Looking for some fall-themed cocktails? Take a look at these

By Published On: October 10, 2022

Paul Vigna, pennlive.com (MCT)

With the weather turning cooler and the leaves about to begin changing colors, Fine Wine & Good Spirits has seasonally inspired cocktail recipes that folks are sure to fall in love with this October.

From a Caramel Apple Martini to a Harvest Fruit Sangria, these recipes are packed with classic autumnal flavors that are perfect for celebrating the new season. It’s also suggesting a wickedly delicious punch that screams Halloween and perfect for an adults-only costume party.

Per Fine Wine & Good Spirits, here are those recipes:

Fall Cocktail Recipes

Caramel Apple Martini



  • Rim a chilled coupe glass with caramel sauce and sea salt; set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients, except for garnishes, in a mixing glass half-filled with ice.
  • Stir and strain into prepared glass.
  • Garnish with apple wedge.

Harvest Fruit Sangria (serves 8)



  • Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Chill for 2 hours.
  • Add sparkling water and grapes.
  • Ladle into wineglasses.

Autumn Apple Spice


  • 1 ½ oz Captain Morgan Sliced Apple Rum
  • 4 oz apple cider
  • ½ oz cinnamon syrup*
  • ¼ oz fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar, for garnish
  • Apple slices, for garnish
  • Star anise, for garnish


  • Rim a stemless wineglass with sugar and fill with ice; set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients, except for garnishes, in a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake and strain into prepared glass.
  • Garnish with apple slices and star anise.

*Cinnamon Syrup: Combine 2-3 cinnamon sticks, ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and let cool.

Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Blood Punch (October’s Cocktail of the Month)



  • Fill punch bowl halfway with ice.
  • Combine all ingredients, except for garnish, in punch bowl; stir.
  • Ladle into rocks glasses.
  • Garnish with lychee eyeballs.

*Lychee Eyeballs: 1 20-oz can of lychee fruit (rinsed if in syrup and set aside to dry), ¼ cup fresh blueberries and ½ cup red preserves. Carefully add a small amount of red preserves to the hole in the lychee fruit, then insert a blueberry. Using a toothpick, dip it in the preserves to paint veins on the eyeball. Gently skewer.


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