Pumpkin spiced lattes, Hogwarts’ inspired Butterbeer juice, pumpkin martinis & mouthwatering hot chocolates, there’s just so many yummy drinks to choose from when it comes to fall.
FABULOUS FALL DRINKS TO TRY THIS SEASON
These easy to make fall drinks are a perfect addition to any cozy autumn’s night on the porch. Simply follow the instructions to whip up one of your own fall inspired drinks this festive season.
PUMPKIN JUICE (HOGWARTS BUTTERBEER)
Ever wanted to make a Hogwarts’ inspired Butterbeer? This is the recipe for you. Sweet, smooth and a little bit spicy, this pumpkin juice blend is a perfect drink for those chilly autumnal nights. Serve up in some pumpkin themed glasses for a spook-tacular Halloween touch. This will make up to 16 servings.
- 4 liters apple juice
- 1 15 oz pumpkin puree
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well.
- Pour over ice in individual glasses.
- Stir again before each serving.
This turmeric latte isn’t just pretty to look at, it’s also packed with health benefits. Turmeric has long been used in alternative medicine thanks to its medicinal properties; specific compounds that improve blood cholesterol, reduce osteoarthritis pain and ease inflammation.
- 350ml almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
- ¼ tsp ground turmeric
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- grind of black pepper
- Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and whisk over a gentle heat.
- Once hot, pour into mugs and sprinkle with a little more cinnamon to serve.
CLASSIC PUMPKIN SPICED LATTE
How could we forget this one? A true classic when it comes to fall drinks. This rich, decadent and creamy pumpkin spiced latte is the perfect crowd pleaser this season. Kids, especially will love to get their hands around a mug of this. Switch out cow’s milk for dairy free milk if you want a creamier taste.
- 3/4 cup dairy-free milk (we recommend cashew milk, but coconut or hemp milk would also work well)
- 1/4 cup water
- 2-3 Tbsp pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 1/2 heaping tsp ground cinnamon (*if using pumpkin pie spice, see notes)
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger (*if using pumpkin pie spice, see notes)
- 1 healthy pinch ground nutmeg (*if using pumpkin pie spice, see notes)
- 1 healthy pinch ground allspice (*if using pumpkin pie spice, see notes)
- 1 healthy pinch ground clove (*if using pumpkin pie spice, see notes)
- 1 healthy pinch ground cardamom (optional // *if using pumpkin pie spice, see notes)
- 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 ½ – 2 tsp maple syrup, more or less to taste (or sub stevia to taste)
- 1 shot espresso (or sub 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee, or 1 ½ -2 tsp Dandy Blend for caffeine-free option)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Add the milk and water to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then add pumpkin purée, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, clove, cardamom (optional), black pepper, and maple syrup. Whisk until smooth.
- Note: If you’re using a dairy free milk alterative, a little separation is normal, to whisk and stir as needed to smooth out the mixture.
- Add coffee, espresso, or dandy blend and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
- Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more spices to taste, espresso coffee for a stronger coffee flavor, or syrup for a touch of sweetness.
SWEET FALL HOT CHOCOLATE
A classic brownie hot chocolate is always a hit during this time of the year. Maybe it’s the cooler temperatures, or just the idea of getting all curled up and cozy that makes us crave a rich hot chocolate. This fall drink is super easy to make, and is ready in just 5 minutes.
- 2 1/2 cups milk 2 tablespoons of milk separated for cornstarch slurry
- 2 oz milk chocolate
- 1/4 cup brownie mix
- 1-2 teaspoon cornstarch
- In a medium sized saucepan, gently heat together the milk, chocolate and brownie mix until the chocolate has melted completed and all the ingredients are fully combined.
- Make a cornflour mixture by combining the 2 tablespoons of milk with the cornstarch. Slowly pour this mixture into the saucepan while continuously whisking.
- When the hot chocolate has thickened to desired consistency, take off heat and pour into mugs.
- Top with small marshmallows and brownie bits if desired.
PUMPKIN PIE MARTINI
Who says fall drinks have to be non-alcoholic? This pumpkin pie martini is sure to warm you up this season. Bonus, it tastes just like a pumpkin pie!
- Pumpkin pie spice, for glass rim and garnish (optional)
- Granulated sugar, for glass rim (optional)
- Pumpkin seeds, for garnish (optional)
- 2 oz. vanilla vodka (you can also use regular vodka with 1 tsp vanilla extract added in)
- 3 Tbsp pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Caramel Syrup recipe below (you can also use homemade or store-bought caramel with pumpkin pie spice mixed in)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup warm water
- Pinch salt
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Mix pumpkin pie spice and sugar on a small plate. Moisten rim of glass (either with water or simple syrup) and roll in mixture to coat in pumpkin pie spice/sugar.
- In a shaker, combine the vodka, pumpkin pie puree, pumpkin caramel syrup (or caramel), and ice cubes. Shake well.
- Strain into prepared martini glass. Sprinkle more pumpkin pie spice over top.
PUMPKIN MARTINI SYRUP
- Place sugar in medium saucepan set over medium heat. Without stirring, let sugar melt until it’s completely liquid and a light amber color.
- Remove pan from heat and pour in the warm water. The mixture will sizzle and bubble and some of the sugar may harden. if this happens, return saucepan to heat and simmer until mixture is liquid again.
- Pour syrup in jar or heat-proof bowl, mix in pumpkin pie spice, and let cool completely before using in cocktail.
EASY MAPLE LATTE
If you’ve been craving a fall twist on a classic strong coffee, this is the recipe to try. Just enough sweetness without being sickly, with a slight kick of spice, this coffee is the perfect addition to any cold morning this fall.
- 8 ounces strong coffee
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1-2 tablespoons REAL maple syrup
- pinch of ground cloves
- pinch of allspice
- pinch of fresh nutmeg
- Add maple syrup and spices to the bottom of a mug, stir to combine.
- Place milk into a microwave safe jar and heat for about 30 seconds, until warm. Tightly screw lid onto jar and shake for a few seconds, until milk is foamy.
- Pour hot, strong coffee over maple syrup. Top with foamy milk. Garnish with more spices if desired
BAILEY’S PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE
We don’t need any more excuses to add a splash of Bailey’s to our drinks, so when we tried this Bailey’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate, we were sold. Alcohol and chocolate are always a good blend. Try adding some chocolate sauce and small marshmallows to the top for a traditional hot chocolate feel.
- 2 C. 2% or Whole Milk
- 2 Shots of Baileys 3 oz.
- 1 Shot of Peppermint Schnapps 1.5 oz.
- 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
- 2 Tbsp. Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- Chocolate Sauce (optional garnish)
- Whipped Cream (optional garnish)
- Small Marshmallows (optional garnish)
- Add milk to a small sauce pan on Medium Heat; stir and heat until milk comes close to a boil.
- Stir in cocoa powder, sugar and salt; stir until lumps dissolve.
- Stir in Baileys and Peppermint Schnapps; remove from heat.
- Serve in coffee mugs topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and small marshmallows (optional).
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