The start of 2024 has been a summer to remember, with lazy days by the pool – summer cocktail in hand, of course – holidays with the family, and a refreshing Aperol or two! 

And now, as the start of Autumn is in our sights, we anticipate cooler weather and cosier evenings in. 

What better way to embrace the cooler temperatures and tones of autumn than with a cocktail in hand? We’ve curated a list of 10 irresistible cocktails that capture the essence of the changing seasons in Australia.

From invigorating fruity blends to warm and comforting concoctions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. This Autumn, finesse your cocktail-making skills, enjoy an old favourite, or try something new with I Like Wine.

Before we get into Autumn, check these out!

10 mouthwatering cocktails to try this autumn

1. Apple Cider Spritz

This fizzy apple delight is perfect for toasting crisp autumn days.

Ingredients: Fresh apple cider, sparkling wine, club soda, cinnamon sticks.

Method: Mix apple cider and sparkling wine in equal parts, top with club soda, and garnish with a cinnamon stick for a fizzy and festive drink.

spicy margarita

2. Spicy Margarita

Savour the tangy tequila twist with a hint of spice, perfect for lively autumn gatherings.

Ingredients: Tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, chilli peppers.

Method: Shake tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, and a dash of chilli peppers with ice. Strain into a glass for a fiery twist on a classic margarita.

3. Pear and Thyme Fizz

Treat yourself to a refreshing pear fizz infused with herbal thyme, a delicious palate cleanser.

Ingredients: Pear nectar, gin, thyme syrup, lemon juice, soda water.

Method: Combine pear nectar, gin, thyme syrup, and lemon juice. Shake with ice, strain into a glass, and top with soda water for a refreshing sip with herbal notes.

4. Fig Old Fashioned

Savour this smooth bourbon blend with fig sweetness. A sophisticated sip for cool evenings.

Ingredients: Bourbon, fig syrup, bitters, orange peel.

Method: Stir bourbon, fig syrup, and bitters with ice until chilled. Strain into a glass over a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange peel for a sophisticated autumnal twist.

autumn cocktail - cranberry moscow mule

5. Cranberry Moscow Mule

Delight in the zesty cranberry kick with ginger beer, a lively cocktail for any occasion.

Ingredients: Vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, ginger beer.

Method: Mix vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice over ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge for a tangy and effervescent treat.

6. Maple Whiskey Sour

Experience the velvety whiskey blend with maple sweetness, a comforting sip by the fireside.

Ingredients: Whiskey, lemon juice, maple syrup, egg white.

Method: Shake whiskey, lemon juice, maple syrup, and egg white vigorously with ice. Strain into a glass and garnish with a slice of lemon for a smooth and velvety sip.

7. Blood Orange Negroni

Relish the bittersweet gin blend with blood orange zest, a vibrant twist on a classic.

Ingredients: Gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, blood orange juice.

Method: Stir gin, Campari, vermouth, and blood orange juice with ice. Strain into a glass over ice and garnish with a twist of blood orange peel for a vibrant and bittersweet indulgence.

8. Spiced Rum Hot Toddy

Embrace the warming rum hug with honey and spices, a soothing sip for chilly nights.

Ingredients: Spiced rum, hot water, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon stick.

Method: Stir rum, water, honey, and lemon juice in a mug. Garnish with a cinnamon stick for a comforting and warming drink on chilly autumn nights.

autumn sangria with apple and cinnamon

9. Autumn Sangria

Share the fruity red wine punch with apple and cinnamon, a festive drink for sharing.

Ingredients: Red wine, apple cider, brandy, oranges, apples, cinnamon sticks.

Method: Mix red wine, apple cider, brandy, and sliced fruits in a pitcher. Chill for at least an hour before serving for a fruity and festive punch.

10. Coconut Chai Martini

Indulge in the creamy coconut treat with chai spice, a tropical twist on a classic martini.

Ingredients: Coconut rum, chai tea, coconut milk, vanilla extract.

Method: Shake coconut rum, chilled chai tea, coconut milk, and a splash of vanilla extract with ice. Strain into a martini glass for a creamy and aromatic twist on a classic cocktail.

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Whether you’re hosting a gathering or unwinding after a long week, there’s a drink to suit every occasion.

Ready to try them out? Grab your cocktail shaker and visit our website to browse a large selection of spirits, wine, and more online. 

Elevate your cocktail game this season with I Like Wine. Cheers to that!