Just Because Summer's Over, Doesn't Mean You Can't Have a Spritz — Here Are 4 Perfect Recipes for Fall

Autumnal spritzes are easy to make if you stock up your bar with just a few key bottles.

Pom Pom Spritz

Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Liberty Fennell

Spritzes and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly, or coffee and creamer. Iconic pairings aside, however, there's something to be said for enjoying the best of both worlds: an Aperol Spritz outside of the confines of sticky, humid weather, or an herbaceous Cynar spritz enjoyed on a patio with a crisp autumnal breeze. The fall spritz is possible if you just believe (and stock up your back bar with a few essential bottles, of course). We've got recipes for four editor-approved spritzes that bring cooler weather flavors and ingredients like ginger, apples, and yes, pumpkin spice, comfortably into the delicious spritz spectrum.

Here's how to make these four drinks for your next fall cocktail party, whether you're hosting an end-of-summer soiree, a Halloween bash, or even starting to thank about Thanksgiving.

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Apple Cider Aperol Spritz


Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Liberty Fennell

Once you try apple cider and Aperol together, you'll wonder why the combination isn't more common. You can make your own apple cider, or feel free to use store-bought if you're making a batch of these fall-ready spritzes.

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Pom Pom Spritz

Pom Pom Spritz

Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Liberty Fennell

No, you don't have to get your hands dirty with fresh pomegranate seeds if you don't want to. Whatever you do, don't skip the cinnamon sugar rim that gives this bright spritz an extra kick of sweetness and warming spice.

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Rosemary Amaro Spritz


Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Liberty Fennell

It's easy to make this beloved digestif shine alongside bubbles. Herbaceous rosemary sprigs and a secret ingredient the drinker doesn't get to see (figs!) make this a surprisingly complex, almost moody spritz that's perfect for kicking off your evening cocktail party.

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Pumpkin Spice Shrub Spritz


Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Liberty Fennell

We're not saying the Pumpkin Spice Latte is over, but this spritz is giving it a run for its money. Garnish your spritz with a cinnamon stick for an extra bit of fragrant fall flair.

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