10 Great Fall Cocktail Recipes - A Drink For Every Occasion

If you are a fan of mixology, no season brings more flavors to your cocktail lineup than fall. From holidays, to the changing of seasons, flavors are exploding and with that comes amazing cocktails that get their origin from these flavors.

Halloween is not the only scary day of celebration. Día de los Muertos (a.k.a. Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 1st – Mexico’s traditional Day of the Dead. Whether you’re carving up some pumpkins or throwing a fiesta for los muertos, Truly Spiked & Sparkling With Truly Spiked & Sparkling (5% ABV), gives you a beverage made from clean ingredients with just 100 calories, 1 g of sugars and 2 g of carbs per serving to make your cocktail lineup a little less filling

Truly Blood Red Sangria
• 6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Sicilian Blood Orange
• 2 oz. red wine
• Assorted citrus fruits
• Assorted fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries)
• Brandy
To make:
• In advance, soak fruit in brandy
• Combine 6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Sicilian Blood Orange and 2 oz. red wine in red wine glass over ice
• Garnish with orange slice
• Note: to make batch sangria, use 3:1 ratio of Truly Spiked & Sparkling Sicilian Blood Orange to red wine

Skulls & Bones Truly SpicyRita
• 6 oz. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime
• 1.5 oz. jalapeno infused tequila
• Juice from 3 wedges of lime
• Pinch of salt for garnish
• Thinly sliced chili pepper for garnish
To Make:
• Combine Truly Spiked & Sparkling Lime, lime juice and 1.5 oz. jalapeno infused tequila. Infuse with additional chili pepper slices for a bigger kick.
• Pour over ice and rim glass with salt and garnish with a pepper slice floating on drink

Las Vegas is home to some of the best mixologists around and for fall we have a few great seasonal recipes for you to try at home.

Andiron Steak & Sea’s new Harvest Peach is made with fresh peaches and a hint of ginger to give guests a taste of the new season without quite leaving summer behind.

1 oz sour1oz peach ginger syrup1 1/2 oz Deep Eddy Peach VodkaMuddled peaches
Combine all ingredients and pour into martini glass.
Garnish with a single peach slice

Harvest Peach

Buddy V’s Ristorante has combined the flavors of fall into their new Autumn Rose bourbon cocktail. Combining chili liquor and cinnamon this spiced cocktail complements the cooler weather.

2 oz. Four Roses Bourbon

1 oz. Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur

1/2 oz. Cinnamon Simple Syrup

2 Dashes of Rhubarb Bitters

Cinnamon and brown sugar for rim of glassCinnamon Stick
Rim half of the glass with cinnamon and brown sugar. Combine all ingredients and pour over 2 inch ice cube.Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Autumn Rose

Casa Del Matador’s signature sweet and sour Tamarind Margarita is tastefully rimmed with a fall-spiced cinnamon sugar mixture.

Tamarind Margarita
Courtesy of Casa Del Matador
Tamarind JuiceIngredients
14 oz Brick of Tamarind Paste1/3 cup Granulated Sugar6 cups Water
1. Combine ingredients in a saucepot. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and steep for 15 minutes.2. Press pulp through a fine mesh strainer and discard solids. Cool completely.3. Transfer to a container. Cover and refrigerate.
Tamarind Margarita

1 3/4 oz Sauza Blue Tequila3/4 oz Triple Sec1 1/2 oz Tamarind Juice
For Garnish
Cinnamon SugarOrange Wheel
1. Fill pint glass with ice to the top.

2. Add tequila, triple sec and tamarind juice. Shake vigorously, about 5 seconds.

3. Remove pint glass and pat rim semi-dry. Dip glass into cinnamon sugar to coat rim.

4. Pour margarita into pint glass.

Garnish with Orange wheel

Tamarind Margarita

Harvest Spice By Honey Salt

1 1/2 oz Atlantico Private Cask Rum1 1/2 oz Rhumchatta1/4 oz Ronin Maple Spice
Rim glass with spiced sugar rimCombine all ingredients, shake then pour over ice.
Garnish with a single peach slice

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas has infused classic ingredients with their housemade syrups to craft their elegant and tasty Grand Ma’s Mule.

2 drops apple bitters1 1/2 oz Hennessy black1/2 oz Grand Marnier3/4 oz of house made cranberry and cinnamon syrup (recipe below)3/4 oz lime juice, mint1 1/2 oz Fever Tree ginger beer
Glass: Rocks Glass
Shake Hennessy Black, Grand Marnier, syrups, and lime then strain over ice. Top with Fever Tree ginger beer.
Dehydrated hidden rose appleMintCranberry skewer
Cranberry and Cinnamon Syrup
12 oz fresh cranberries16 oz sugar16 oz water1 cinnamon stickLet cranberries simmer in syrup until they pop

Grand Ma's Mule

Apples and thyme are at their peak during the months of fall, and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar has crafted The Porkchop cocktail by blending these two seasonal flavors together and adding a savory kick of Dijon to top it off.

The Porkchop

While we might have two candidates that aren't worth voting for, CRUSH inside MGM Grand, is launching a fun promotion to help you make it through the election. They will offer “Donald” and “Hillary” cocktails. Whichever sells more will be announced the winning “candidate” via social media.

The Donald cocktail is made with Grey Goose L’Orange, Aperol Italian Aperitif, Fruition cranberry syrup, orange juice and club soda.

The Hillary cocktail is made with Belvedere Citrus, St. Germain, Senior Blue Curacao, lemon-lime soda and club soda.

If you want a great tasting beverage without worrying about recipes, one of our favorite new adult beverages is Henry’s Hard Soda and a great flavor for fall is the new Cherry Cola flavor. Henry's now has three great flavors as Cherry Cola joins the Hard Ginger Ale and Hard Orange Soda flavors. The Cherry Cola flavor gives you that ice cold soda flavor that you remember from your younger years while providing you with a very adult 4.2 percent alcohol by volume. If you are looking for an alternative to beer or hard liquor, Henry's Hard Soda is that drink.  For specific retail locations, visit the product locator at HenrysHardSoda.com/locator. 

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