Posted by johnna-patton on October 20th, 2015
As a Colorado wedding planner I understand that when you’re planning a fall wedding, every last detail counts. Everything from the on-mountain venue to the pumpkin centerpieces to the leaf-shaped place cards help create that warm and cozy feeling that makes us love the fall. But one of my absolute favorite details — and probably the most fun one to plan — is the cocktail menu! Whether you serve a signature drink that reflects who you are as a couple or one that matches the color scheme of the event, the cocktails you serve at your wedding should complement your personal style and the mood you’re hoping to set. To help you plan your fall-inspired cocktail menu, I put together a list of my top 10 favorite fall cocktail ideas that will surely dazzle your guests.
What’s more quintessentially fall than a caramel apple? Throw it in a martini, and you have the perfect cocktail for your fall, mountain, or rustic wedding. Your guests will love the taste of Bailey’s Irish cream, apple schnapps, and butterscotch schnapps all tied up into one amazing drink.
This decadent dessert cocktail will have your guests drooling! What’s more fall than cinnamon, apple cider, and vanilla ice cream? Add some apple schnapps and bourbon, and you have the perfect cocktail for your fall, rustic, or mountain wedding! Maximize the fun by serving it in a glass with a handle and straw!
8. Flaming S’mores Martini This fall cocktail gets a ten for presentation alone. Wow your guests with a flaming marshmallow (with a little help from Bacardi 151) and the delicious taste of s’mores. Easier to make then it looks, this drink combines cream de cacao, marshmallow vodka, and Irish cream. A coating of chocolate syrup and graham cracker crumbs on the rim makes the perfect finishing touch! 9. Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate Keep your guests warm with this fun twist on a fall classic. You may have tried white hot chocolate before, but this drink brings it to a whole new level. It blends the flavors of pumpkin pie and Kahlua (or Bourbon – your choice) into one decadent cocktail that is to die for. Top it off with some whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce for those extra presentation points. 10. Pumpkin Spice White Russian It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin spice. Definitely a crowd pleaser, this fall cocktail is a yummy mix of vodka, Bailey’s, half and half, and, of course, pumpkin spice. Serve it in a mason jar with orange nonpareils on the rim and a cinnamon stick garnish, and your cocktail hour will be the envy of all other fall, rustic, and mountain weddings!