6 Fall Cocktails We Love in Newport Beach
Apple, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and everything nice—fall is in the air, and Newport Beach’s best restaurants are stirring up seasonal sips you’re going to love! From toasty hot toddies to refreshing apple fritter fizzes, we’ve rounded up six fall cocktails that’ll warm you up from the inside out. Here’s what we’re sipping on this season!
Fall Cocktail: Apple Fritter Fizz
Served in an adorable bear-shaped mason jar, Malibu Farm’s Apple Fritter Fizz is the perfect beverage for a balmy fall day. This refreshing cocktail is crafted with Barr Hill gin, apple-ginger agave, pineapple juice, apple bitters and egg white—the ideal balance of citrusy and sweet. Snag a seat on the outdoor patio and sip the day away as you watch the boat cruise by.
Fall Cocktail: Sleepy Hollow
Get in the Halloween spirit this fall with the Sleepy Hollow, a spooky concoction made with BLACKENED American Whiskey, Licor 43, apple juice, lemon juice, activated charcoal and ginger beer. This October special at Olea Newport Beach is here for a limited time, so don’t miss out!
Fall Cocktail: Reef Cuts
Lido Bottle Works just released its fall menu, and it’s chock-full of seasonal goodness! In addition to fall dishes like Honey Squash Panna Cotta, Short Rib Polenta and Pumpkin Sponge Cake, they’re also stirring up an all-new cocktail. The Reef Cuts is crafted with beet-infused fermented gin, Lo Fi, ginger and egg white. Let’s just say this is not your typical pumpkin spice martini.
Fall Cocktail: Lady in Pink
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Great Maple at Fashion Island has created a special cocktail available only for the month of October. The Lady in Pink features Pink Lady apples, resulting in a crisp, fall-flavored delight that’s sure to please your palate. Pair it with one of their delicious brunch offerings, like the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts!
Fall Cocktail: Hot Apple Toddy
Savor a taste of the South this fall with a trip to Tupelo Junction Cafe in Cannery Village. Order their apple cinnamon beignets and pair them with a Hot Apple Toddy for a morning of cozy indulgence. This warm cocktail features apple cider, honey, cinnamon and Maker’s Mark whiskey—a drink that’ll have you feeling all sorts of cozy inside.
Fall Cocktail: Ueshima Old Fashioned
If whisky is your drink of choice, you’ll want to sip on Sushi Roku’s Ueshima Old Fashioned! With a combo of espresso-washed Knob Creek Rye, demerara syrup, chocolate and orange bitters, this is the perfect cozy weather libation to enjoy this season. The Ueshima Old Fashioned is even garnished with a spring of burning rosemary!
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger