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15 Best Fall Gin Cocktails for the Holidays

Kick your feet up, get cozy, and sip one of these gorgeous fall gin cocktails.

They’re vibrant, tasty, and perfect for lifting your spirits on a cold day.

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What better way to celebrate the start of the holiday season than a crisp gin cocktail?

Whether you like it clean and fresh or dark and sweet, I know you’ll find more than one recipe here to love.

After all, these fall gin cocktails are brimming with autumnal colors and festive spices.

So why not test out your bartending skills and make your next holiday party one to remember?

15 Easy Autumn Cocktail Recipes

1. Apple Cider Cocktail

This fruity apple cider cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving. It has a fantastic apple-forward taste that’s sweet, tart, and oh-so-warm.

Deliciously smooth, these cocktails go down a little too easily. They make any chilly autumn night warm and snuggly, and they’re pretty easy to make, too.

Combine gin, apple cider, lime juice, honey simple syrup, and cinnamon. Garnish with thyme sprigs, cinnamon sticks, and apple matchsticks.

2. Fall Gin & Tonic

Nothing hits the spot like a G&T! But why not take the classic gin and tonic to a whole other level with some fun fall-time additions? 

Cinnamon and cardamom add so much warmth to this typically cool and refreshing drink.

That said, it’s still super fresh and absolutely delicious. 

If you have the time, I can’t recommend the spiced gin enough!

3. Blackberry French 75

Feeling a little fancy? Whip up this enchanting French 75 cocktail.

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It’s refreshing and citrusy, with sparkling gin flavors and plenty of deep, fruity goodness.

It features the usual gin, Champagne, and lemon juice. But there’s also blackberry simple syrup for color and flavor.

And while that purple hue may seem more suited to spring or summer, the intense blackberries are wonderfully potent.

4. Gin Apple Pie Cocktail

If you’re hoping for dessert in a glass, you can’t beat this gin apple pie cocktail.

It needs just three ingredients, including cinnamon simple syrup and spiced gin, and it’s ready in a flash.

Cinnamon simple syrup works wonders in this drink, adding so much depth to every sip. Plus, it balances the piney gin perfectly. 

Add a delicious apple cider and a touch of sugar for the perfect cocktail. It really does taste like an apple pie – just without all the effort of baking one.

5. Grapefruit & Thyme Gin Fizz

Pretty in pink, this grapefruit and thyme gin fizz will steal the show at every party this holiday season!

And though it looks super impressive, a gin fizz is actually pretty effortless to make at home.

The hardest part is making the thyme-infused simple syrup, and all that entails is simmering sugar, water, and thyme until syrupy.

From there, you’ll add syrup, grapefruit juice, and gin to a cocktail shaker with ice and work it until it’s cold.

Top these cocktails with club soda and garnish with a thyme sprig and grapefruit segment.

They’re sure to turn heads at all your fall festivities!

6. Fig & Thyme Gin Cocktail

If grapefruit is too tart for your tastes, maybe you’d like this fig, thyme, and gin cocktail instead?

This twist on a classic G&T is sweet, fruity, and has such a lovely herbal finish, thanks to the thyme. 

One sip, and you’ll be hooked.

Garnish these fancy G&Ts with chopped figs and a fresh sprig of thyme. Cheers!

7. Vanilla Fig Gin Cocktail

Get cozy this fall with one of these vanilla, fig, and gin cocktails. They’re just what you need to kick back and relax at the end of a chilly autumn day. 

This glorious concoction of sweet, fruity figs and vanilla extract is a dream come true.

To make these cocktails look extra special, add a little honey to the rim of the glass and dip it in brown sugar. Delish!

8. Blackberry Cocktail

Here’s another gorgeous blackberry cocktail I know you’ll love! It’s elegant, fruity, and that deep dark color is picture-perfect.

This simple, sweet cocktail is made with blackberries, gin, and Prosecco, so it’s similar to the French 75.

Only without the lemon juice and using Prosecco over Champagne, this one is much sweeter.

In addition, you’ll need regular simple syrup and fresh berries muddled in the glass.

9. Blood Orange Elderflower Gin Cocktail

Blood oranges are my favorite fall citrus because of that deep, dark orange hue.

And luckily, they taste just as good as they look! Especially in this orange and elderflower gin drink.

St. Germain is floral and sweet, contrasting the often sharp flavors of gin. In contrast, the blood orange is punchy and fresh.

Add a splash of ginger ale for fizz, and sip away!

10. Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail

If you enjoy fruity drinks, you’ll adore this spiced pear and gin cocktail!

Pears are fruity, sweet, and buttery, and the mild flavor pairs beautifully with spices.

You’ll need pear juice, gin, spiced pear liqueur, lemon juice, and cardamom bitters.

If you can’t find spiced pear liqueur, make your own with pears, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, vodka, and simple syrup.

Decorate this fabulously fresh drink with a pear slice and a thyme sprig. Easy peasy!

11. Pumpkin Spiced Gin Cocktail

No list of fall drinks would be complete without pumpkin spice! And this pumpkin spice gin cocktail might just become your new go-to.

Mix quality gin with Pumpkin Reàl Pumpkin Puree Infused Syrup and orange Curaçao liqueur.

That blend ensures every sip is sweet, sour, and delightfully boozy.

12. Creamy Earl Grey Cocktail

Tea lovers, this one’s for you!

Earl Grey tea is floral and lightly citrusy, so it makes total sense to add it to botanical gin!

In this unique cocktail, you’ll shake an Earl Grey simple syrup with gin, fresh lemon juice, and egg whites.

When that’s foamy, add the ice and give it another quick shake.

How easy is that?

13. Pomegranate Rosemary Gin Sparkler

Pomegranate is one of my favorite fall flavors for drinks. It’s sweet, deeply fruity, and looks terrific in pictures.

And it tastes extra special with the right kind of gin.

For example, Esmé gin has notes of pomegranate and orange, making it the ideal choice for this one!

14. Fall Gin Sangria

Made with my new favorite gin, Empress 1908, this fall sangria features gin, brandy, white wine, pomegranate juice, black tea, and cinnamon syrup.

So yeah, it’s nothing like your usual fruity punch!

Instead, it’s intense, boozy, and loaded with earthy and warm flavors.

Lightened with soda water, it’s best to leave it in the fridge overnight. That way, everything marries and becomes nicely balanced.

15. The “Autumn Twilight” Grape & Rosemary Cocktail

If you want to serve cocktails that’ll turn heads at your next party, this is it!

An Autumn Twilight is a grape and rosemary cocktail with the most stunning scarlet red color. 

Made with rosemary simple syrup, lime juice, gin, concord grapes, and seltzer, these sparkling cocktails are elegant, mesmerizing, and absolutely delicious.

If you want them more rosemary-forward, let the minced rosemary steep in the simple syrup for an hour before mixing it into your cocktail.

The herbal flavor is to die for.

15 Best Fall Gin Cocktails for the Holidays

Kick your feet up, get cozy, and sip one of these gorgeous fall gin cocktails. They’re vibrant, tasty, and perfect for lifting your spirits on a cold day.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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