Sippin’ on Spice: Seasonal (and Speedy!) Autumn Beverages
Crisp air, crunchy fallen leaves and a new harvest of flavors to complement the season are just a few reasons why we love autumn. Dive into this nostalgic time of year with bountiful new spices and produce — this time, in your drink! You don’t have to be a culinary master to whip up these fast and simple beverage recipes; instead, these recipes will make you look like the most put-together autumnal host, with minimal stress and effort on your part. You may even find yourself making them all year!
A Taste of Transition
While rummaging through the pantry at home, you may realize that you still have leftover margarita ingredients from your backyard summer BBQ. However, with autumn upon us (and wafts of heavenly apple pie baking in the oven), a traditional margarita crashes the party.
If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation or are looking for the ideal “transitional” fall drink, explore these cranberry margaritas. An autumnal spin on the classically cold summer beverage, these margaritas are as efficient as they are refreshing. It is a thoughtful touch that subtly complements fall while still paying homage to warmer weather and seasons past.
If you’ve ever made hot apple cider for your children and caught yourself wondering how to take the fall beverage to the next level… it is definitely easier than you think.
This Spiked Warm Caramel Apple Cider contains only three ingredients and is definitely not something you can pick up at your local Starbucks! Hold the caramel apple vodka when serving the kiddos, and add it after taking the cider off the stove (not during, as the alcohol will evaporate). Easiest nightcap ever!
The New Pumpkin Spice
Ah… would it really be fall without the infamous PSL? Few drinks have taken over social media as widely as the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but health advocates and coffee drinkers alike are over the hype. So what’s the “cooler” hot drink?
Turmeric Lattes. Scratch that — dairy free turmeric lattes. Now we know what you’re thinking, that sounds too health-conscious to be an autumnal treat. Yet with ground cinnamon, rich almond milk and a little bit of ginger, turmeric lattes are the hottest new warm beverage. As good tasting as they are for you, skip the overpriced local health cafe and learn to make your own. Save the pumpkin spice for Grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie.