6 Tequila Cocktails for the Autumn Months

Do you love the flavors of fall? How about the taste of tequila? If you’re a fan of both of these things, you may be interested in finding out just how you can experience some of the best fall cocktails with tequila as an alcohol base. When you celebrate the autumn season with one or more of the drinks listed below, you’re sure to love the flavors and feel even more prepared for fall at the same time. Take your time and check out our favorite picks below, then make the cocktails that cater the most to your tastes. You’ll be ready to welcome in the cooler weather right away.

Tequila Hot Chocolate

• 3 cups milk
• 3 tbsp granulated sugar
• 3 tbsp cocoa powder
• Pinch of salt
• Pinch of cayenne pepper
• ¼ tsp cinnamon
• 2oz tequila, any
• Marshmallows, optional
• Whipped cream, optional

• In a small saucepan over low heat, combine milk, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon.
• Whisk to combine well, then heat over low until boiling.
• Remove from heat when boiling and whisk well, stirring in tequila as you do so.
• Divide this mixture between three mugs and top each one with marshmallows for garnish.
• Optionally, you can also garnish with whipped cream, but this isn’t necessary.

La Rosita

• 1/2oz sweet vermouth
• 1/2oz dry vermouth
• 1-1/2 oz tequila
• Dash of bitters
• Ice
• Lemon twist

• In a tall Old Fashioned glass, combine sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, tequila, and Campari.
• Add a dash of bitters and a little bit of ice, preferably in large cubes.
• Stir to combine well, but don’t over-stir.
• Garnish with the lemon twist and serve immediately before the ice has a chance to start melting.

Orange Honey Margartias

• 1 cup water
• ¾ cup cane sugar
• ¼ cup honey
• 1-1/2 cinnamon sticks
• 4 star anise
• 3 inches of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
• 2 strips of orange peel
• 2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
• 1 tsp orange zest
• 1 tbsp cane sugar
• 1-1/2 oz tequila
• 1 oz Agavero Orange
• 1 oz orange juice
• ½ oz fresh lemon juice
• Additional cinnamon sticks for garnish

• Combine water, cane sugar, honey, cinnamon sticks, ginger, orange peel, and star anise in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
• Bring to a boil, then immediately turn to a simmer.
• Simmer until sugar has dissolved, then remove from the heat and let stand until it comes to room temperature.
• Steep in the refrigerator, covered tightly, overnight. Strain through a mesh strainer before use.
• On a shallow plate, combine sea salt, orange zest, and cane sugar. Muddle together.
• Use an orange wedge to rim the glasses, then dip the glasses in this salt mixture to coat.
• Add tequila, Agavero Orange, orange juice, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker.
• Add 1 ounce of the spiced syrup you’ve just made.
• Fill the rest of the way with ice and shake well until combined.
• Strain into the rimmed glasses and garnish with the cinnamon sticks.

Spiced Fall Margarita

• 2oz tequila, reposado
• ½ oz lime juice, fresh
• Bitters
• 1 cup sugar
• 8 allspice berries, whole
• 8 cloves, whole
• 1 inch of peeled and chopped fresh ginger
• 3 cinnamon sticks

• In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, allspice berries, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon sticks with 1 cup water.
• Boil until sugar has completely dissolved into the liquid.
• Let steep at room temperature for 1 hour, then strain into a bowl.
• Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
• In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, lime juice, bitters, and 1-1/2 ounce of the spiced syrup you’ve just made. Fill the shaker the rest of the way with ice.
• Shake well, then strain into glasses over additional ice.
• Optionally, you can garnish with additional lime wedges.

Rosemary Margarita

• 2oz tequila, any
• 1/2 oz raw agave
• 2 sprigs rosemary, and more for garnish
• 1/4oz lime juice, fresh
• 1-1/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
• ½ tsp sea salt

• Rub the edges of the glasses with the grapefruit after juicing it, then dip the glasses in the sea salt on a shallow plate to coat the rims.
• Fill the glasses with ice.
• In a cocktail shaker, combine the rosemary with agave nectar, then muddle until you can smell the rosemary. Don’t add any ice at this stage.
• When you can smell the rosemary, add the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and tequila, then fill the shaker the rest of the way with ice.
• Shake well, then strain into the glasses over the ice.
• Garnish with rosemary sprigs.

Apple Margaritas

• 2oz tequila, reposado
• Juice of 1 lime
• 2oz apple juice or cider
• Dash of ground cinnamon
• ¾ tsp agave nectar
• 1 tsp sugar
• 1 tsp sea salt
• ½ additional tsp ground cinnamon
• Star anise
• Lime wedge

• On a small plate, combine sugar, sea salt, and ½ tsp ground cinnamon.
• Rub the rims of the glasses with the lime wedge and then dip each glass into the sugar mixture.
• Fill each glass with ice, and then fill your cocktail shaker with ice as well.
• Combine tequila, lime juice, apple cider, ground cinnamon, and agave nectar in the cocktail shaker.
• Shake for 20 seconds, then strain over ice into the glasses.
• Garnish with star anise.

Now that you’ve had a chance to check out some of the best fall tequila cocktails around, you may want to try making one or more of them for yourself. Just remember to stock up on ingredients so you can make enough for everyone at your next get-together, and be sure you have a shaker, strainer, and other important mixology items on hand before you begin. With a little bit of prep work, you’ll be on your way to delicious fall tequila cocktails in no time!

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