Whiskey Cocktails that are Perfect for Fall

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October 11, 2021

It’s whiskey season! These whiskey cocktails are perfect for fall. And the best part? Plenty of them only call for a few ingredients and some shaking over ice. Grab your favorite whiskey and get started. 

Maple Bourbon Spice


1.5 Bulleit bourbon

1 oz lemon juice

4 tsp maple syrup 

Pinch of ground cinnamon

Cinnamon stick 


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. 

Top with ingredients and shake. 

Strain into a glass and add a cinnamon stick for garnish. 

Cider Whiskey Smash


1 oz Redemption Rye Whiskey

½ oz lemon juice

4 oz apple cider

Apple slices and herbs for garnish


Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. 

Pour and garnish with apple slices as well as your favorite herbs (we recommend some thyme and/or rosemary!). 

Apple Cider Old Fashioned


2 oz apple cider

Angostura bitters

Pinch of brown sugar

2 oz Michter’s Bourbon 

Orange slice, apple slice, and cinnamon stick for garnish


Combine apple juice, bitters, and sugar until sugar is well dissolved. 

Add ice and whiskey, and stir lightly. 

Garnish with orange slice, apple slice, and cinnamon stick.

Fall Spice Whiskey Sour


2 oz Smooth Ambler Old Scout American Whiskey 

3 oz apple cider

Juice of 1 lemon

Pinch of pumpkin pie spice

Apple slice and rosemary sprig for garnish


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, and shake until well combined. 

Strain and pour over ice. 

Garnish with an apple slice and rosemary sprig. 

Autumn Whiskey Smash


2 oz Bulleit Bourbon

¾ oz simple syrup

3 lemon wedges

4 mint leaves


Muddle the lemon and mint in a shaker. 

Add bourbon and simple syrup with ice. Shake until chilled. 

Strain into a glass over ice. 

Garnish with more mint.

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