4 Fall Cocktails to Serve this Season

Halloween is right around the corner! But this year it’s on a Wednesday — LAME! This year, keep the spooky vibes going by keeping the spirits flowing with some eerily delicious cocktails that you can conjure up right at home. Weather you’re avoiding trick-or-treating with the nieces and nephews, strolling through a fall festival or just being a seasonal sad boi, these cocktails are just the thing to enhance the mood.

 

Hudson Valley Cooler

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The spicy rye with a hint of natural, earthly maple sweetness in Hudson Whiskey’s Maple Cask Rye perfectly complements the maple syrup and apple cider in this fall cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Hudson Maple Cask Rye

  • ½ part fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ part real maple syrup

  • 2 parts fresh apple cider

  • Apple slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add lemon juice, maple syrup, and Maple Cask Rye to a shaker with ice.

  2. Shake briefly to combine and chill.

  3. Strain over fresh ice cubes into a rocks glass.

  4. Top with apple cider.

  5. Stir to combine and garnish with apple slices.

 

Fall Bellini

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Enjoy this fall favorite made with Reyka Vodka, which hails from Iceland and even uses lava rocks as a natural filtration system to create a silky smooth finish.

Ingredients

  • 1 part Reyka Vodka

  • ¾ part spiced syrup*

  • 8-10 parts sparkling champagne

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to flute and garnish with Baby’s Breath.

*Spiced Syrup:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

  • 10 cloves

  • 1 cinnamon stick 2 ½ in

  • 1 star anise

  • 1 peel from an orange.

Instructions

  1. Bring ingredients to a boil in a pot.

  2. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

  3. Let cool completely.

  4. Fine strain and bottle.

 

Vampire’s Weakness (a Boulevardier)

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Did you know Halloween is an Irish Holiday?! Keep the tradition alive with spooky cocktails made with the world’s second largest Irish whiskey brand, Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ part Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey

  • 1 part Campari

  • 1 part Sweet vermouth

  • Garnish: 1 Bloodied Eyeball - Made using a Lychee, a blueberry and fruit preserves which create the veins.

Instructions

  1. Pour liquid ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.

  2. Stir until chilled. Strain into glass.

  3. Garnish.

 

Mischief Night

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Have a mischievous Halloween with this spooky cocktail featuring the special blend of Caribbean rum, natural spices and flavors of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

  • ½ part fresh lemon juice

  • 1 part Grade-A Vermont maple syrup

  • 1 ½ parts fresh orange juice

  • Seasonal pilsner (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Build ingredients in empty shaker, add ice.

  2. Shake and strain into chilled pint glass or desired beer mug (no ice).

  3. Top with a seasonal pilsner of your choosing.

Nick Bailey is a forward thinking journalist with a well-rounded skill set including writing, design, and photography. Nick now resides in Austin, TX after earning a degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis on journalism from Texas A&M University—Commerce.