Fall 2023 Cocktail Recipes

It's not officially fall until September 23, but with Labor Day Weekend in the rearview mirror, fall flavors and cocktails are already taking over menus—and have been for a while!

SpotOn, a leading restaurant software and payments provider, reports independent restaurants in its point-of-sale system have already added more than 602 pumpkin menu items. SpotOn has seen a 2200% increase in pumpkin menu items added since July 1st, and 65% of these items are beverages (27% beer, wine, 20% cocktail, 13% coffee, and 4% tea)—think Pumpkin Spice White Russians, Pumpkin Spice Mudslides, and Pumpkin Pie Shooters for cool versions of the warming fall flavors. 

In addition to pumpkin, SpotOn is seeing other autumnal flavors trending as well with restaurants adding items featuring these three top flavors:

  • 401 Maple items added
  • 419 Pecan items added
  • 684 Pear items added 

If you haven't added fall flavors to your cocktail menus yet, or you're looking for a few new fall cocktail recipes, we've got you covered!


whiskey recipe
Recipe & photo: Slane Irish Whiskey

Slane Cold Brew


1 part Slane Irish Whiskey

⅔ part Maple Syrup 

Top with Cold Brew Coffee 

3 Coffee Beans (garnish)


Build all ingredients over ice and stir. Ganish with three coffee beans.


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Recipe: 1-800-Lucky
Photo: Deyson Rodriguez



.5 oz hot sauce

.5 oz soy sauce 

.5 oz lime juice 

1 Kirin Ichiban Beer

Shichimi Togarashi (rim)

1 lime (garnish)


Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and stir. Using a lime, rim a pint glass with Shichimi Togarashi. Strain cocktail mixture into pint glass and serve over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel. 


fall cocktail recipes
Photo & recipe: Clyde May's

Alabama Sour


2 oz Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey

5 oz Sweet and Sour Mix

½ oz Raspberry Vodka

Garnish: Cherries, mint, and a lemon wheel


Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously. Serve over ice.


fall cocktail recipes
Photo & recipe: Teremana Tequila 

Fresh Orchard Apple Manarita


2 oz Teremana Reposado

0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1 oz Fresh Apple Juice

0.5 oz Agave Nectar


Combine all  ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.


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Photo & recipe: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Martini


1 ¼ oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

¾ oz. coffee liqueur

½ oz. pumpkin syrup

2 oz. espresso

Dash of pumpkin spice


Combine 1 ¼ oz. Skrewball, ¾ oz. coffee liqueur, ½ oz. pumpkin syrup, 2 oz. espresso & a dash of pumpkin spice into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into coupe glass. Sprinkle with pumpkin spice & drizzle with chocolate.


fall cocktail recipes
Photo & recipe: Aviation Gin

Negroni Upgrade


1.5 oz Aviation American Gin

0.75 oz Bitter Aperitivo Liqueur

0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth

Orange Twist


Combine all ingredients into mixing glass with Ice. Stir, then strain into Rocks glass with Ice. Garnish with Orange Twist.


fall cocktail recipes
Photo & recipe: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

Pumpkin Paradise


1 ½ oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

¾ oz. Zaya Gran Reserva Rum

½ oz. orange juice

½ oz. pineapple juice

½ oz. pumpkin cream of coconut mix*

3 pineapple top leaves

Pumpkin spice


Pumpkin Cream of Coconut Mix

15 oz. can pumpkin puree

15 oz. can cream of coconut

2 dashes vanilla extract

1 tsp. cinnamon

¾ tsp. nutmeg

3 tbsp. sugar


For the pumpkin cream of coconut, blend all ingredients to taste. To make the cocktail, shake all ingredients together in a shaker with ice and pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with three pineapple leaves and powdered pumpkin spice.


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