6 Cozy Fall Whiskey Cocktails & Drinks

The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and the aroma of pumpkin spice is suddenly everywhere. Fall is rolling in, so it’s time to pack away the shorts, sunglasses, and salt-rimmed margaritas and settle in with a cocktail that pairs well with books and blankets. 

When it comes to getting the chill out, nothing is better than the smoky warmth of fall whiskey cocktails. And while you’ve packed away the rest of your summer toys, frozen cocktail pops made with premium Bourbon whiskey never go out of season.

Check out the recipes below to find some fall whiskey drinks that will light your fire.

 #1 The Apple Picker

September means apple picking season, and this apple cider-esque cocktail is inspired by that wholesome fall activity. Plus, everyone knows that the best part of apple-picking is chowing down on the apple cider donuts sold by the farms. We had those sweet treats in mind when we interpreted this cocktail.1

Mix the SLIQ Whiskey Apple pops, cider, and syrup together. Stir thoroughly so that the syrup dissolves and distributes. Then, top it off with the ginger beer for a delicious, golden cocktail. 

#2 The Thanksgiving

No list of fall whiskey cocktails would be complete without a drink inspired by turkey day. We’re using a simple rosemary syrup in the recipe to get those stuffing vibes. You can make your own by following a few quick steps:

  • Combine one cup of water, one cup of sugar, and three sprigs of fresh rosemary in a saucepan. 
  • Bring to a boil, stirring as necessary to dissolve the sugar. 
  • Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for at least 30 minutes. 
  • Use a strainer to pour your syrup into a glass storage container. 

Your homemade rosemary simple syrup should last up to thirty days in the refrigerator, which is long enough to get through even the most interminable of family visits. Speaking of which, here’s a cocktail recipe that will take the edge off listening to your uncles argue about politics. 

#3 Cherry Pie

We mentioned that fall is for apple picking, but there are only so many McIntoshes we can scarf down before we feel like changing things up. This fall cocktail is wonderful if you need a little pick-me-up for those late September days. 

Muddle your cherries in the bottom of your glass, mix in your SLIQ Whiskey Cola pops, and top it off with a splash of fizzing cherry cola. Especially good if you have a sweet tooth.

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#4 Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

The whiskey sour is a classic drink no matter the time of the year, but by adding in some seasonable ingredients, we can make it even warmer and more indulgent. The perfect cocktail for sitting on the porch and watching trick-or-treaters. 

Pour your SLIQ Whiskey Apple pops into a cocktail shaker, add the lemon juice, maple syrup, and cinnamon, then shake well. Transfer the results into a cocktail glass and settle in for a cozy evening. 

#5 The Lion’s Tail

If you’re on the prowl for something more unique this fall, try crafting our version of a Lion’s Tail. The cocktail is made with Allspice dram, which you’ll need to hunt down at your local liquor store.2 The combination of spices will surely get the chill out while giving you a feeling of luxury. 

  • 2 SLIQ Spirited Ice Whiskey Apple Pops
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce Allspice Dram
  • 1 tablespoon of simple syrup (or maple syrup for added complexity)
  • A splash of Angostura bitters

Simply mix all these ingredients together and serve with a garnish of lemon. The Lion’s Tail is a lot like a traditional Manhattan, but with a feeling of complexity from the additional spices that really heat up a fall night. 

#6 Whiskey Smash

If you’re looking for a classic whiskey drink, you can do no wrong with Whiskey Smash.

In a cocktail shaker, first muddle the lemon wedges. Afterward, add the rest of the ingredients and shake until well combined. Strain the beverage over a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

Warm Up With SLIQ Whiskey Frozen Cocktails

These cocktails are the perfect introductions to how to drink whiskey. Hopefully, you have figured out which fall drinks with whiskey will get you through the lengthening nights. Now that you’re prepared to be a leaf-raking, cookie-baking, whiskey mixologist, you can start devoting that mental energy to choosing your Halloween costume. Speaking of fall activities, you can also prepare these as tailgate drinks.

A freezer stocked with SLIQ Whiskey Frozen Cocktails makes it easy to bartend at home as you get ready to hibernate. Even though they’re frozen, the premium barrel-stored bourbon cocktail in each pop is sure to warm you up. Aside from our frozen whiskey cocktail pops, we also have other alcohol ice pops you can try. We cater to all types of sippers by offering vodka freeze pops, margarita ice pops, and rum daiquiri ice pops in a variety of delicious flavors



  1. Great Lakes Locals. 5 Fall Cocktails With Cascade Blonde Whiskey. https://greatlakeslocals.com/5-fall-cocktails-with-cascade-blonde-whiskey/
  2. A Couple Cooks. Lion’s Tail Cocktail. https://www.acouplecooks.com/lions-tail-cocktail/