If you’re having a late Fall wedding and are still looking for the perfect signature cocktail…look no further! Check out these seasonal concoctions to get inspired.

Autumn Punch | Fall Signature Cocktail Inspiration | Pink Lotus Events

Autumn Punch 

Makes: 10 to 12 servings
Prep 20 mins
Chill 4 hrs


  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1/2 of a vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 64 ounce bottle apple-cranberry juice
  • 4 medium purple and/or green plums, pitted and sliced
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle Gewurztraminer, or other fruity white wine*


  1. Place cloves and vanilla bean in center of a double-thick 6-inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners of cloth together; tie closed with clean string. Pour apple-cranberry juice into a large container or pitcher. Add plums and spice bag. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  2. Remove and discard cheesecloth bag. Stir in Gewurztraminer. Serve beverage and plum slices over ice. (Or omit the ice and heat the juice mixture and wine in a 4-quart Dutch oven until hot. Serve in heatproof mugs.) Makes 10 to 12 servings.

*Nonalcoholic Option: Substitute two 12-ounce cans chilled ginger ale for the Gewurztraminer, and serve over ice.

Tennessee Cherry Cocktail | Fall Signature Cocktails | Pink Lotus Events

Tennessee Cherry Cocktail

Makes: 1 servings
Start to Finish 15 mins


  • 6 fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 1/2 ounces cherry-infused whiskey or whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa or chocolate coffee syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a 10- to 12-ounce old fashioned glass, muddle cherries, whiskey, syrup, and vanilla with a fork. Add ice.

Winter Fruit Sangria | Fall Signature Cocktails | Pink Lotus Events

Winter Fruit Sangria

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 15 mins
Chill Up to24 hrs


  • 6 dried Calimyrna (light) figs, sliced
  • 6 dried apricots, cut into slivers
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle Rioja or Merlot
  • 1 10 ounce bottle club soda


  1. In a saucepan stir together the dried fruits, brandy, and honey. Cook over medium-low heat until simmering. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  2. Add wine; stir. Refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  3. To serve, strain sangria into a pitcher. Add ice cubes and club soda; stir gently. Makes 8 servings.

Apple Cider Punch | Fall Signature Cocktails | Pink Lotus Events

Apple Cider Punch

Makes: 15 servings
Serving size: 6 ounces
Yield: 11-1/2 cups
Start to Finish 5 mins


  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice, cranberry-raspberry juice, or orange-mango juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle sparkling white grape juice or sparkling wine


  1. In punch bowl, large pitcher, or pitchers combine apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice.
  2. Slowly add sparkling white grape juice or sparkling wine. Serve immediately. Makes 11-1/2 cups (about 15, 6-ounces)

(recipes and images via bhg.com)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s