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6 DIY Fall Cocktails Perfect for Sipping Alongside a Crackling Fireplace

Get that bar cart prepped for cozy season.

I know it's July, and we're all sweating bullets and becoming BFFs with our A/C units. But before we know it, we'll be bundling up in sweaters, feeling the leaves crunch under our feet, and trading in our tropical summer drinks for warm, cozy cocktails.

Autumn is coming—and we need to get our bar carts ready.

Be it the unwelcoming weather or the very welcoming fall decor we surround ourselves with, fall is the perfect time to indulge in an at-home apèritif. Particularly one enjoyed under a soft, plaid-covered blanket and next to a warm, roaring fire. Bonus points if a good book or a scary movie is involved.

Sure, you could grab a pre-mixed bottle of booze from the store or pick up one of those trendy canned cocktails. But 'tis the season to bring out your inner mixologist! Host a cozy cocktail-making night with your best pals, plan a romantic date for two, or just enjoy the art of making your own drinks solo. However you spin it, a delicious DIY fall cocktail is just what those chilly nights call for.

Whether you're into sweet, sour, or something in between, here are six recipes for decadent autumn-inspired concoctions that will have you coming back for seconds.

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