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Five Gallon Fall Cocktails For Your Tap Truck or Mobile Bar

Classic Taps Fall Cocktails


Imagine this: A vintage tap truck like Classic Taps adorned with rustic décor, nestled amid the golden-hued trees, and surrounded by joyful revelers. The soft hum of conversations, the laughter of friends, and the clinking of glasses all come together in harmony. And at the heart of this picturesque scene lies the pièce de résistance—the tap truck, ready to pour glasses brimming with autumn's fragrances.

As the summer sun bids us farewell and the first leaves begin to tumble gently from the trees, it's clear that autumn has arrived. With its crisp air and vibrant foliage, fall is a season that begs to be celebrated with friends, family, and, of course, fantastic flavors. And what better way to serve up the spirit of the season than from the tap of a charming beverage truck?

In this blog post, we're taking you on a journey to embrace the fall season with open arms and a tap truck filled with five irresistible 5-gallon fall cocktail recipes. These recipes are designed to delight your guests with the warm, comforting flavors of autumn, all while showcasing the charm and convenience of your mobile beverage haven.

Join us as we unveil these fall-inspired cocktails, offer insights on presentation, and guide you through creating unforgettable gatherings with your tap truck as the centerpiece. So, rev up your beverage truck, invite your loved ones to gather 'round, and get ready to serve up the flavors of fall in every pour.

Apple Cider Margarita Five Gallon Cocktail

Introducing the Apple Cider Margarita, a delightful fusion of the classic margarita and the wholesome essence of autumn. This enchanting cocktail combines the zesty allure of tequila with the comforting, crisp notes of apple cider, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. With its vibrant amber hue and a hint of cinnamon and spice, this seasonal concoction captures the very essence of fall in a glass.

So, whether you're gathered around a bonfire, sipping on a cozy evening by the fireplace, or simply craving the taste of the orchard in your cocktail, the Apple Cider Margarita is your passport to the heartwarming embrace of autumn.

147 Ounce Silver Tequila (4.34 Liters)
49 Ounces Orange Liquor (1.45 Liters)
343 Ounces Apple Cider
49 Ounces Lime Juice
49 Ounces Water

With some batched cocktails it is important to dilute the drink with water since there is no bartender shaking the cocktail.

Cranberry Orange Sangria Five Gallon Cocktail

Introducing the Cranberry Orange Sangria, a vibrant and citrus-infused libation that encapsulates the essence of sunny days and breezy gatherings. In this delightful concoction, the tart allure of cranberries meets the zesty brightness of fresh oranges, mingling with a medley of complementary fruits, and marrying together in a luscious blend of wine and spirits. With its tantalizing scarlet hue and a refreshing burst of citrus notes, this Sangria beckons to be sipped leisurely under the warm sun or savored during a balmy evening on the porch. So, whether you're hosting a summer soirée or simply seeking a taste of sunshine in a glass, the Cranberry Orange Sangria promises to infuse your moments with a splash of pure, fruity delight.

1.5 gallons red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon)
1.5 gallons cranberry juice
1.5 cups orange liqueur (e.g., Triple Sec)
1 cup brandy
2 cups fresh cranberries
4 oranges, thinly sliced
Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Pumpkin Spice White Russian Five Gallon Cocktail

Introducing the Pumpkin Spice White Russian, a cozy and indulgent libation that seamlessly melds the rich comfort of a classic White Russian with the unmistakable warmth of autumn's beloved spice. In this captivating cocktail, velvety smoothness meets the essence of pumpkin and a hint of aromatic spices, creating a sip that's reminiscent of a crisp fall evening by the fireplace. With its creamy beige hue and the inviting aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon, this seasonal twist on a beloved classic invites you to embrace the nostalgia of pumpkin patches and harvest gatherings. Whether you're curling up with a good book or sharing stories with friends around a crackling fire, the Pumpkin Spice White Russian is your passport to the coziest, most heartwarming moments of fall.

1.5 gallons vodka
1.5 gallons coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa)
750 ml pumpkin spice creamer
750 ml whole milk
Ground cinnamon and nutmeg for garnish

Instructions: In a large container, combine the vodka, coffee liqueur, pumpkin spice creamer, and whole milk. Stir well. Serve in glasses over ice and sprinkle with a pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg.

Maple Bourbon Smash Five Gallon Cocktail

The Maple Bourbon Smash is a cocktail that marries the robust, smoky charm of bourbon with the sweet embrace of pure maple syrup. This libation embodies the essence of autumn with every sip, offering a harmonious blend of rich flavors and a touch of seasonal warmth. Its deep amber hue, reminiscent of the changing leaves, and the intoxicating aroma of bourbon and maple syrup, create an irresistible invitation to savor the very best of fall. Whether you're gathered with friends on a crisp evening or enjoying a quiet moment of reflection, the Maple Bourbon Smash promises a taste of sophistication and comfort, making it the perfect companion for those seeking to indulge in the cozy pleasures of the season

1.5 gallons bourbon
1.5 cups pure maple syrup
1.5 cups fresh lemon juice
1.5 cups water

Instructions: In a large pitcher or container, combine the bourbon, maple syrup, lemon juice, and water. Stir until well mixed. Serve over ice and garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh rosemary and a lemon slice.

Cinnamon Whiskey Sour Punch Five Gallon Cocktail

The Cinnamon Whiskey Sour Punch is a cocktail that reinvents the classic whiskey sour with a tantalizing twist of warm, aromatic cinnamon. This delightful libation combines the bold, smooth character of whiskey with the comforting embrace of cinnamon's spicy-sweet allure. With its inviting amber hue and the fragrance of freshly ground cinnamon, this cocktail promises a journey through the depths of flavor, culminating in a harmonious balance of tartness and warmth. Whether you're looking to elevate your cocktail game or gather with friends for a cozy evening by the fire, the Cinnamon Whiskey Sour Punch is your gateway to a taste experience that's both familiar and delightfully unexpected, making it an ideal choice for those who crave the comfort of a classic with a dash of innovation.

1.5 gallons of bourbon or whiskey
1.5 gallons fresh lemon juice
1.5 gallons water
1.5 cups simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, dissolved)
Ground cinnamon and lemon slices for garnish

Instructions: In a large container, combine bourbon, fresh lemon juice, water, and simple syrup. Stir well. Serve in glasses over ice, and garnish with a pinch of ground cinnamon and a lemon slice.


There are so many fun fall drinks that can be scaled up from a single drink to a five-gallon batch! These recipes will fit any home brewing five-gallon Cornelius kegs. All you have to do is pour the ingredients into a keg and start serving. It's important to remember that still drinks will need to be tapped with nitrogen and carbonated drinks will require CO2. At Classic Taps we love trying out new recipes and pride ourselves on serving quality cocktails from our bedside. If you have any questions feel free to reach out!

Written by Michael Elliott October 6th, 2024

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