The first week of football is wrapping up and we couldn’t be more excited. We are sad to see the end of summer so clearly, but all that football and tailgating amazingness in front of us is comforting our souls hardcore right about now. You know we are allllll about that tailgating food, but we also want to make sure we have the drinks part covered for y’all too.
What’s a tailgate party without some booze anyway?
So we’re bringing you these 15 fall cocktails to keep your tailgating spirits high (and extra boozy). These cocktails have all that apple and pumpkin goodness you start craving the moment September 1st rolls around, plus some extra odds and ends cocktails to give you a break once you start wearing yourself on everything apple and pumpkin. One of our favorite manly drinks below (pictured above) is Smoked Bourbon with Candied Bacon. Our smokers are running well into fall, low and slow, so we take advantage of that smoke by bottling it up with some bourbon. Top it with a slice of candied bacon and all the dudes out there basically melt as soon as they see it.
It’s also the perfect consolation prize if someone’s team loses. As long as you give them one of these, you can mock them all you want.
DIY Brunch Bloody Mary Bar – Sauce + Style
Apple Cider Margaritas – How Sweet It Is
Mulled Apple Cider Sangria – A Night Owl
Bourbon Caramel Milkshake – Sauce + Style
Pumpkin and Apple Cider Fizz – Kitchen Konfidence
Fresh Cranberry Margaritas – Cookie + Kate
Bourbon Apple Cider – Set the Table
Cranberry Apple Cider Cocktail – Jelly Toast
Pumpkin Spice Whisky Cocktail – Dishing Up The Dirt
Mexican Pumpkin Punch – We Are Not Martha But Can’t We Try?
Apple Pie Bourbon Shots – Delish
Apple, Pumpkin Beer Cocktails – Cooking and Beer
Pumpkin Old Fashioned – Saveur
Punch A La Taylor – Saveur
Smoked Bourbon with Candied Bacon – Sauce + Style