5 Cocktail Recipes To Shake Up This Autumn

From spirited spiced lattes to carbs in cocktail form

Ready to take your at-home cocktail game to the next level? Our fave recipes for autumn feature lush seasonal ingredients and bold boozy flavours, but you'll also catch us sippin' lighter serves that prove Spritzes aren't just for summer. Let's get mixing...

Rum Spiced Latte

Pumpkin spice who? We'll be taking our coffees with spiced rum this autumn, thank you very much. 


  • 50ml Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum 
  • 50ml espresso
  • 20ml vanilla syrup, divided
  • 25ml double cream
  • Cinnamon and three coffee beans, for garnish

Add the spiced rum, espresso and 10ml vanilla syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a heatproof glass (safety first, y'all). Then shake the double cream and the remaining 10ml vanilla syrup until it's nice and thick. Spoon that sweet cream over the top of the drink and garnish. 

Panettone Spritz

Carbs in cocktail form: now that's our kinda comfort. This festive drink from the vermouth legends at Cocchi tastes just like the classic Italian sweet bread and we're HERE for it. 

  • 50ml Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • 10ml almond syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Soda water, to top
  • Lemon wheel, for garnish

Add the vermouth, almond syrup and orange bitters to an ice-filled glass and stir. Top up with soda water and garnish. Pure nutty goodness. 

New York Sour

With spicy rye and a float of sweet port, this is basically an autumnal sunset in a glass. 

  • 50ml Lot 40 Rye Whisky
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 15ml ruby port
  • Cocktail cherry, for garnish

Add the whisky, lemon juice and sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass. Gently pour the port on top of the drink over the back of a spoon to float, then garnish with a cherry. 

La Muerte

The flavour combo of cucumber, watermelon and liquorice is a rogue one, but trust us, it WORKS. It's tequila time...

  • 25ml tequila
  • 15ml blackberry liqueur
  • Double Dutch Cucumber & Watermelon Soda
  • Liquorice sweets, for garnish

Add the tequila and blackberry liqueur to an ice-filled highball glass. Top up with Double Dutch Cucumber & Watermelon and garnish with a few liquorice sweets on a cocktail pick.

Apple & Bramble

Embrace the cosy vibes of autumn with a serve that packs in all the fall flavours.

  • 50ml Black Cow Vodka
  • 20ml apple juice
  • 10ml blackberry liqueur
  • Soda water, to top
  • Apple slice and a blackberry, for garnish

Add the vodka, apple juice and blackberry liqueur to a spritz glass and mix. Add ice and top up with soda, then garnish with an apple slice and a blackberry. 

Looking for more epic drinks? Check out our pick of the best new spirits for autumn.