With fall’s cooler temps, we’ve got cozy gatherings on the brain. Whether you’re hosting fall festivities or joining the fun as a guest, we’ve rounded up three big-batch cocktail recipes that are sure to please a crowd. Each one serves at least six people and contains quintessential fall flavors like pear, apple, cinnamon, and more. Cheers!

3 Big-Batch Fall Cocktail Recipes

Fireball Thanksgiving Punch

A boozy punch that tastes like cinnamon candies? Count us in! This Fireball Thanksgiving punch from Lisa Hatfield of Delicious Table may include a nod to Thanksgiving in the name, but it’s perfect for any cool-weather gathering. Combining apples, oranges, cinnamon, prosecco, and whiskey, this punch is delicious and its presentation is beautiful. Lisa suggests adding a few frozen apples, as these help keep your punch chilled without watering it down. And, if you’re looking for an on-theme appetizer to serve with it, Lisa suggests a fall crostini bar!

Fireball Thanksgiving punch

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or just a casual get-together, this autumn-inspired punch is the perfect beverage to serve. Image: Delicious Table

Fireball Thanksgiving Punch

Lisa Hatfield
If you don't want to be stuck in the kitchen making drinks all night, whip up a batch of this Fireball Thanksgiving punch.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Cocktail, Cocktail Punch, Holiday cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 30 servings
Calories 118 kcal

Equipment

  • Punch bowl or large pitcher

Ingredients
  

  • 11 cups apple cider
  • 1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 bottle prosecco chilled
  • 2 cups Fireball whiskey
  • 5 small Granny Smith apples frozen
  • Ice or ice rings and frozen apples
  • Sliced apple halves optional garnish
  • Sliced orange halves optional garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks optional garnish
  • Star anise optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Freeze your ice ring the night before your party. Decorate it as you wish using orange slices, cinnamon sticks, or star anise. And/or freeze a few small apples to keep the punch chilled.
  • Use a large punch bowl. This recipe makes 2 gallons of punch. You can also use a couple of large pitchers or a large beverage dispenser.
  • Pour the chilled apple cider, Fireball whiskey, orange juice concentrate, and chilled Prosecco into the bowl, pitcher, or beverage dispenser.
  • Add garnishes — sliced apples, oranges, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.
  • Serve with a ladle and glasses.
  • Add ice cubes, frozen apples, and ice rings.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 44IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword punch, Fall cocktail, Big-batch cocktail
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Spiced Pear Fall Punch

This spiced pear fall punch comes from Chelsea Vetre of Chelsea Peachtree and is the ultimate fall cocktail. The perfect combination of sweet and spicy, this recipe calls for spiced rum, Grand Marnier, homemade cinnamon pear syrup, cloves, lemon, and seltzer. To elevate the cocktail further, Chelsea garnishes the punch with cinnamon sticks, lemon slices, and pear slices — cranberries and oranges work well, too! She also notes you can substitute the Grand Marnier for Triple Sec or another orange liquor.

Big-batch fall cocktail recipe: Spiced Pear Fall Punch from Chelsea Peachtree

This spiced pear fall punch is refreshing, festive, and full of fall flavors. Image: Chelsea Peachtree

Spiked Pear Fall Punch

Chelsea Vetre
Whether you're cozying up by the fireplace or headed to a gathering, this spiced pear fall punch is sure to please.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Cocktail, Cocktail Punch, Holiday cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 281 kcal

Equipment

  • Punch bowl or large pitcher

Ingredients
  

Pear Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • cups water
  • ¾ cup sugar in the raw
  • 1 pear cut into small chunks
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp cloves

Rum Punch

  • 1 cup spiced rum
  • ½ cup Grand Marnier
  • 24 oz seltzer
  • simple syrup
  • 1 lemon cut into chunks

Instructions
 

Pear Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • Place all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to simmer. Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, then place in a heat-resistant glass and cool in the fridge for 5-10 minutes. (Note: Do not strain the syrup.)

Rum Punch

  • Add all ingredients to a pitcher or large bowl and mix. Add ice to ensure it is chilled.
  • Garnish glasses with pear slices, lemon, and cinnamon sticks.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 32mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 3gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Fall cocktail, Big-batch cocktail
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Pomegranate Cranberry Punch

This pomegranate cranberry punch from Kate of Nibble and Dine can be made in just five minutes, and it only requires a few ingredients. Calling for champagne, orange liqueur, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and a few garnishes for good measure, the result is a tart yet refreshing cocktail. Kate also includes instructions and substitutes if you wish to make a non-alcoholic version. Simply swap out the champagne and liqueur for sparkling water or cider. This recipe segues beautifully into the winter holidays!

Big-batch fall cocktail recipe: Pomegranate Cranberry Punch from Nibble and Dine

How gorgeous is this pomegranate cranberry punch!? Image: Nibble and Dine

Pomegranate Cranberry Punch

Kate of Nibble and Dine
This pomegranate cranberry punch can quickly be whipped up for a festive fall gathering or even Christmas or New Year's Eve!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks, Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 119 kcal

Equipment

  • Punch bowl or large pitcher

Ingredients
  

  • cup 100% pomegranate juice chilled
  • cup cranberry juice cocktail chilled
  • 1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine (for alcoholic version) chilled
  • ¼ cup orange liqueur (for alcoholic version)
  • 3 cups flavored sparkling water and/or sparkling cider (for non-alcoholic version) chilled
  • Pomegranate seeds optional garnish
  • Lemon slices optional garnish

Instructions
 

Alcoholic Version

  • In a punch bowl or pitcher, mix together the pomegranate juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and orange liqueur. 
  • Slowly pour in the champagne or sparkling wine and garnish with pomegranate seeds and lemon slices. 
  • Serve immediately over ice.

Non-alcoholic Version

  • In a punch bowl or pitcher, mix together the pomegranate juice and cranberry juice cocktail.
  • Slowly pour in the flavored sparkling water and/or sparkling cider and garnish with pomegranate seeds and lemon slices. 
  • Serve immediately over ice.

Notes

A few notes and tips from Kate: 
  • For the non-alcoholic version, if you want a sweeter punch, use all the sparkling cider — an entire bottle is about 3 cups. For a less sweet, more tart punch, use all the flavored sparkling water. You can also use a combination of cider and sparkling water for a well-balanced option.
  • If you are serving the punch in a pitcher, you only need about one lemon and about ¼-½ cup of pomegranate seeds (about ¼-½ of a pomegranate) for garnish. If you want to double the recipe and serve it in a punch bowl, you need about 3-4 lemons and between 1-1½ cups of pomegranate seeds to cover the surface.

Nutrition

Serving: 1CupCalories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 31mgPotassium: 193mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword punch, Fall cocktail, Big-batch cocktail
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Cheers!

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