A Trio Of Festive Fall Cocktails To Try

sage and orange drink

Today, the fine folks behind Minibar Delivery are stopping by Glitter Guide to share three delicious ways to toast to autumn! Scroll on for a trio of their top fall cocktail recipes.

The changing season brings crisp air, falling leaves, sweaters and a craving for quintessential fall flavors. In addition to your favorite dishes and desserts, embrace the season’s signature ingredients with handmade craft cocktails! Bold red wines and smokey bourbons pair perfectly with autumn favorites, such as apple, cinnamon and honey. So, cozy up next to a fire, grab a book and sip on one of these three fall cocktails.

Bourbon Honey Bear Cocktail

*Makes 1 drink


  • 2 ounces water
  • ¾ ounce honey
  • ½ ounce granulated sugar
  • 2 sage leaves
  • ½ orange
  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • Apple cider


  1. Combine water, honey, sugar, sage leaves and two orange slices on high heat until it reaches a boil and sugar and honey has dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Fill glasses with ice, bourbon and cooled simple syrup mixture.
  4. Top with a sage leaf, an orange slice and a splash of apple cider.


Aww-Yum Sangria

*Makes 1 drink


  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 apple, wedged
  • 5 figs
  • 1 bottle chilled Prosecco
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • Ice


  1. In a large pitcher with ice, add fruit, juice, brandy and Prosecco.
  2. Stir, serve and enjoy.


Mull It Over Cider

*Makes 1 drink


  • 4 ounces traditional cider
  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • 1 clove
  • 2 star anise
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ vanilla pod
  • Juice of ½ orange
  • ½ ounce pomegranate juice
  • Handful of pomegranate seeds
  • Dash of caster sugar


  1. In a large pan over low heat, add cider, spices and juices until boiling.
  2. Stir. Turn down heat, add bourbon and let simmer for two-to-three minutes.
  3. Pour into glass over pomegranate seeds.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick and star anise.
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