of your local grocery store. 
  2. Wet the rims of the Champagne glasses and dip the rims in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  3. Fill the glass with the apple cider and then top with Champagne.
  4. Garnish with an apple slice. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule

For my pumpkin spice lovers, here is a cocktail that you’ll love.


  • 2-3 Ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin pie vodka
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider
  • 1 (12-oz.) can ginger beer
  • For Garnish, Pumpkin spice
  • For Garnish, Cinnamon sticks
  1. Grab 2 copper mugs and add the ice to them.
  2. Split the apple cider and Vodka evenly between the two mugs.
  3. Top with ginger beer.
  4. Sprinkle pumpkin spice and add a cinnamon stick for garnish.

Sparkling Apple Ginger Cocktail

This cocktail can be made two ways depending on your preference of liquor. This can be made with either Bourbon or Vodka.


  • 4 ounces of Apple Cider
  • 1-2 ounces of Ginger Ale
  • 1-2 shots of Bourbon or Vodka
  • Fresh Ginger Root
  • 2-3 Ice cubes
  • For Garnish, Apple Slices
  • For Garnish, Cinnamon Sticks
  1. Shave fresh ginger root and place in a tall glass. Muddle the ginger in the glass.
  2. Add ice and apple cider to the glass.
  3. Add the Bourbon OR Vodka.
  4. Top drink with Ginger Ale and stir.
  5. Garnish with apple slices and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Apple Crumble Cocktail

For my rum lovers, I didn’t forget about you. This cocktail tastes like a slice of apple pie.


  • 2 shots of Vanilla Rum ( I prefer Blue Chair Bay Vanilla Rum for this)
  • 4 ounces of Apple Juice
  • Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • For garnish, Apple slices
  • For Garnish, Cinnamon Stick
  • Cinnamon
  1. Add the Rum and 1 dash of both vanilla extract and cinnamon. Stir.
  2. Top off with the apple juice. Stir.
  3. Add ice.
  4. Add apple slices and a cinnamon stick for garnish. Enjoy!

Enjoy your cocktails, Momma! Happy Fall Y’all!

Kristina Robertson
Kristina is originally from Miami, Florida but calls New Orleans home for the last 9 years. She got her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and her Podiatric Medical Degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Kristina and her husband moved to New Orleans to lay some roots in the Big Easy. She is currently co-owner and practitioner at NOLA Sole Podiatry. She has a lovable and amazing daughter, Victoria Isabel. In her downtime, she loves being out and about with her husband and daughter. They love trying new restaurants and going to festivals. We love exploring different cultures and cultural events here in New Orleans and loves exposing her daughter to them. She also loves going to parks with her family and furbabies. Kristina loves supporting dog rescues and wishes she could rescue all the adoptable dogs in NOLA but will settle for 2 right now.


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