6 Autumn Cocktails to Sip on All Season Long

The weather outside may not be frightful quite yet, but there’s definitely a chill in the air — meaning it’s the perfect time to whip up with some deliciously seasonal cocktails. Be your own mixologist with these recipes that showcase the best flavors for chilly nights.

1. Orange-Cranberry Vodka

Whether you drink it straight or add it to a more complicated cocktail, homemade orange-cranberry vodka is a prep-ahead drink you can store for ages. Plus, it look so pretty when canned that it makes for a perfect gift.

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2. Hot Buttered Rum

Butter. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Brown Sugar. Put it all together and add a dash (OK, maybe a little more than a dash) of rum and you’ve got a hot drink to nurse by the fireplace.

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3. Chocolate Martini

Chocolate martinis are a classic, and if you add some triple sec and dress it up with an orange peel, the holiday flavor is even better.

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4. Orange-Cranberry Cocktails

Cranberries are a Thanksgiving staple, so put that flavor in your flutes! With these three recipes — a seasonal spin on a sangria, Moscow mule and cosmo — your glass will always be full.

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5. Irish Coffee

There’s nothing quite like staying warm with a sip (or five) of Irish coffee. Four ingredients is all you need, though adding chocolate or maple syrup to the mix can also pump up the flavor.

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6. Eggnog

If you simply can’t wait until December, get started on your holiday indulgence a few weeks early. This creamy concoction is filled with cinnamon, nutmeg and food-safe eggs (so there’s no need to worry about drinking ’em raw). C’mon, eggnog is too good to only enjoy one month a year.

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