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The Top Signature Cocktails For Fall Weddings

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Looking for the perfect fall cocktail for your fall wedding reception? Check out this list of fall-themed signature cocktails that are perfect for the autumn season.


One creative (and tasty!) way to personalize your wedding is by serving signature cocktails at your reception. The options for a cocktail are endless, with many flavors and ideas to consider. Recently, there has been an increase in two signature cocktails at a wedding to represent each of the newlyweds’ favorite drinks! Fall weddings are becoming more popular as the years go on, and what better way to celebrate the season than with signature cocktails chosen by the newlyweds?

Fall is the season of sugar, spice, and a lot of nice! But what to serve your guests? The experts at The Mixer have hand-picked the best fall cocktails to serve at your reception, including those cozy fall flavors we’ve all come to love – crispy apples, zesty oranges, soothing chai, and sweet maple.

Tasty Fall Cocktails for Your Autumn Wedding

Bourbon Hot Toddy

Ingredients needed:

  • Bourbon whiskey
  • Lemon
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Hot water or tea

Pour a whiskey shot over a cup of hot water or tea, and top it off with lemon and spices for added flavor!

A warm and soothing drink perfect for cozying up for an outdoor wedding. Options to change the liquor to rum or brandy for a different taste.

Old Fashioned

Ingredients needed:

  • Brandy
  • Bitters
  • Sugar
  • Lemon-Lime soda
  • Cherries & Orange Slices

Fill a glass with the sugar, bitters, cherries, and orange slices, and ground for ten seconds. Add ice cubes, top with brandy and soda. Stir to combine and add the garnish.

Sweet and boozy combination to spice up a simple and classic drink. The addition of fruit adds texture to an alcohol based drink.


Ingredients needed:

  • Bourbon
  • Sweet vermouth
  • Angostura bitters
  • Cherry, lemon or orange peel

Add ice to a cocktail shaker, pour in bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Stir all together and pour into a glass, top with cherry and fruit peel.

Similar to an old fashioned, the sweet vermouth is the difference, adding a bitter and herbal taste.

Bourbon Apple Cider

Ingredients needed:

  • Autumn Spice Simple Syrup
  • Bourbon
  • Lemon Juice

In a separate glass, add the bourbon, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Stir and pour into an empty glass. Add garnish of choice!

A darker-tasting drink can go down warm or cold for different types of weddings and is full of spices and flavor.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Ingredients needed:

  • Whipped cream vodka
  • Cinnamon Schnapps
  • Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
  • Half and Half
  • Nutmeg

In a shaker, add ice, vodka, cinnamon schnapps, pumpkin spice liqueur, half and half, and nutmeg. Shake until mixed and pour into separate glasses. Add toppings of choice, for example, whipped cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, or shaved chocolate.

A boozy fall drink with the taste of pumpkin pie, perfect for the fall season!

apple cranberry moscow mule - fall signature cocktails

Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule

Ingredients needed:

  • Vodka
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lime slice and fresh cranberries

Fill a mule glass with ice, pour in vodka and cranberry juice, top with ginger beer, and add the garnish of your choosing.

A festive drink of choice for the newlyweds with room for personalization and additions of more or less alcohol.

hot buttered rum -fall signature cocktails

Hot Buttered Rum

Ingredients needed:

  • Rum
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract

To create the batter, combine the brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat while constantly stirring until the butter and sugar are melted and dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

To make the cocktail, combine hot water with the batter and stir until combined. Mix in the rum and top with whip cream and nutmeg

A spinoff of an old fashioned that is sweet, creamy, and will warm you up! Every guest will love this fun drink served to them.

Hanky panky - fall signature cocktails

Hanky Panky

Ingredients needed:

  • Gin
  • Sweet Vermouth
  • Fernet Branca
  • Orange peel

Pour ice in a mixer, including the gin, sweet vermouth, and fernet branca. Stir until mixed and pour into a cocktail glass. Add an orange peel for garnish and flavor.

A little spicy, bitter, and herbal tasting for an Italian base liqueur drink. Some compare the taste to black licorice for a sophisticated palette.

Mulled Wine - fall signature cocktails

Mulled Wine

Ingredients needed:

  • Red Wine
  • Brandy
  • Apple Cider
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cloves
  • Fruit variety of choice

In a low-heat pot, stir in the red wine, apple cider, honey, cinnamon sticks, and clover. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add in the fruit of choice and brandy, stir and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Garnish with the drunken fruit and florals for a beautiful presentation!

With an extensive ingredients list, the mulled wine is bound to taste yummy. A drink similar to Christmas in a cup, sparkling and spiced!

Cranberry Orange Whiskey Sour

Ingredients needed:

  • Cranberry Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Whiskey
  • Cointreau
  • Lemon Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Thyme
  • Ginger Beer

All you need to make this tasty drink is to combine all the ingredients except the ginger beer into a shaker, then pour the drink into a glass over ice. Top with ginger beer with thyme and berries to make the drink festive!

This taste is a balance of tart and sweet, wonderful for daytime fall weddings!

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Ingredients needed:

  • Vodka
  • Coffee Liqueur
  • Heavy Cream
  • Canned Pumpkin Puree
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

Shake all ingredients in a mixer and pour into a glass over ice. Top with pumpkin pie spice and heavy cream to add a festive feel.

For pumpkin spice latte lovers, this adult version is for you! The perfect amount of spice with a creamy smooth texture.

Cranberry Margarita

Ingredients needed:

  • Tequila
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Orange Liqueur
  • Limes
  • Salt Mixture
  • Cranberries and Rosemary

Mix together tequila, cranberry juice, and orange liqueur, and stir until combined. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a glass. Dip the glass in the prepared salt mixture to coat. Serve the margaritas over fresh ice and garnish with cranberries and rosemary if desired.

A simple margarita with a festive twist! The guests will love this picture-perfect drink throughout the course of the wedding.

What Cocktail Will You Choose for Your Fall Wedding?

The variety of drinks is endless for a fall wedding, letting the creative juices flow for the newlyweds as they can pick out their favorites! Each drink can be personalized with different liquor, garnishes, or flavoring.

A list of where to buy affordable alcohol can be found here to create the cocktail of your dreams!

We hope this roundup of fall cocktails has helped the drink choosing for your future wedding! Join our community to talk all things fall weddings and more!

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