The Best Fall Cocktails in NYC and Where to Find Them

Fall in NYC is sweet and heavy this year. The crisp, autumnal flavors of cider and apple brandy have arrived, and it’s time to fully embrace the cooler weather. These cocktails will mesh perfectly with sweaters and scarves and keep you warm as well as refreshed.

The Wild Bee’s Old Fashioned
Any bourbon drink at this time of year seems to take on the color and attitude of fall. Honey and rosemary vanilla syrup with Angostura bitters make this Buffalo Trace bourbon delightful. (Juliette, 135 N 5th St., Brooklyn; 718-388-9222)

Lounge Act
Flavors of orange and plum, herbs and slight anise will make you think of the seasons changing…from very hot to not so hot. Dudognon Cognac and Rittenhouse Rye will get you drunk on those thoughts. Served stirred in a coupe—classy. (Dram, 177 S 4th St., Brooklyn; 718-486-3726)
 
Snow Cap Float
If you’re still longing for those warm summer days, this cocktail packages a surprisingly warm cocktail into a summer treat. Barbancourt Rhum, Ramazzotti, and root beer bitters offer a rich, comforting taste topped off with vanilla and whipped cream. (Pouring Ribbons, 225 Ave. B; 917-656-6788)

Stone Fence Boilermaker No.2
Drinking apple brandy with pear cider makes it hard to forget that you’ve entered autumn. Wassail specializes in cider, so the pear and apple beverages don’t stop there. (Wassail, 162 Orchard St.; 646-918-6835)

Casablanca Remake
Moderately sweet Bonal (an aperitif), Palo Cortado (a sherry), and maple flavors all in one cup may surprise you. The result is none too saccharine and feels positively clean. (Pearl & Ash, 220 Bowery; 212-837-2370)

Sparkle & Shine
Moonshine transcends the seasons—even if it’s cherry flavored. Mix it with champagne, vanilla, rhubarb, and somehow, you wind up in fall. Don’t ask me how, though. (Distilled, 211 W Broadway; 212-601-9514)

Pumpkin Martini
What would a list of fall cocktails be if it didn’t include pumpkin? Starbucks knows the drill, and maybe it’s true that pumpkin goes better with coffee than with liquor, but this pie of a martini may be the exception to the rule. It’s made with vanilla vodka, creame liqueur, and pumpkin syrup, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon. You can’t get much more fall than that. (Libation, 137 Ludlow St.; 212-529-2153)

Top photo via
Wassail; Snow Cap Float photo via Pouring Ribbons

Tags: Cocktails, Spirits
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Drink a Classic Cocktail for a Good Cause During Negroni Week, June 24-30

Drink a Classic Cocktail for a Good Cause During Negroni Week, June 24-30

Negroni Week 2019 is June 24-30, so drink this classic cocktail for a good cause....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jun 19, 2019
What to Do if Your Uber, Lyft, or Cab Driver Ever Strays From Your Destination or Makes You Feel in Danger

What to Do if Your Uber, Lyft, or Cab Driver Ever Strays From Your Destination or Makes You Feel in Danger

If you're taking an Uber, Lyft, or cab and feel unsafe, there are steps you can take to protect yourself....read more ›

by Nina Starner Jun 19, 2019
Behind the Bar: Kat Corbo of The Study & Winner of Speed Rack 2019

Behind the Bar: Kat Corbo of The Study & Winner of Speed Rack 2019

This time on Behind the Bar, we spoke to Kat Corbo of The Study, who recently won Speed Rack 2019....read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 15, 2019
SPONSORED
Drink Nation Store Rectangle
Boston Beer & Dogfish Head Have Merged in a $300 Million Deal

Boston Beer & Dogfish Head Have Merged in a $300 Million Deal

In a huge move for the American craft beer community, Boston Beer and Dogfish Head have agreed to a merger valued at $300 million dollars. ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 10, 2019
A New, High-End Blend of Jack Daniel's Whiskey is Now Available in the United States

A New, High-End Blend of Jack Daniel's Whiskey is Now Available in the United States

A new, high-end blend of Jack Daniel's whiskey, known as Jack Daniel's No. 27 Gold, which was previously only ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Apr 15, 2019
Coopers' Craft Bourbon Is Now Available in 12 States With a New Barrel Reserve Expression

Coopers' Craft Bourbon Is Now Available in 12 States With a New Barrel Reserve Expression

Coopers' Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon has debuted an entirely new label design, has expanded to more states...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Apr 3, 2019
PBR is Making Its Own Whiskey For the Perfect Shot & Beer Combo

PBR is Making Its Own Whiskey For the Perfect Shot & Beer Combo

Pabst Blue Ribbon has filed documents to create its very own whiskey, making for the perfect shot & beer combo....read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 18, 2019
Behind the Bar: Tory Pratt of Pratt Standard

Behind the Bar: Tory Pratt of Pratt Standard

In this edition of Behind the Bar, we chatted with Tory Pratt, the founder of Pratt Standard....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Mar 7, 2019
Acclaimed Director Ridley Scott Has Made Seven Short Films for Hennessy X.O.

Acclaimed Director Ridley Scott Has Made Seven Short Films for Hennessy X.O.

Ridley Scott has directed a four-minute short film for Hennessy X.O. visualizing the seven flavors of the high...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Mar 4, 2019
Behind the Bar: Chris Morris, Master Distiller of Woodford Reserve

Behind the Bar: Chris Morris, Master Distiller of Woodford Reserve

On this edition of Behind the Bar, we had the honor to sit down with Chris Morris, the master distiller at Woo...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Feb 28, 2019
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close