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The Best Fall Cocktails for Your Catering Event

It’s sweater weather and those crisp, cool fall days have us mesmerized by the changing leaves and all things autumn. When planning your event, bring in fall’s magic with seasonal drinks that give a more powerful kick than pumpkin spice lattes. From hot drinks to warm up the festivities to cool libations with an autumn flair, Messina’s Catering and Events shares ten of the perfect fall cocktails and several mocktails to include at the bar.



   1.Cider Punch

This simple punch served hot or iced, brings forth fall favorites with a mix of apple cider, rum, bitters, cinnamon and nutmeg. (via Not Without Salt)

   2.Vanilla, Pear + Vodka

The title says it all. These beautiful ingredients fuse together for a fragrantly good cocktail. (viaBlender Babes)

   3.Pumpkin Spice White Russians

Ah, pumpkin. Mix it up with vodka and Kahlua, and you’ve beat any pumpkin spice latte out there. (via Delish)

   4.Mulled Wine

Wine is a must at your catered event, and this version spices it up for the ultimate fall favorite. (via Delish)

   5.Hot Buttered Rum

Warm up your event with this buttery classic. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

   6.Hot Toddy

We’ve all heard of this fall fave, but do you know what’s in it? Whiskey, honey, lemon, hot water and a cinnamon stick make up this classic concoction. (via Cookies and Kate)


   7.Ruffino Jack of Spades

Cognac, lemon, apple cider, honey syrup and Ruffino Prosecco is a refreshingly perfect combination. (via Brides)

   8.Pumpkin Pie Sangria

Pumpkin is the face of fall and the mix of white wine, sparkling cider, pumpkin pie vodka, pear and apple provide a remarkable twist to your catering menu. (via Delish)

   9.Bourbon Milk Punch

A New Orleans’ favorite, bourbon mixed with whole milk, simple syrup and vanilla will liven up any fall event. (via

   10.Gin, Apple Cider and Ginger Beer Cocktail

It’s like drinking fall when you combine gin, apple cider, lemon juice, ginger beer and a garnish of nutmeg. (via Creative Culinary)






A foamy, creamy treat taken from the famed Harry Potter world, butterbeer is made without actual beer. (via Yummily Yours)

   2.Spiced Cider Punch

This mix of apple cider, citrus and warm spices serves as a beautiful drink for those who want fall without the alcohol. (via Taste and Tell)


   3.Honey Roasted Pear Sparkling Mocktail

Made with a fantastic combination of pears, honey, balsamic vinegar, white grape juice, herbs and warm spices, this concoction will have your guests feeling sparkly and cozy. (via Cotter Crunch)


For your fall event, work with your caterer on deciding whether to feature one signature autumn cocktail or to offer a variety of seasonal favorites. Go for a satellite bar decked out with beautiful fall flair such as autumn leaves, pumpkins, spices and sparkling warm white lights. The best caterers, like Messina’s Catering and Events, can customize your bar to any season. We have been providing creative, seasonal catering menus for guests in the New Orleans area for more than 58 years.  Cheers!

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