We’re adding “mixing fall cocktails” to our list of fall favorites.

According to the well-curated Instagram feeds of yellow leaves, foamy drinks you know are pumpkin spiced lattes, and chunky sweaters, autumn is America’s favorite season. But in fact, a quick search on Google reveals the nation’s favorite season is somewhat scattered all over the map (a bit like I Love NY’s Fall Foliage Report and its peak season colors).

There’s no real consensus as to what the nation’s favorite season is. And that’s just as well, because it gives us something to look forward with each turn of the globe. StudyFinds has listed 30 things to look forward to in autumn: “Watching the leaves change color” has a full 51% of respondents saying that’s their favorite part of fall, “stepping on crunchy leaves” (so satisfying) at 28%, “Baking pies” at 31%, and “Seeing my breath when walking outside” at 27%. Just reading the list gives you cozy autumn vibes.

We’d argue it’s missing one thing: mixing fall cocktails for Halloween shindigs and Friendsgiving soirees. See below for three easy cocktail recipes that make up for this oversight.

Fall Cocktails

Fall cocktail - Murderer's Row cocktail
Murderer’s Row cocktail

Murderer’s Row

Ingredients:

  • Fonseca Bin 27 2 oz. (6 cl)
  • Whiskey Bourbon 3/4 oz. (2,5 cl)
  • Fresh Pear Juice 1 oz. (6 cl)
  • Fresh Lemon Juice 3/4 oz. (2,5 cl)
  • Agave Syrup 1/4 oz. (1 cl)
  • 2 Blackberries

Directions:

In a shaker tin, muddle the blackberries with agave syrup and lemon juice. Add the rest of the ingredients. Shake and double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with blackberries.


Tutto Mio Autumn Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Tutto Mio Sweet Red
  • ¾ oz. amaro, such as Lucano Amaro
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup

Directions:

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour over ice in a rocks or Old Fashion glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

See how Sarah Gualtieri, @the.boozy.ginger, makes it here:


Fall cocktail - Prosecco and Apple Cider Mimosa
Prosecco and Apple Cider Mimosa

Apple Cider Mimosa

Ingredients:

Directions:

Pour apple cider in a sparkling wine flute, then pour the Prosecco overtop. Rim the glass with sugar and cinnamon or sugar and pumpkin pie spice for a special touch.

Author

Diana studied Anthropology at Penn State and Food Culture & Communications at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. After living la bella vita in Italy for six years, she returned to the U.S. and landed in NYC. She has been working in wine since 2012 and holds WSET 2. Loves Nebbiolo and amaro. Talk to her about Italy.

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