We're spicing things up this fall when it comes to cocktails. And we're starting with vodka. Instead of ringing in the autumn air with a standard martini, try whipping up one of these festive vodka-based drinks that are full of fall flavor. Then raise your copper mug in celebration—they don't call it the water of life for nothing. Check out our top 6 favorite fall vodka cocktails right now -- cheers!
1. Apple Cider Moscow Muleimage courtesy of pretty plain janes
Fresh apple cider and caramel vodka add a hint of autumnal sweetness to your traditional Mosco Mule. The drink's creator calls this the best "sit on your booty and enjoy" cocktail—and we couldn't agree more! Serve in a mug with a cozy blanket...then kick back and watch the leaves fall. Mmmmmm.
Get the recipe: Pretty Plain Janes
2. Double Chocolate S'mores Martiniimage courtesy of delightful E made
Behold dessert in a boozy cup! Let these toasty marshmallows—and sweet marshmallow vodka—warm you up and transport you back to your carefree childhood. We recommend using your stove to get the marshmallows all hot and gooey. The marshmallows combine with creme to cocoa, vodka, and a rim full of crushed graham crackers. Oh, and don't forget the chocolate syrup drizzle! YUM. Skip the dessert and drink up!
Get the recipe: Delightful E Made
3. Pear and Ginger-Sage Cocktailimage courtesy of a cozy kitchen
We're loving this sweet, sophisticated vodka cocktail recipe. Full of fruity hints of fall and paired with pungent herbs, this cocktail is both crisp and refreshing. Quench your thirst with one of these after an afternoon of apple picking or exploring a pumpkin patch. You can even dress them up with a pretty pear garnish and serve as a pre-Thanksgiving dinner drink.
Get the recipe: A Cozy Kitchen
4. Vanilla Vodka Chai Teaimage courtesy of tasty kitchen
Forget lattes: Your favorite fall tea is best served with a splash of vanilla vodka! We love this cocktail for a cozy afternoon or evening nestled by the fire with a good book. The best part? After making the simple syrup for this drink, refrigerate any leftovers and use them to make more snazzy cocktails, or stir them in batters to keep bread, cakes, and cookies extra moist. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and let this spiked spicy tea transport you to wherever you want to go! Serve hot or iced.
Get the recipe: Tasty Kitchen
5. Pumpkin Pie Shootersimage courtesy of a night owl blog
Wrap up a fall feast—or get the party started—with these sweet little dessert shooters that taste just like a bite of (spiked) pumpkin pie. Spoon a dollop of whipped cream on top of each drink for extra decadence and garnish the rims with yummy pie crust crumble. Want an easy, family-friendly treat? Just omit the booze!
Get the recipe: A Night Owl
6. Salted Caramel White Russianimage courtesy of the sweet occasion
Sure, there's a place for pumpkin spice in fall cocktails, but when it comes to the ultimate fall indulgence, bring on the salted caramel! The key to making this drink extra luscious is balancing the sweetness by sprinkling a pinch of coarse sea salt over the top of each glass. Watch out Lebowski...this is one White Russian you don't want to miss!
Get the recipe: The Sweet Occasion