Although we never like to say goodbye to summer, we are starting to get pretty excited about fall -- fall cocktails, we mean. There are a lot of things to like about fall: apples, grapes and squash are all trickling into our farmer's markets and we get to break out our sweaters again, but it still feels pretty okay to drink a margarita in the sunshine on warmer days.

Because autumn bridges the gap between summer and winter, we like remind ourselves (and everyone else) that it's perfectly acceptable to drink a fizzy gin drink one day and a Hot Toddy the next. We're in transition, everyone! Let's embrace it with our booze!

We pulled together some of our favorite fall cocktail recipes, which cover the entire fall spectrum -- from Pomegranate Caipirinhas to Mulled Cider.

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  • Manhattan

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/manhattan_n_1058538.html" target="_hplink">Manhattan</a> recipe</strong> We think the Manhattan is the ultimate Fall cocktail. We like ours with Rye, although we'll also sometimes substitute Applejack. If you've never tried this classic, now's the time!

  • Old-Fashioned

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/old-fashioned_n_1058580.html" target="_hplink">Old-Fashioned</a> recipe</strong> You might recognize this little number as the winner of our <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/classic-cocktail_n_1833973.html" target="_hplink">Classic Cocktail Deathmatch</a>. And with good reason -- it is utterly perfect.

  • French 75 Cocktail

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/french-75-cocktail_n_1060886.html" target="_hplink">French 75 Cocktail</a> recipe</strong>

  • Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/sparkling-pomegranate-pun_n_1058701.html" target="_hplink">Sparkling Pomegranate Punch</a> recipe</strong>

  • Mulled Cider

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/mulled-cider_n_1053459.html" target="_hplink">Mulled Cider</a> recipe</strong> <em>Photo via Flickr user amlamster</em>

  • Pomegranate Caipirinhas

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pomegranate-caipirinhas_n_1058619.html" target="_hplink">Pomegranate Caipirinhas</a> recipe</strong>

  • Grape Sparkler

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/grape-sparkler_n_1056187.html" target="_hplink">Grape Sparkler</a> recipe</strong> This is a great way to highlight the amazing grapes popping up in farmer's markets right now.

  • Sazerac Cocktail

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/sazerac-cocktails_n_1055793.html" target="_hplink">Sazerac Cocktail</a> recipe</strong> <em>Photo via Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/4186993924/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">quinn.anya</a></em>

  • Hot Toddy

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/adrienne-forbes-hot-todd_n_1367824.html" target="_hplink">Hot Toddy</a> recipe</strong>

  • Rob Roy


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