Best Fall Drink Recipes

Sweeten up the season with these delectable fall drinks! Using apples, cranberries, and other fall favorites. Pull out your cocktail shaker and start mixing. Cheers!

Winter Fruit Sangria

This is a great drink to make for a party or while entertaining friends or family, on a chilly autumn weekend. Take a summer classic and make it a fall favorite, that everyone will love. 

You’ll need

6 dried Calimyrna figs, sliced

6 dried apricots, cut into slivers

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 cup brandy

2 tablespoons honey

750 milliliter bottle Merlot

10 ounce bottle club soda

1) In a pan stir together the dried figs, dried apricots,dried cranberries, brandy, and honey. Cook over medium-low heat until simmering and remove from heat. Let mixture cool slightly. 

2) Add the wine and stir gentely.Put mixture into a pitcher and refrigerate for several hours, til cold.  

3) To serve, strain the dried fruit out of the sangria.  Add ice cubes, club soda, stir gently and serve.  

Cranberry Martini

This drink takes a bit of preparation time, but it is well worth the wait. This is a fall drink that can follow you right into the Christmas season too. 

You’ll need

1 cup cranberries

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

1 750 milliliter  vodka

1 Vanilla Sugar

 Ice cubes

Cranberries

1) To make the cranberry flavored vodka, add the cranberries, sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, keep stiring until the sugar dissolves. Keep the mixture boiling until the cranberries begin to burst open. Remove saucepan from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. 

2) Strain cranberry mixture, but keep the cranberries and the liquid. In a large glass pitcher, combine vodka, reserved strained cranberries, and 2/3 cup of the reserved liquid and you can throw out the remaining liquid. Cover the pitcher and freeze for three days.

3) In the meantime, make your vanilla sugar. See below. 

4) After three days strain cranberries out of vodka. You can throw out the cranberries and you should be left with about four cups of vodka mixture. 

5) Spread the vanilla sugar on a small plate and dip the rims of the martini glasses into water then in the vanilla sugar to coat the rims.  Then set the martini glasses to the side. 

6) Put ice cubes into your martini shaker, add two cups of vodka mixture and shake. Strain into the vanilla sugar coated glasses and garnish with a cranberry and serve. 

vanilla sugar

4 cups granulated sugar

1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise

Fill a small jar with the sugar and places the split vanilla bean into the jar. Cover the jar and leave for several days. But, if you desire a strong vanilla taste you can let this sit for several weeks. 

Baileys Caramel Appletini 

This simple drink is a great replacement for a cup of coco or a mug of hot cider. It’s great for warming up the kitchen or curling up next to the fireplace. 

You’ll need

1 ounce Irish cream

1/2 ounce green apple flavored vodka

1 slice apple

1 teaspoon caramel

1) First, put ice cubes into your martini shaker. Then, add Irish cream, green apple flavored vodka and shake. 

2) Strain into a martini glass. Add the teaspoon of caramel, drizzle across the top, garnish with an apple slice and serve.