Put on your best duck boots, cozy fleeces, and warmest beanies because fall is here. This time of year, Boston weather can be a bit chilly. So, stay inside and enjoy a cocktail with some classic autumnal flavors like apple, pear, cinnamon, and (of course) pumpkin spice; or try some unconventional fall creations like a spicy tequila cocktail. Whatever your fall mood is, there’s a seasonal sipper to match it.
Burro Bar Brookline – From Bees to Leaves
When you’re tuckered out after a day of flannel-clad apple picking, head to Burro Bar Brookline to try their new cocktail menu. Pictured below is From Bees to Leaves which includes New Amsterdam gin, Montenegro Amaro, lime, honey, vanilla simple and aquafaba. But there’s a whole list from which to choose with lots of delicious libations like Pumpkin Spice & All Things Nice, Sweater Weather, Falls First Frost and more.
Coppersmith – Frozen in Thyme
What happens when you make a cider with the juice of frozen Vermont apples? You get an ice cider with supercharged alcohol content and apple flavor. You can find this apple-y elixir at Coppersmith in the Frozen in Thyme which is made with Dos Maderas 5+3 double-aged rum, thyme syrup and lime juice.
Davio’s Boston – Fall Sangria
There’s a sangria for every season at Davio’s Boston. This time of year, you can get cozy with the Fall Sangria — a tasty combo of Absolut vodka, red wine, Remy Martin 1738, nutmeg and cinnamon. The Back Bay restaurant has just unveiled a whole new list, in fact, so if you’re not in the mood for sangria, you can choose from options like Bubbly Rosemary, Spiced Pear Martini, Aperol Orchard, Autumn Fizz and more.
The Emory – Leaf Peeper
Apple often overshadows pear in the fall season. But frankly, pear deserves some spotlight too. The folks over at The Emory agree. The deliciously sweet and underrated fall fruit finally gets its moment in the Leaf Peeper which boasts Grainger’s vodka, elderflower, pear, fall spices and lime.
Grafton Street Pub & Grill – Apple & Pear Mimosa
The best of both worlds, this Apple & Pear Mimosa is perfect for autumn brunching at Grafton Street Pub & Grill. With ingredients like Fuji apple juice, Bartlett pear juice, cinnamon and prosecco, this is the only fall mimosa you’ll want.
Il Massimo – Apple Cider Sangria
Il Massimo‘s Apple Cider Sangria is what you imagine a caramel apple tastes like in cocktail form. Enjoy this boozy spin on a classic fall treat—without the sticky hands. The combination of pinot grigio, Crown apple brandy, St. George’s spiced pear liqueur, lemon and house-made apple cider comes with a salted caramel rim.
Liberty Hotel – No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn
This one’s for the night owls, the early birds or the diehard Beastie Boys fans. No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn is a spiced, caffeine-boosted beverage that includes; Greygoose vanilla, coffee liqueur, cold brew, mascarpone, cardamom bitters, grated coffee beans, and cardamom pods. Whichever one you are, you can find this little number at the Liberty Hotel.
Moody’s – Bee Smoker
Moody’s Backroom has packed all your favorite fall flavors into one cocktail. With ingredients like apple brandy, mezcal, allspice dram, burnt honey syrup, lemon, topped with red wine-infused apple and black pepper syrup, the ambitious Bee Smoker endeavors to be the fall cocktail to win it all. But if booze is not your thing, Moody’s still got you covered with non-alcoholic options: a Pumpkin Spice Latte is available at their next door deli and a Sunday at the Farm (apple cider, lemon, orange, clove, cinnamon, ginger), available at the deli and the Backroom.
PARK Restaurant & Bar – The Nutty Professor
PARK Restaurant & Bar has all the fall cocktail bases covered. From the tangy and sweet Jackie Kennedy, which includes Tito’s vodka, Aperol, allspice, cranberry syrup, lemon, to the smoky, spicy Nutty Professor (pictured below), which combines orange-infused bourbon, allspice, Frangelico, lemon, black walnut bitters and angostura bitters.
Posto – Rosemary Fresca
If you like your cocktails crisp and refreshing, but you still want to get into the fall mood, try Posto‘s Rosemary Fresca. Featuring Platinum vodka, St. Elder liqueur, and prosecco with an aromatic rosemary garnish, this cocktail is the bubbly and light fall drink you’ve been waiting for.
Short Path Distillery – Nor’easter
When those Nor’easters hit you hard, hunker down at Short Path Distillery. They’ve got their own version of a Nor’easter—but this one promises to warm you right up. This cocktail features Crazy whiskey, lime, maple syrup, Angostura bitters, and ginger beer.
TAMO Bistro + Bar – Pumpkin Pie Martini
This list wouldn’t be complete without a pumpkin spice cocktail. Whether you love it or hate it, pumpkin spice is here to stay. And you might as well enjoy it! TAMO Bistro + Bar makes it hard not to with their Pumpkin Pie Martini; Crop Spiced pumpkin vodka, Grey Goose vanilla vodka, Rumchata, and pumpkin pie spice.
Viale – South Shore Royale
A cranberry pink peppercorn syrup makes this cocktail stand out. Spicy, sweet and bubbly, The South Shore Royale also includes Cocchi Rosa, lime, prosecco, and allspice dram. Try this unique fall cocktail at Viale.
Worden Hall – The Dead Heat
Nothing will warm you up like a double hit of tequila and Ghost Pepper from Worden Hall‘s The Dead Heat. Made with Ghost spicy tequila, Cynar, lime, celery bitters, and ginger beer, this fall cocktail brings the heat and is bound to please.