8 Fall Drink Recipes to Try

8 Fall Drink Recipes to Try

As the weather turns cold, we switch from iced coffee and lemonade to cozy warm drinks. There’s something about a warm beverage on a brisk day that just feels right. Here’s eight Warm fall drink recipes that are perfect for catching up with friends, having a dinner party, or enjoying on a cool fall morning.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Ingredients
Cinnamon Sugar Syrup:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Latte:
  • 1 cup double strength coffee
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
Cinnamon sugar topping:
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/16 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  • Cinnamon Sugar Syrup: in a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar, and cinnamon to a boil. let boil for 2 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. remove from heat and set aside. 
  • Latte: brew a double strength cup of coffee. Add milk to a saucepan and warm or microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, or until desired warmth. froth milk once warm with a handheld frother or by adding milk to a blender and blending on high. In 2 coffee mugs, add 1 tablespoon cinnamon syrup, then divide the coffee and milk between both, finishing with the foam on top. 
  • Cinnamon Sugar Topping: combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle on top of the foam and enjoy!

    Mexican Coffee*

    Ingredients

    • 3 oz. espresso or strong brewed coffee
    • 3 oz. steamed milk or half & half
    • 1 oz. vanilla syrup
    • 1 oz. Kahlua coffee liqueur
    • a dash of cinnamon and a pinch to sprinkle on top
    • whipped cream for topping

    Instructions

    • Brew espresso and steam/froth milk using an espresso machine.
    • In a mug pour in espresso, vanilla syrup, Kahlua, and a dash of cinnamon and stir.
    • Pour in steamed frothed milk.
    • Top with whipped cream and sprinkle the top with cinnamon.
    • Serve immediately.

      Crock Pot Mulled Apple Cider

      Ingredients

      • 8 cups apple cider, fresh
      • 1 orange, organic, sliced
      • 1/2 cup orange juice
      • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
      • 15 whole cloves
      • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
      • 2 teaspoons five-spice powder
      Optional
      • fresh orange slices
      • whole cinnamon sticks

      Instructions

      • Add all ingredients to a slow cooker crock and stir to combine.
      • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7. When finished, remove and discard cinnamon sticks and cooked orange slices.
      • Ladle warm cider into large mugs and serve with additional orange slices and fresh cinnamon sticks, if desired.

        Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate

        Ingredients 

        • 4 cups of milk of your choice
        • 8 oz. white chocolate, chopped into small pieces (or white chocolate chips)
        • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
        • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (or more/less to taste)
        Optional Toppings
        • whipped cream
        • crushed peppermints
        • marshmallows

        Instructions

        • Stir the milk and chopped white chocolate together in a medium saucepan.
        • Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a simmer and the chocolate is melted. (Do not let it come to a boil or let the chocolate burn on the bottom.)
        • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and peppermint extract.
        • Serve warm, with optional toppings if desired.

          Spiced Golden Milk Hot Cocoa

          Ingredients

          • 16 ounces unsweetened vanilla coconut milk 
          • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp cocoa powder
          • 3/4 tsp ground turmeric
          • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
          • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
          • tiny pinch of black pepper & ground nutmeg
          • 2 tsp honey (substitute maple syrup for a vegan option)
          • 2-3 tsp coconut oil

          Instructions

          • In a medium saucepan, warm coconut just to the point of a light simmer.
          • Add cocoa, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, honey or maple syrup and coconut oil.
          • Whisk vigorously or use a handheld immersion blender to combine.
          • Top with optional non-dairy whipped topping and a sprinkling of grated dark chocolate, if desired

            Chai Maca Latte

            Ingredients 

            • 2–3 tsp. organic Classic Chai Tea
            • 2 Tbsp. organic almond butter
            • 1–2 Tbsp. raw organic honey
            • 1 Tbsp. organic refined coconut oil
            • 2 tsp. organic roasted cacao powder
            • 1 tsp. organic maca powder

            Instructions

            • Steep chai in 12 oz. of boiling water for 10 minutes.
            • Strain tea and mix with all other ingredients in a heat-safe blender.
            • Blend until smooth and creamy, about 20 seconds.
            • Pour, sip, and enjoy!

              Lavender Hot Chocolate

              Ingredients

              • 4 cups whole milk
              • 1 tablespoon dried lavender plus more for garnish
              • 3/4 cup of hot chocolate mix (more or less to taste)
              • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
              • toasted Marshmallows (optional for garnish)

              Instructions

              • Add milk to a medium saucepan; add in the lavender; set over medium heat and bring just to heavy simmer.
              • Remove from the heat and steep for 5-8 minutes, or longer for a stronger lavender flavor.
              • Return saucepan to heat; whisk in the hot chocolate mix. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
              • Divide among 4 mugs straining out the lavender. Top with toasted marshmallows and a sprinkle of dried lavender.
              • Sip & enjoy!

                Spiced Chamomile Hot Toddy*

                Ingredients

                • 1/2 cup honey
                • 1 cinnamon stick
                • 1 star anise
                • 14 grams chamomile tea
                • 8 ounces bourbon
                • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

                Instructions

                • Combine honey with 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add a whole cinnamon stick and star anise and bring to a simmer. Cover and remove from heat; let steep for 10 minutes, then remove the cinnamon stick and star anise.
                • Meanwhile, brew a batch of chamomile tea. This recipe calls for 8 cups of tea to serve 8. Adjust the recipe accordingly for smaller batches.
                • To prepare toddies, measure 2 tablespoons of warm honey syrup into each cup. Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) bourbon to each. Pour in 4 ounces (1/2 cup) tea into each cup, and stir until syrup is incorporated. Garnish with a lemon slice, cinnamon stick and/or star anise, as desired.

                *Items contain alcohol, not suitable for those under 21, please drink responsibly.

                **All recipes belong to their original owners, links to original recipes can be found in the recipe title.

                 

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