Our seasonal collection includes all sorts of sultry sippers. For an autumn rum cocktail with a twist, try our rum negroni for a softer take on the classic cocktail. Those looking for an autumn gin cocktail should try our fresh and fruity bramble cocktail – perfect for parties. Elsewhere, we've got everything from a spiced sidecar to a zesty orange hot chocolate for you to try.


Kit out your home bar with the best cocktail accessories, then check out our favourite cocktail glasses and whisky glasses. For more autumnal inspiration, check out our best autumn kitchen activities, best autumn recipes and best October recipes.

11 autumn cocktail recipes


Think of the boulevardier as the negroni getting an autumnal makeover, where using bourbon instead of gin adds a rich, rounded edge to the drink.

A dark red cocktail in a tumbler with a twist of orange peel on the rim

Bramble cocktail

Make autumnal blackberries – fresh and in liqueur form – the hero ingredient in this fruity, zesty cocktail.

A bramble gin cocktail served in a short glass next to a few blackberries

Campfire cocktail

The smells and tastes of an autumn bonfire inspired this evocative cocktail, which gets sweet and smoky notes from marshmallow syrup and peaty Lagavulin.

A bourbon cocktail topped with a marshmallow and placed alongside a bottle of bourbon

Bourbon and apple fizz

Bourbon and apples are a winning pairing in this easy-drinking whisky cocktail that makes for a delicious autumn aperitif.

An apple cocktail in a tall glass

Rum negroni

Swap gin for rum in this softer take on a negroni – decant into a hip flask for sipping on autumn walks.

Two rum negronis in a short glass

Blackberry whisky

This whisky is a great way of using up foraged blackberries. Infuse an affordable blended scotch with the fruit and toasted spices for a warming seasonal liqueur.

A glass bottle filled with blackberry whisky next to a full glass

Espresso martini

Cooler evenings need a cocktail with a kick! This classic espresso martini, made with fresh espresso and vodka, will perk you up in no time.

A martini glass filled with espresso martini on a grey background

Orange hot chocolate

This rich and creamy drink is lifted by a dash of zingy citrus. You can also add a tot of spiced rum for extra boozy indulgence.

Two mugs of hot chocolate, next to a jug of milk and shots of spiced rum

Spiced side car

We love adding spices to our autumn food and drink – make your own spice-infused brandy for this warming-cold weather cocktail.

Sidecar cocktail in a coupe glass with a bottle of red liquid behind

Beetroot, apple and ginger juice

Use the seasonal beetroot and apples in your veg box to make this refreshing and rejuvenating juice.

Two full glasses of beetroot, apple and ginger juice

Manhattan cocktail

Stronger, spirit-forward cocktails are perfect for sipping slowly. Savour this classic drink, made with bourbon or rye whisky, on chilly evenings in front of the fire.

A Manhattan cocktail served in a coupe glass


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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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