4 Cozy Fall Cocktails for Every Occasion

Although some parts of the United States are still experiencing summer-like temperatures, the spirit of fall has officially taken over. With its trendy drinks – hello Pumpkin Spice Lattes – colorful activities, and nostalgic forms of entertainment, it seems as though the holiday season has extended its reaches into the month of October. So, while you’re in the process of changing out your wardrobe and your home décor, go ahead and swap out those favorite summer drinks for something a little more seasonally appropriate. Ginger, cinnamon, apple, and pear flavors stand out during this season and combining them together into a fall-themed cocktail can create one truly delicious drink. 

Signature fall-themed cocktails are the perfect way to spice up a sweater weather dinner party or warm yourself from the inside out while watching the leaves turn. No matter your taste preferences, you are sure to find something that sparks your fancy with our tried and true seasonal cocktails.  Follow these easy recipes to create a few of your favorite whiskey-based fall drinks for every event that comes your way during the coziest time of the year. Just don’t forget to grab a bottle or two of our Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey to make these drinks truly spectacular. 

Give in to the “Pear Pressure” 

Mix up this lovely cocktail during a dinner party or friendly gathering during the months of October and November. With the perfect quantity of fall spice and a generous amount of pear flavoring, the Pear Pressure cocktail is as wonderful as the season’s change. Serve it alongside a butternut squash and apple soup or enjoy it with a chocolate and cranberry cake for an evening that is filled with comfort and joy. 

Pear Pressure Ingredients 

  • 2 oz Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey

  • 2 oz pear juice

  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 oz cinnamon simple syrup (see below for recipe) 

  • Nutmeg garnish

How to Make the “Pear Pressure”

  • Start by rimming coupe glass with ground nutmeg. 

  • Next, combine all the listed ingredient in the shaker with ice. 

  • Finally, shake & strain then serve in your ready glasses. 

If you are curious about how to make your own Cinnamon Simple Syrup, we recommend checking out this article for an easy and helpful recipe. 


Have a “Flannel Fiesta” 

As cozy as the name suggests, the Flannel Fiesta is a drink best served snuggled up by a crackling hearth with a bowl of freshly made kettle corn. Use it to spice up your game night or to make a woodsy cabin getaway much more inviting. Fresh apple cider brings out the flavor of the Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey and the syrup (simple or maple) is the cherry on top. 

Flannel Fiesta Ingredients 

  •  2 oz Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey

  •  2 oz apple cider

  • 1/2 oz lemon juice

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (Maple works great too)

  • Dash of ground cinnamon

  • Dash of ground nutmeg  

How to Make the Flannel Fiesta

  • First, combine all ingredients listed above in a shaker. 

  • Next, shake and strain over fresh ice. 

  • Garnish your glasses with a cinnamon stick for an extra special touch. 

Move Aside Pumpkin Spice Latte 

There’s a new fall drink in town and it’s not going anywhere. The Pumpkin Old Fashioned is sure to warm your bones after a chilly Sunday afternoon at the pumpkin patch or the corn maze. Seasonal ingredients, such as pumpkin butter and Angostura bitters, put a spin on this classic cocktail but the real hero of the drink is the Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey. Follow the recipe below for a true taste of fall. 

OMG (Oh My Gourd) aka Pumpkin Old Fashioned Ingredients

  • 2 oz Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey

  • Bar Spoon Pumpkin Butter (find in your specialty grocery store) 

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters (tiki bitters or walnut bitters work great as well)

  • Fresh orange peel garnish

  • Freshly grated nutmeg

How to Make the OMG – Pumpkin Old Fashioned 

  • First, combine whiskey, bitters, and pumpkin butter in stirring glass with ice.

  • Stir the ingredients for 20 seconds. 

  • Fine strain in a rocks glass over a large ice cube. 

  • Garnish with fresh orange peel & nutmeg. 


A Classic Cocktail with a Seasonal Twist 

If you don’t have a signature seasonal cocktail just yet, feel free to give the Misunderstood Mule a signature spin. With its rich ginger flavors and hints of apple and spice, this cocktail recipe is the winner of any fall gathering. Gather close friends together for a friendly cocktail creation competition and wow the judges with this seasonal twist on a classic drink. 

Misunderstood Mule Ingredients 

  • 2 oz Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey

  • 1/2 oz lime juice

  • 1 oz apple cider

  • Top ginger beer

  • Cinnamon & apple garnish

How to Make the Misunderstood Mule 

  • Start by combining all the listed ingredients over fresh ice in a Misunderstood Cup. 

  • Stir the ingredients together well and garnish with apple shavings or a stick of cinnamon. 

Fall is the perfect time of the year to gather friends and family together before the rush of the holiday season starts and spend time making memories with fun activities and friendly competitions. You can make sure your next fall party is memorable with one of the seasonal cocktails listed above. Or, if nothing here strikes your fancy, pop on over to our Cocktails’ page for a list of 40+ drinks all created by the innovative and accomplished Misunderstood Whiskey mixologists. 

All of the listed cocktail ingredients can be found at your local, specialty grocery stores and the Misunderstood Whiskey online store. Purchase the Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey online or find them in a store closest to you with their handy store locator. Make this season one to remember with the help of Misunderstood Whiskey and a few delicious drinks.