my favorite bourbon-based cocktail recipes for fall

photography by Ashley Batz.

Fall is definitely my favorite time to sip cocktails; there’s something so lovely about notes of spice, the vanilla of bourbon, and the tartness of apple. Because I’m not quite ready to pack up my outdoor pillows and furniture to head inside, I’ve been brainstorming ways to stay warm outdoors just a littttle bit longer. I love cuddling around my backyard fire pit with a cozy throw and a strong cocktail in hand. I realized that over the years we’ve shared so many yummy drinks here on the blog, that I decided to peruse the recipe archives and re-share my top 5 cocktail for fall… especially the bourbon-based ones!

First up, this delicious Spiced Apple Old Fashioned. I think this is the quintessential fall cocktail, with the warm, vanilla notes of bourbon paired with a yummy spiced apple syrup.

Click here for the Spiced Apple Old Fashioned recipe.

portrait of a cocktail fig manhattan //

photography by Craft + Cocktails.

Next up, how about a September farmer’s market staple: the fig! We whipped up a delicious Fig Manhattan, perfect for sipping around the fire.

Click here for the Fig Manhattan recipe.

portrait of a cocktail // apple + grilled thyme smash recipe on

photography by Craft + Cocktails.

The days are getting shorter and chillier, but I still haven’t put away my grill juuuust yet. Keep yours out, too, and whip up some Apple + Grilled Thyme Smashes! I love the bit of smokiness that grilling adds to this perfect-for-fall libation.

Click here to get the recipe for the Apple + Grilled Thyme Smash.

a fall fête + mulled wine old fashioned for Ecco Domani

photography by Belathée Photography.

For a cocktail that’s a great entertaining drink, look no further than this Mulled Wine Old Fashioned. I love the mix of spices we used, especially when paired with Merlot, bourbon, and muddled blackberries.

Click here for the Mulled Wine Old Fashioned recipe.

portrait of a cocktail // quincy hot toddy recipe

photography by Craft + Cocktails.

Last, but certainly not least… a twist on a perennial fall favorite, the Hot Toddy. This version is spiked with quince-infused bourbon and anise.

Click here for the Quince Hot Toddy recipe.

my top 5 bourbon-based cocktail recipes for fall — Get all the details on how to make the spiced apple old fashioned, the fig manhattan, the apple + grilled thymed smash, mulled wine old fashioned, and the quince hot toddy — all on

So, tell me… what are you sippin’ this fall?