Are you looking to spice up your menu this fall? Add a few autumn champagne cocktails to the mix. Cocktails are a great way to change up your menu without having to invest in costly ingredients.

Here are 20 of the best autumn cocktails to add to your menu.

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1. Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate

A kicked-up variation of the classic hot cocoa. Cinnamon spices things up while bourbon and dulce de leche add a lush creaminess. Dark chocolate is the key to making this drink a winner.

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2. Warm Bourbon Cider

Warm-up your cocktail menu with comforting, spicy bourbon cider. Apple cider and bourbon pair with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to create a quintessential fall drink. Use fresh spices for the best flavor.

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3. Apple Cider Mimosas

Are you looking for autumn brunch cocktails? Put an autumnal spin on your mimosas. Combine cinnamon, sugar, apple cider, and champagne for a festive drink that guests are sure to love. Serve in champagne flutes.

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4. Pumpkin Spice White Russian

No fall drink menu is complete without pumpkin spice. This variation of the classic White Russian adds pumpkin spice into the mix. For fun, add crumbled gingersnap cookies to the rim of the glass.

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5. Caramel Apple Mule

Ginger beer and vodka pair with apple cider and caramel to create a simple but delicious fall cocktail. Serve in wooden or copper mugs over ice.

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6. Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a classic fall and winter drink featuring festive, warm spices. This spiced-up red wine features honey or sugar, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, cloves and star anise. Add brandy to kick it up a notch or scratch it to keep it traditional.

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7. Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies

A hot toddy is a simple drink: a shot of spirit and a cup of hot water. For a fall twist, use apple brandy. Lemon juice, honey, and cinnamon stick complete this drink.

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8. Fennel & Fig Infused Vodka

A unique take on autumn vodka cocktails, this drink infuses vodka with fennel and fig. Add dried figs and thinly sliced fennel to the vodka and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week. Strain and serve garnished with half a fresh fig.

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9. Pear Sour

A sweet and fruity fall drink that’s simple to make. Pear nectar, brandy (pear brandy works best), simple syrup ice, and pear slices combine to create a refreshing autumn cocktail.

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10. Turkey’s Wattle

A fun name for a fun drink, Turkey’s Wattle features rye whiskey, allspice liqueur, simple syrup, chilled apple cider, ginger beer, ice, and orange zest. This cocktail combines all of the classic fall flavors into one drink.

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11. Cinnamon Tequila Sour

An easy cocktail to make that’s big on flavor. The Cinnamon Tequila Sour combines cinnamon, tequila, lemon, simple syrup, and egg whites. The egg whites create a foamy consistency, but you can skip them if you want.

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12. Autumn Fig Sangria

The cool and refreshing sangria gets a fall twist. Use white or a fruity red wine for this cocktail. Apple cider, apple brandy, orange liqueur, cinnamon, and fresh fall fruits (fig, apple, orange, and pear) create an explosion of flavor.

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13. Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

Don’t forget to add some autumn whiskey cocktails to your menu. This Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour is the perfect addition, and it’s simple to make. Maple syrup adds some sweetness to the classic whiskey sour and cinnamon adds some spice.

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14. Cranberry Gin Fizz

Ideal as both winter and autumn gin cocktails, the Cranberry Gin Fizz features fresh cranberry syrup, gin, lemon juice, ice, club soda, elderflower liquor, and fresh thyme for garnish.

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15. Nutty Apple Martini

These martinis are big on fall flavors and easy to prepare. Maple syrup, apple cider, pecan vodka, and ginger liqueur combine to create a slightly sweet martini. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks for a beautiful presentation. Finish the drink off with a cinnamon sugar rim.

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16. Apple Butter Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned needs no introduction, and this twist on the classic cocktail is sure to wow your guests. This recipe features apple butter, apple cider, lemon, orange bitters, bourbon, and ginger beer. Use coarse sugar for the rim and garnish with cinnamon and thinly sliced apples.

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17. Candy Corn Martini

A fun take on the simple martini with a beautiful presentation. This simple cocktail will wow your customers, and you can offer both virgin and alcoholic variations. Just swap out the vodka for lemonade. Orange juice, Grenadine, and candy corn complete this candy-inspired drink.

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18. Pear Manhattan

A traditional Manhattan is made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters. This recipe trades in the whiskey for pear brandy to create a fruity, slightly sweet cocktail.

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19. Fall Fizz

A fruity rum drink that goes down easy and features just a few simple ingredients. This fall-inspired cocktail is made with pomegranate juice, fresh lime juice, pear juice, white rum, and ginger ale.

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20. Apple Cider Sangria

Another autumn-inspired sangria recipe that features apple cider, simple syrup, apple brandy, white wine, and triple sec. Garnish with fresh apple slices, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks. Don’t forget the cinnamon and sugar rim.

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Try adding any – or all – of these autumn cocktails to your menu this fall to wow your customers and shake things up for the season. Adding seasonal cocktails is a great way to attract new customers and keep your regulars around by offering something fresh. It’s also a fun way to celebrate holidays and changing seasons with your customers.