There’s no need to dillydally on trying some nice Fall beverage recipes. The key to a good Autumn drink is in the feeling. For summer, you want something cool and refreshing with a hint of lemon. For Fall, you want a varying degree of drinks to match the weather. Is it cold out? Concoct a beverage that will scald your mouth for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. You’ll want the drink to enhance whatever you’re doing. The relief that comes with the first sip is more than worth it.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Let’s get this one out of the way. Pumpkin spice lattes are a dime a dozen among the drinks, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t good. They’re just common. But you aren’t! The traditional route has you go with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Pumpkin purée is the hallmark of authenticity for this drink. I personally like whole milk added to my Fall drinks.
Everyone loves hot cocoa, and it’s best to drink it as winter approaches. There are a variety of ways to make this drink. You can liberally add things like cinnamon sticks, whipped cream, peppermint, or Baileys. If you’re in a café mood, add some coffee for a little kick. Add some chocolate drizzle for that double-chocolate goodness.
Caramel Apple Punch
Caramel doesn’t seem very refreshing, but once the apple is there, it makes for a glorious amalgam. In this simple recipe, we add a real apple slice to the concoction.
- 1 part apple cider
- 1 part pineapple juice
- 1 part ginger ale
- Add (optional) vodka and apple slices
- If you fancy yourself a spices-person, feel free to add some cloves. Voila!
Spiced Rum Cider
Ciders can play both roles: refreshingly cool or spicy hot and crisp. Rum adds zest to your drink. A little burn with your cider means that it’s working. While you don’t have to add alcohol to this drink to get the spices out of it, it’s a great way to remember that you’re in charge of your day. A great recipe can be found here.
The best part about sangria is that it can be tailored to your season. A good recipe to start out with can be found here. Adding a bunch of pears and apples to your cabernet sauvignon can turn a boring Fall day into a fun group event.
This recipe is a great start for getting your cider on. Cloves and all, this drink is a great midafternoon refresher. Cider makes a person wiser as they sip, contemplating why things just can’t be as simple.
Pumpkin Spiced Rumchata
This drink is easy to create. The smooth texture makes for a great treat on a temperate night, while you’re sitting around a table with your close friends.
Chai tea is one of the best-tasting fall drinks. You can add liquor or forego the alcohol and bask in the midday sun. Nothing beats a cold, chai-mix texture. This drink is a soothing move toward your goal of relaxation.
Autumn Jungle Juice
This is what it sounds like. Take anything you can find in your spice cupboard, take a varying degree of liquors, and add liberally until you get the desired flavor and potency that you’re looking for.