The flavors of fall are unmatched. From the sweet taste of caramel apples to the complex flavor of pumpkin spice, many people adore the taste of autumn.
pumpkin beer isn’t cutting it for you, you’re in luck! There is a long list of sensational fall whiskey cocktails you can fall in love with this autumn.
I rounded up 30 of the best fall whiskey cocktails, many of which are twists on
classic whiskey and bourbon drinks.
Check out my favorite fall-flavored versions of iconic drinks like the old-fashioned, Manhattan,
whiskey sour, and more!
A whiskey sour is a quintessential whiskey cocktail. It combines the warm flavor of whiskey with the tartness of
This cinnamon maple whiskey cocktail kicks the warmth up a notch and delivers a lovely autumn flavor.
The cinnamon brings a bit of spice, and the maple adds the perfect amount of sweetness.
If you love apple cider, you’ll love this apple cider whiskey smash that combines the sweet taste of apple cider with tart lemon juice and a punchy whiskey.
The whiskey and cider bring out deeper flavors in one another, creating a cozy and familiar taste that will always remind you of fall.
a simple fall cocktail but it's one of my favorites!
Old-fashioned is a classic whiskey drink that makes whiskey the star of the show.
The addition of apple cider can cut through the harsh whiskey taste, making this the perfect old-fashioned for someone who doesn’t want a super strong drink.
As the name suggests, this fall whiskey cocktail has a brighter flavor with the perfect balance of sweet and spiced ingredients.
It uses bourbon, which often has
a softer flavor than standard whiskey, and the hint of orange liqueur brings a vibrant and sunny flavor.
Pumpkin spice lattes are the perfect autumn morning drink, but this pumpkin whiskey smash is ideal for when the sun goes down.
This recipe features pumpkin simple syrup and pumpkin pie spice, so it delivers the ultimate pumpkin flavor profile. And you can make extra pumpkin syrup to add to your morning coffee!
other pumpkin cocktails if you love this flavor.
Cranberry is one of the best fall ingredients, especially if you love a tart and slightly fruity cocktail.
This cranberry whiskey sour swaps out the sour citrus for the puckering flavor of cranberries, which melds beautifully with the smokey taste of whiskey.
other cranberry cocktails to make this fall!
Fans of pecan pie can rejoice and enjoy the same flavors with this delectable pecan old-fashioned.
This cocktail takes a little more effort because you have to toast the pecans in your oven, but the smokey and nutty flavor pairs with the whiskey perfectly for an unforgettable fall flavor.
Similar to an old-fashioned, Manhattans are an iconic whiskey cocktail.
This variation is perfect for an autumn brunch. It uses vermouth, cider, and bitters for a sharp but sweet flavor that encompasses all the best flavors of fall.
It comes out with a lovely cloudy orange color that will make your mouth water.
other apple cider cocktails!
If you can’t get enough of pumpkin in the fall, you can make this cocktail and enjoy your favorite autumn vegetable in a new way!
With a hint of orange and maple with a prominent pumpkin flavor, it has a delicious taste.
And the homemade cinnamon syrup can turn almost any whiskey into a fall cocktail!
You don’t have to be from Canada to enjoy this maple leaf cocktail!
Bourbon is a sweeter and smoother taste than whiskey, so this drink is perfect for someone who hates the burning feeling some whiskey drinks leave.
The sugary and silky maple syrup perfectly complements the smooth texture of the bourbon for a comfy and warm combination.
Apples get a lot of love during fall, but what about pears? Pears are
a fabulous fall fruit that is underappreciated.
If you want to step up your pear game, make this pearl whiskey smash!
With fresh pears, maple syrup, and whiskey, it combines sweetness and freshness for a surprisingly bright cocktail. And it brings a bubbly texture that enhances the lightness of the pears.
If you want to lean into the fruity flavors of fall, try this scrumptious ginger peach whiskey smash.
It combines the spiciness of ginger with the succulence of
fresh peach, all punctuated by the smokey and oaky taste of whiskey.
It only requires three ingredients and has a more mellow flavor than some of the stronger fall whiskey cocktails.
This cocktail is like pumpkin pie in a glass!
With pumpkin spice syrup and your favorite whiskey, you get a robust and spicy flavor that is better than any slice of pie on Thanksgiving!
To top it off, the recipe features an egg white, creating a satiny white foam on top to enhance the texture.
This apple whiskey sour is one of the simple fall whiskey cocktails, using only four ingredients. But it delivers a strong apple flavor that will make your tastebuds perk up.
The complex and strong flavor of
bourbon whiskey cuts through the sweet apple to create a phenomenal combination of sugar and acidity.
The word juicy is right there in the name, and it couldn’t be a more accurate description.
Drinking this cocktail is like digging your teeth into a moist and luscious apple, but with alcohol!
The recipe combines Honeycrisp apple juice with a soft bourbon, creating a bright but robust taste that is perfect for when the leaves start falling.
Check out other
apple inspired cocktails.
This fall whiskey cocktail highlights the sensational and complex flavor of cinnamon.
Lemon juice and maple syrup combine with the whiskey to create a deep fall flavor.
The addition of simmered cinnamon sticks and the cinnamon ciders brings the spicy flavors forward to create a distinct autumn taste.
other cinnamon cocktails for the season!
If you don’t love the sourness of whiskey sours, you’ll love this twist on the classic cocktail.
Instead of highlighting the whiskey with tartness, it uses the sugariness of the caramel and the biting but sweet taste of apples.
It’s easy to make and a delicious dessert cocktail on a chilly evening.
While iced cocktails are yummy, nothing is more warm and cozy than a hot toddy on a cold fall night.
This hot toddy has a strong maple and ginger taste that brings a delightful spiced flavor.
It’s packed with fresh spices like ginger tea, black tea, cinnamon sticks, and star anise pods for an authentic and robust fall taste.
If you want a lighter fall whiskey cocktail, try this honey bourbon cocktail that has a silky smooth flavor with herbal notes.
The rosemary simple syrup brings out a bit of freshness and savory flavors for a beautifully balanced cocktail with all the right fall flavors.
If you dream of caramel apples, you can achieve the flavor with this old-fashioned recipe!
Be warned, this recipe requires many ingredients, but it’s worth it if you crave that thick and gooey caramel with the sweet and tart flavor.
This recipe helps you make cider-flavored caramel which is rich and sticky.
Whiskey is the ultimate liquor for fall in my opinion – it pairs so well with fall flavors!
If you prefer other spirits, check out
fall vodka cocktails, fall tequila cocktails, or fall cocktails made with gin.
1. Choose your favorite recipe.
2. Gather the necessary ingredients. 3. Prep and cook your recipe. 4. Enjoy!