The onset of fall means hayrides and apple picking, trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. And while most of these autumnal activities are meant for young’uns, we found a way to make them even better as adults: with a cocktail in hand, of course—preferably a seasonally appropriate one. So, when the leaves begin to turn fiery hues of orange and red, we look to sweet, tangy apple cider for its many boozy possibilities.
Whether you enjoy it cold or prefer a steaming mugful, cider is a surprisingly versatile base for cocktails—there’s more out there than your basic, two-ingredient whiskey-spiked tipple. From a scotch and Campari Highball to a creamy, decadent bourbon hot-tail, usher in your best fall yet with these festive apple cider cocktails.