Festive Fall Drink Recipes

For a taste of autumn, mix up one of these delicious drink recipes. Our seasonal sippers feature fall's best produce, including apples, cranberries, and more! Enjoy one of these fall drinks tonight!

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  • Tennessee Cherry Cocktail

    Sweet cherries, cherry-infused whiskey, cocoa, and vanilla mingle in this dessert-like concoction.

  • Autumn Punch

    Fresh-sliced plums garnish a blend of apple-cranberry juice and sweet white wine.

    Best for: Low-key backyard parties
    Prep: 20 minutes
    Chill: Four hours

    Tip: To make this recipe kid-friendly, substitute ginger ale for the white wine.

  • Winter Fruit Sangria

    Sangria isn't just for summer. This recipe gets harvest flavors from apricots, cranberries, figs, and raisins -- and makes a delightful accompaniment to tapas. Club soda adds a touch of fizz.

    Best for: Friday night potluck dinners
    Prep: 15 minutes
    Chill: Up to 24 hours

    Tip: For best results, make this recipe with Rioja or Merlot.

  • Cranberry-Ginger Tea

    Jazz up white or green tea with thinly sliced ginger and sweet cranberry sauce.

    Best for: An afternoon potluck
    Start to finish: 15 minutes

    Tip: Freeze whole cranberries in ice cubes for a beautifully festive touch.

  • Tea and Cider Wassail

    Freshly picked apple slices top off this warm drink of herbal tea, fruit juices, cinnamon, and cloves.

    Best for: Weeknight dinner parties
    Prep: 15 minutes
    Cook: 30 minutes

    Tip: To serve, ladle the wassail in a heatproof punch bowl.

  • Apple Cider Punch

    A refreshing blend of cold apple cider, orange juice, and sparkling white grape juice makes a sweet treat for trick-or-treat night or for a fall birthday party.

    Best for: Family get-togethers, children's parties
    Start to finish: 5 minutes

    Tip: To give this punch a grown-up twist, add sparkling wine instead of grape juice.

  • Cranberry Apple Crush

    Blended warm apple cider, cranberry juice, and spices offer a sweet taste of fall.

    Best for: Dinner parties on chilly nights
    Start to finish: 15 minutes

    Tip: Slices of fresh lime or kumquats make a beautiful, edible garnish.

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  • Cranberry Martini

    This fresh twist on the traditional Cosmopolitan -- it's frozen -- has a yummy hint of vanilla.

    Best for: Saturday night dinner parties or desserts
    Prep: 20 minutes
    Cool: 30 minutes
    Freeze: 3 days
    Stand: 30 minutes

    Tip: For an extra festive touch, spear fresh cranberries with a toothpick for your garnish.

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    Sparkling Cranberry Rose

    A fizzy blend of sugar cubes, cranberry juice, and rose wine makes a delightful pre-dinner cocktail.

    Best for: Last-minute weekend get-togethers
    Start to finish: 10 minutes

    Tip: For an eye-catching garnish, place a wooden skewer of fresh cranberries in each glass.

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