Fall Punch Recipes to Whip Up as the Leaves Start Falling

Fall Punch Recipes

Fall is the best time of year for celebrating: you can still spend some time outside if you enjoy the crisp weather, or you can finally enjoy a cooler day if you're in a warmer climate. Either way, fall is ideal for using fall punch recipes and calling up friends to make apple picking and pumpkin carving plans over some fall punch. Each recipe makes enough for four servings but can easily double to make more.

Red Apple Sangria Punch

Red Apple Sangria Punch

Capitalize on the fall flavors with all the apples you want.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 8 ounces apple cider
  • 4 ounces applejack
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • Ice
  • 4 apples, diced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, Cabernet Sauvignon, apple cider, applejack, vodka, and orange juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Add apples, cinnamon sticks, and orange slices.
  4. Place in refrigerator, allowing to infuse for approximately 4 hours.
  5. Remove cinnamon sticks.
  6. Serve in wine glasses over fresh ice.

Autumn Peach Punch

Autumn Peach Punch

Tea isn't just for summer drinks, and with the spiced rum, it creates a warm and delicious punch.

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces chilled black tea
  • 8 ounces spiced rum
  • 8 ounces peach vodka
  • 4 ounces vanilla schnapps
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Sliced peaches for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, chilled black tea, spiced rum, peach vodka, vanilla schnapps, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Chill in refrigerator or serve immediately.
  4. Pour into rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with peach slices.

Spiced Apple Cider Punch

Spiced Apple Cider Punch

When you inevitably look at your gallons of apple cider wondering how else to enjoy it, this recipe is the most delicious option.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces apple cider
  • 8 ounces spiced rum
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces cinnamon simple syrup
  • 2 ounces allspice dram
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sticks and apple slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, apple cider, spiced rum, bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, allspice dram, and orange juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Chill in refrigerator or serve immediately.
  4. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.

Mulled Apple Punch

Mulled Apple Punch

This is a tasty warm punch for when you all need to warm up or add an extra level of cozy to spooky movies and pumpkin carving.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces apple cider
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4 star anise
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 8 ounces spiced rum
  • 4 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 4 ounces orange liqueur
  • Apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and star anise for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, add apple cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, and orange slices.
  2. Allow to simmer for approximately 1 hour.
  3. Strain out spices.
  4. Add spiced rum, vanilla vodka, and orange liqueur.
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  7. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  8. Serve in warm mugs.
  9. Garnish with apple slices, cinnamon stick, and star anise.

Leftover Harvest Punch

Leftover Harvest Punch

If you're puzzled about what to do with any leftover fruits or fall ingredients after a party or need to get creative about a last-minute punch, this recipe is the answer.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cranberry juice
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces orange liqueur
  • 4 ounces apple juice
  • 4 ounces tart cherry juice
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Assorted fruit, cherries or lime wheels, and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, cranberry juice, vodka, orange liqueur, apple juice, cherry juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Chill in refrigerator or serve immediately.
  4. Service in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with fruits and mint sprigs.

Cherry Pie Punch

Cherry Pie Punch

A sweet take on a classic dessert, the spiced flavors of fall shine through.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces tart cherry juice
  • 8 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 6 ounces spiced rum
  • 4 ounces almond liqueur
  • 4 ounces apple cider
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, cherry juice, vanilla vodka, spiced rum, almond liqueur, apple cider, and lime juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Chill in refrigerator or serve immediately.
  4. Serve in a highball or rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge.

Sparkling Harvest Pear Punch

Sparkling Harvest Pear Punch

Apples aren't the only fruit harvest in the fall. Stir up a pear punch for when your world has a little too much apple but you still want a tasty fall flavor.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces spiced pear liqueur
  • 4 ounces dark rum
  • 4 ounces passion fruit juice
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces almond liqueur
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • 12 ounces prosecco
  • Pear slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, spiked pear liqueur, dark rum, passion fruit juice, orange liqueur, almond liqueur, and lime juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Add prosecco.
  4. Chill in refrigerator or serve immediately.
  5. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with pear slices.

Autumn Peach Punch

Autumn Peach Punch

Peaches are pretty under the radar when it comes to fall fruit, but don't overlook their juicy flavors in any cocktails.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Sauvignon Blanc
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces peach schnapps
  • 2 ounces almond liqueur
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • 10 ounces nectarine seltzer water
  • Peach slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, Sauvignon Blanc, vodka, peach schnapps, almond liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Add nectarine seltzer water.
  4. Chill in refrigerator or serve immediately.
  5. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with peach slices.

Forbidden Apple

Forbidden Apple

This is a boozy punch, so sip carefully, as the apple flavors make it all too easy to take another sip.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces rye whiskey
  • 8 ounces apple cider
  • 4 ounces spiced rum
  • 4 ounces orange liqueur
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ounces cinnamon simple syrup
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, rye whiskey, apple cider, spiced rum, orange liqueur, lemon juice, cinnamon simple syrup, and cranberry juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Chill in refrigerator or serve immediately.
  4. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with lemon slices and cinnamon sticks.

Sally's Apple Punch

Sally's Apple Punch

This apple punch skips the spiced flavors in favor of a crisp and mellow apple drink.

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces apple juice
  • 4 ounces apple vodka
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces orange liqueur
  • 3 ounces Cognac
  • 2 ounces brown sugar simple syrup
  • 1 ounce walnut liqueur or 10 dashes walnut bitters
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sticks and apple slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, apple juice, vodkas, orange liqueur, Cognac, brown sugar simple syrup, and walnut liqueur.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Chill in refrigerator or serve immediately.
  4. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.

Old-Fashioned Apple

Old-Fashioned Apple

A group style old-fashioned, the traditional old-fashioned is given an upgrade with fall flavors everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces apple cider
  • 12 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces allspice dram
  • 2 ounces cinnamon simple syrup
  • 8 dashes orange bitters
  • 12 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Apple wedge and cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add apple cider, bourbon, allspice dram, cinnamon simple syrup, orange bitters, and aromatic bitters.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Chill to refrigerate or serve immediately.
  4. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with apple wedge and cinnamon stick.

Falling for Punch

Fall punch recipes don't need to be tricky or complicated, so often the main ingredients are already stocked in your kitchen. Even better is making a fall punch for friends and family. There's a boozy fall punch for everyone.

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