Enjoy Autumn Flavors With These Spice Cocktails

Falling leaves and temperatures mean it’s time to pull out the sweaters, start the bonfires, and drink apple cider or lattes with added cinnamon and pumpkin spice. But why not pair those flavors with your favorite warming spirit? Mixing spices into cocktails enhances whiskey’s inherent baking-spice notes, like cinnamon, clove, and vanilla, and the right balance of ingredients keeps these drinks from becoming sweeter than pie.

The Autumn Bond

Rye whiskey meets apples and cinnamon in this drink that captures the famous flavors of fall.

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Smoky American Pimm’s Cup

Peated American single malt and blackberry syrup join together to create a sweet and smoky cocktail that’ll warm you right up.

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Clove-Minded

As the name suggests, cloves are at the heart of this drink, with homemade clove-cinnamon syrup pairing with rye whiskey for a spice explosion.

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Harvest Sour

A seasonal twist on the New York Sour, this cocktail combines bourbon with pear brandy, walnut liqueur, and homemade clove syrup for a fruity, aromatic drink.

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Two whiskey cocktails sit next to a small plate of cinnamon sticks.
Two whiskey cocktails sit next to a small plate of cinnamon sticks.

The Autumn Bond

Apples and cinnamon meet amaro and rye whiskey in this sweet and spicy cocktail.

A whiskey cocktail being poured into a rocks glass.
A whiskey cocktail being poured into a rocks glass.

Clove-Minded

Fruit and spice notes abound in this drink that combines amaro, Grand Marnier, and absinthe with rye.