Spooky season has arrived and with it comes a harvest full of new boozy drinks showcasing the tastes of the season. Here are some fall-themed cocktails that’ll warm you up while you chill out.
222 Beekman Ave, Sleepy Hollow; 914.600.8123
Living up to the Hollow’s reputation as the Halloween capital of Westchester, this restaurant and bar has a fall cocktail menu that blends catchy names with creative tastes. Cozy up to a Campfire Old Fashioned, or wash down those quarantine blues with The COVID Cure, comprising mulled apple cider, bourbon, and ginger beer, served warm or cold.
Or, if you’re really a history buff, try The Headless Horseman: vodka, crème de cassis, and pineapple juice with a raspberry rim. Don’t forget to toast the legend himself — yes, they have a Headless Horseman statue who watches over the restaurant.
Of course, sometimes you just need to keep it simple, and for those moments, it’s safe to fall back on an easy, light, and refreshing pumpkin spice martini.
578 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase; 914.997.4113
This modern Italian offers a creative take on classic dishes, and includes a wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails that change throughout the year. Come Fall, seasonal flavors take center stage in the shaker with maple syrup, whiskey, and homemade apple cider coming together to offer a toast of We love you SMORE.
The Poison Apple Sangria is another chill choice with spiced dark rum swirled with that cider, fresh cinnamon, and ginger syrup.
Saltaire Oyster Bar and Kitchen
55 Abendroth Ave, Port Chester; 914.939.2425
Saltaire’s dining menu offers the widest selection of oysters in the tri-state area in addition to beverages from local brewers and craft distillers, but the star of their cocktail lineup for the fall is the Harvest Cup, where Pimm’s No. 1 brings a nutty date-like spice with German pear cordial, fresh California lemonade, and homemade cinnamon sugar.
90 Yonkers Ave, Tuckahoe; 914.222.9162
Eight drinks comprise the fall cocktail lineup here, some mixing Bulliet and Captain Morgan with notes of syrup, lemon juice, and muddled figs for the Spiced Bourbon and Fig cocktail; or for a drink that goes down like dessert, try Espresso in the Fall: a frozen blend of Stoli Vanilla, Espresso, rich RumChata, and Kahlúa.
Salsa Verde Taqueria & Bar
325 NY-100, Somers; 914.556.6626
Inspired by the vibrant, bold, and authentic flavors of Mexico, the fall cocktail lineup here pays tribute to the Mexcian holiday La Dia de Los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. The mezcal-based Oaxacan Dead is a local favorite, but for those looking to dial back on the spirit thing, there’s always a simple, smooth, and frothy pumpkin martini.