Signature Cocktails – Fall Inspiration

We, at Events By La Fete, love a signature cocktail! Whether it is for a wedding or a party, a signature drink allows you to add more of your own personality to your event. You can choose a drink that you love and often prefer, or you can choose a drink that reflects the season or “theme”. With the chilly weather coming in quick – we couldn’t help but think of fall inspired cocktails that are sure to delight your guests!


Blood & Sand


  • 1 oz. scotch
  • ¾ oz. Cherry Heering liqueur
  • ¾ oz. sweet vermouth
  • ¾ oz. fresh orange juice
  • Garnish with orange slice, maraschino cherry or both


Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies


  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups apple brandy, preferably Calvados
  • 3-inch cinnamon sticks


Cranberry-Spice Cocktail


  • 1 orange wedge
  • 13 cranberries
  • Three 1-inch pieces crystallized ginger— 2 minced and 1 whole for garnish
  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 1 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces hard cider
  • 4 dashes Cranberry-Anise Bitter or Peychaud’s bitters

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the orange wedge with 10 of the cranberries and the minced ginger. Add the Aperol, Lillet Blanc, bitters and ice. Shake well. Double-strain the drink into an ice-filled Collins glass and top off with the hard cider. Garnish with the 3 remaining cranberries and the slice of ginger skewered on a toothpick.


Sparkling Apple Cider



  • 1 ounce apple brandy
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3-4 ounces chilled Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava

Combine the brandy, cider, orange bitters, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake thoroughly (at least 20 times). Place sugar cube in Champagne flute, strain brandy mixture into glass, and top with Champagne.