Chowhounds offer up recipes for cocktails with autumnal flavors:
jpschust recommends Woodford bourbon for the Maple Leaf:
3 parts bourbon
1 part maple syrup
1 part lemon juice
Shake over ice, then pour over ice. Serve with a lemon twist.
ashwood says Fallen Leaves has a very clean flavor:
3/4 oz. calvados
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
1/4 oz. dry vermouth
Stir with ice, giving the lemon peel a good hard twist. Strain into a cocktail glass, using the peel for garnish.
2top offers Pumpkin Pie:
2 parts vanilla vodka
1 part pumpkin schnapps
splash of cream or splash of orange juice
garnish with nutmeg
wontonton combines good apple cider with dark spiced rum and warms it.
Fall Cocktail Ideas