Fruity Fall Cocktails + Savory Appetizer Pairings!

Have we got a delicious treat for you today! We scoured the web for fruity fall cocktails made with autumn fruits such as apples, pumpkins, and pomegranate. But we didn’t stop at that because we made it easier for you to plan a fall cocktail party by pairing these autumn libations with flavorful appetizers—just the right recipe for planning a fall cocktail party at home or a last-minute weekend gathering with friends and family.

Fruity Fall Cocktails with Savory Appetizer Pairings To Serve Guests!

From crisp apple mojitos to pumpkin pie sangrias, these cocktails look surprisingly easy to make. You’ll also love the recipe finds just as much as us for these appetizers use ingredients from leftovers like ribs, chicken breast, and turkey. Several of these recipe finds can be made ahead of time, so you’ll have ample prep and presentation time with enough energy left to entertain with a smile.

Pairing #1: Mojito with apple juice + mini rib sliders

Mojito with apple juice + mini rib sliders // Curated Finds by Bellenza

Mojito with apple juice from Cupcakes & Cutlery
Ingredients: Uses Tree Top Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed Juice with vodka and a hint of elderflower liqueur, flavored bitters (if desired), and mint leaves. The flavored bitters used in this recipe give this cocktail a lovely island-inspired flavor infusion of grapefruit and hibiscus.

Mini rib sliders from Cravings of a Lunatic
Ingredients: Makes use of slow cooker ribs or leftover ribs combined with vegetable broth, brown sugar, spices such as pepper, paprika, BBQ sauce (your favorite), and served on mini slider buns.

Pairing #2: Apple cider mimosas + Crunchy taco cups

Apple cider mimosas + taco cups / Curated Finds by Bellenza

Apple cider mimosas from Take Time for Style
Ingredients: Simply get your favorite sparkling wine, apple cider, and add slices of apples as garnish.

Crunchy taco cups from Kevin and Amanda
Ingredients: Combine lean ground beef (browned and drained), taco seasoning, can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, sharp cheddar (or Mexican variety), wonton wrappers, including sour cream and chives as garnish (if desired).

Pairing #3: Pumpkin pie sangria + turkey cranberry cream cheese wontons

Pumpkin pie sangria + turkey cream cheese wontons / Curated Finds by Bellenza

Pumpkin pie sangria from That’s So Michelle
Ingredients: Uses sweet moscato, pumpkin pie mix, mango juice, butterscotch schnapps, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, large slices of apples and oranges.

Turkey cranberry cream cheese wontons from Destination Delish
Ingredients: Uses turkey (leftover and chopped), soy sauce, and cream cheese (light) wrapped in wontons, which are baked and then topped with cranberry sauce, sesame seeds, chopped green onion, and drizzled with honey.

Pairing #4: Pomegranate sweet tea cocktail + Thai firecracker shrimp

Pomegranate sweet tea cocktail + Thai fried shrimp / Curated Finds by Bellenza

Pomegranate sweet tea cocktail via HGTV
Ingredients: Use vodka, pomegranate liqueur, sweet ice tea, and add grated orange zest

Thai firecracker shrimp from Steamy Kitchen
Ingredients: Combines shrimps (with tail) and Pad Thai sauce (ready made), chopped peanuts, fresh basil that are placed on spring roll wrappers, and then deep-fried in oil.

Pairing #5: Falling Leaf cocktail + bacon-wrapped buffalo chicken bites

Fall Leaf Cocktail + Bacon chicken bites / Curated Finds by Bellenza

Falling Leaf cocktail from Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Ingredients: Uses Big gin, apricot jam, sour, and served in a Rocks glass.

Bacon-wrapped buffalo chicken bites from Kraft
Ingredients: Layer cuts of skinless chicken breast with cream cheese that haves been cut as well, and wrap each piece with bacon; securing them with a toothpick. During the process of baking, brush these pieces with a sauce consisting of Buffalo wing sauce (or substitute with ketchup), and brown sugar.

Planning to host a fall cocktail party could not be more fun! What’s your favorite cocktail + appetizer pairing? We’d love to hear it.

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