The autumnal equinox has come and gone, ushering in a new season of flavors to enjoy. When we think of classic fall drinks, people often name a few go-to fall cocktail recipes.
The only limit for your perfect autumn beverage is your own imagination. Gone are the days when autumn only meant maple syrup flavors and apple cider — we can get a little more creative than just apple cider mimosas, apple cider sangria, apple cider margaritas, or mulled cider.
We have nothing against these classic delights, but sometimes, the only thing standing between you and a new favorite drink is a rocks glass, a cocktail shaker, and an idea.
We love these cocktail recipes because they have the special ability to set an autumnal mood. Whether you want to make the most of the season during a Halloween get-together or just want to punctuate those fleeting fall days with a drink as special as the changing leaves, we have a few tasty suggestions.
Our 5 Favorite Fall Cocktails
The best fall cocktails are as much a celebration of the fall as they are an ode to summer, so there’s no limit to the delectable fall flavors that you can create.
All that a drink needs to qualify as an autumn cocktail is the ability to make you feel like you’re fully experiencing the season. This will inevitably look a bit different for everyone, but here are some of our favorite fruity offerings that will make this season one to remember.
1. DIY Guava Mojitos
A mojito is well-known as a drink that is as refreshing as it is comforting, making for the perfect autumn beverage. This Guava Mojito recipe makes use of our Guava Citra Hard Kombucha, found within Flying Embers’ Tropical Hops Variety Pack. The subtle piney flavors bring to mind fall days, as do the rest of the recipe’s delicious ingredients.
This simple drink can be completed in three easy steps. First, muddle some fresh mint into the bottom of your glass. Next, pour in equal parts white rum and lime juice.
Finally, top off the mixture with our Guava Citra Hard Kombucha flavor and get ready to enjoy. You can garnish this drink with a sprig of mint, a lime wedge, or anything else that puts you in the spirit of the season.
2. Orange Passion Mimosa Hard Kombucha
For a drink that can be enhanced with your own recipe or enjoyed straight out of the can, look no further than our Orange Passion Mimosa Hard Kombucha.
This hard kombucha features all the fruity tang of the classic brunch staple but in a lighter option that will leave you feeling ready for whatever the day might bring.
3. Ready-To-Drink Blood Orange Pomegranate Margaritas
Another ready-to-drink classic, this margarita can be enjoyed year-round, but it offers something especially memorable during the fall. The Blood Orange Pomegranate Margarita found within our Margarita Variety Pack is so light that it can be enjoyed any time of the day.
To top off this already wonderful drink, an orange slice can finish off both the aesthetic of the beverage and its flavor profile with a flourish.
4. The Spicy Pineapple
Nothing warms up a crisp autumn day quite like a bit of spice. The Spicy Pineapple delivers a hefty dose of spice and tropical flavors, all with the help of our Pineapple Chili Hard Kombucha.
To make this drink at home, start with your desired amount of ice, an ounce of chili-infused mezcal, half an ounce of lime juice, half an ounce of agave, and two and a half ounces of Pineapple Chili Hard Kombucha.
For a finishing touch, consider adding tajin to the rim of the glass for an added kick. To bring out its tropical notes, look no further than a pineapple garnish in the form of fronds or wedges.
5. Grapefruit Rosemary Smash
Finally, when we’re searching for a taste of fall, we can’t get enough of our Grapefruit Rosemary Smash. With the help of a cocktail shaker, start off by muddling some rosemary.
Next, pour in an ounce of vodka, half an ounce of grapefruit juice, half an ounce of honey syrup (a healthier alternative to simple syrup), and ice. Now, it’s time for the fun part: Shake the mixture well to allow the flavors to combine.
Lastly, pour the brew into a glass, and top it off with our Grapefruit Thyme Hard Kombucha.
What Makes These Fall Cocktails Stand Out?
If the memorable taste of these fall cocktails wasn’t enough, here’s even more to love about our fall drink offerings.
Zero-Sugar and Zero-Carbs
Too many popular beverages include ingredients that weigh you down. At Flying Embers, we do exactly the opposite. All our drinks are naturally free of sugar and have zero carbs, leaving you feeling as light as a fall breeze.
Vegan and Keto-Friendly
Our brews are also perfect for people who are vegan or keto. If you’re searching for beverages that prove the best things in life don’t have to be filled with unnecessary ingredients, look no further.
Complex, Bold Flavors
While drinks like a classic old-fashioned, a white Russian, mulled wine, or a hot toddy all have their time and place, we believe in innovation and trying new flavor combinations. Just like the changing of the seasons, we want to embrace the future and all the excitement that comes with it.
This thirst for new experiences has led to us making a variety of wonderful, low-calorie options for people to enjoy. Our cocktail recipe suggestions will give you a delectable taste of the season, but they can also function as a jumping-off point. Let these flavors inspire you to create tequila cocktails, gin cocktails, bourbon cocktails, and fall sangria recipes all your own.
If flavors like cranberry and pumpkin spice make the season for you, don’t be afraid to use garnishes to highlight those flavor profiles. Similarly, cranberry juice, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and different kinds of botanical bitters and liqueurs can add new notes to your drinks.
Celebrate Fall With One-of-a-Kind Drinks
With the burning hot excitement of summer now behind us, it’s time to settle in for the splendor of what this next season can bring.
From hikes to see foliage to sitting around the fire with close friends to the simple joy of wearing a sweater, fall is one of the best times of the year. Any of these lovely experiences can be easily enhanced with the addition of a classic cocktail or even a not-so-classic autumn cocktail.