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Frighteningly Fun Holiday and Fall Cocktails

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are about to begin changing colors, and Fine Wine & Good Spirits has seasonally-inspired cocktail recipes that folks are sure to fall in love with this October.

From a Caramel Apple Martini to a Harvest Fruit Sangria, these recipes are packed with classic autumnal flavors that are perfect for celebrating the new season. But the fun doesn’t stop there—FW&GS also has a wickedly delicious punch that screams Halloween and is just the thing to serve at an adults-only costume party.

Fall Cocktail Recipes

Caramel Apple Martini



  1. Rim a chilled coupe glass with caramel sauce and sea salt; set aside.

  2. Combine all ingredients, except for garnishes, in a mixing glass half-filled with ice.

  3. Stir and strain into prepared glass.

  4. Garnish with apple wedge.

Harvest Fruit Sangria (serves 8)



  1. Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Chill for 2 hours.

  3. Add sparkling water and grapes.

  4. Ladle into wineglasses.

Autumn Apple Spice


  • 1 ½ oz Captain Morgan Sliced Apple Rum

  • 4 oz apple cider

  • ½ oz cinnamon syrup*

  • ¼ oz fresh lemon juice

  • Sugar, for garnish

  • Apple slices, for garnish

  • Star anise, for garnish


  1. Rim a stemless wineglass with sugar and fill with ice; set aside.

  2. Combine all ingredients, except for garnishes, in a shaker filled with ice.

  3. Shake and strain into prepared glass.

  4. Garnish with apple slices and star anise.

*Cinnamon Syrup: Combine 2-3 cinnamon sticks, ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and let cool.

Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Blood Punch (October’s Cocktail of the Month)



  1. Fill punch bowl halfway with ice.

  2. Combine all ingredients, except for garnish, in punch bowl; stir.

  3. Ladle into rocks glasses.

  4. Garnish with lychee eyeballs.

*Lychee Eyeballs: 1 20-oz can of lychee fruit (rinsed if in syrup and set aside to dry), ¼ cup fresh blueberries and ½ cup red preserves. Carefully add a small amount of red preserves to the hole in the lychee fruit, then insert a blueberry. Using a toothpick, dip it in the preserves to paint veins on the eyeball. Gently skewer.x

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