Amazing Fall Drinks are Just a Recipe Away!
Fall is a great season to enjoy time with friends, the cooler weather, pretty colors, and – of course – fall drinks! Whether you like warm fall drinks or classic fall cocktails, there are plenty of fall spices and flavors for the season.
Here at Board and Life, we’re a sucker for a good hot chocolate or a classic mulled wine! Bruce also grew up on an apple orchard so he is used to sipping on fresh apple cider. So, if you are searching for fall drinks to make at home like fall-inspired cocktails or non-alcoholic fall beverages to keep you warm, here is a short list of some of the best fall drinks!
Spiced Apple Cider
Apple-based drinks – like cider – goes great in a mason jar. // Photo: Unsplash
Not to be confused with “spiked” apple cider (that is below on the list!), a spiced apple cider takes fall cider to the next level. Usually made in a crock pot or on a stove top, adding a few spices such as cinnamon sticks can really jazz up the cider. It can then be serves hot or allowed to cool to be a punch, if you like! We prefer hot apple cider, and you can find a recipe for spiced apple cider here.
Salted Caramel Latte
While we have healthier alternatives on the list, this one takes no prisoners when it comes to healthy. A salted caramel latte is a delicious dessert drink that hugs your insides with love (and sugar). You can change up the milk-base for something like almond milk but a more classic recipe would have cow milk or cream for the base, a rich caramel for the drizzle, real whipping cream, and sea salt! Here is one version of the salted caramel latte recipe.
Warm Russian Tea
A warm Russian always pairs nicely with indoors and cozy blankets.// Photo: Unsplash
Ah yes, the warm Russian tea – a drink with exactly zero actual tea in it! If you’ve never herd of a warm Russian before, prepare to have your mind blown! A combination of citrus flavors, vanilla and almond create a simple hot drink that warms you up great! Here is the recipe for a classic version of the warm Russian. Oh yeah, and there’s no alcohol in this one.
Chai flavors in the fall are simply amazing. They are especially nostalgic for Bruce. He traveled to Eastern Africa back in 2009 and each morning, they served chai tea. Now, you might be familiar with the classic Starbucks favorite – so we wanted to find an alternative to all the sugar. Of course, one exists. If you love the smell and taste of chai minus all the sugar and even the dairy and caffeine, here is a great recipe that lets you do all of the above!
Simple Cocoa Hot Chocolate
How do you take your hot chocolate? Simple or fancy? // Photo: Unsplash
Sometimes, simple is better. If you are a chocolate lover, a mug of hot chocolate is basically pure bliss on a cold fall morning. The great thing about a simple hot chocolate recipe is that you can substitute basically all of the parts from the milk base to how you sweeten the drink. This allows it to fit your own tastes, preferences, and style! Here is the recipe.
You can find more great hot chocolate recipes here if you want to experiment with awesome versions of the amazing drink.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Let’s be serious – you can’t escape the fall without sipping on one pumpkin spice latte – or PSL, for short. Something about the combination of flavors (nutmeg, cloves, ginger) is just right for the season and always a sweet delicious. Here is the recipe for a homemade version of Starbucks’ famous beverage.
Hot Buttered Rum
A sweet classic to warm up a little more than usual! // Photo: Unsplash
Are you confused and intrigued by the idea of “hot buttered rum”? You should be. This delicious fall alcoholic beverage makes great use of rum you have in the cupboard and the butter in the fridge. Simply add in the heat and a few spices to taste and you’ve got the warm drink to make you feel good this fall! Curious? Good – here is a recipe by Jamie Oliver!
Spiked Apple Cider
Not one to be done with apple cider recipes that easily, here is another.. but for the adults in the room! Cider is a great fall drink and goes well with a variety of liquors. Rum – depending on the darkness and the sweetness – will certainly do, as will a lighter, clearer whiskey like Canadian rye. Here is the recipe for spiked cider with rum!
Also known as Glühwein in German, mulled wine is the English term for “hot spiced wine”. Most simply, you take red wine, heat it up, and add a few extra spices like cinnamon, cloves, or cardamom. Glühwein is delicious and a classic at European-style Christmas markets. We’ve had it in a few different places and it’s always a treat to have a glass (or two…) when the weather gets chillier! Here is the recipe for your own mulled wine!
And there you have it – some of the best, classic or delicious fall drinks out there! We’re a fan of many of these – and the best part is that you can add your own twist to any of them. Your flare is what makes the recipes – yours! Which is your favorite? Get in touch and let us know – we’d love to hear about what you’re sipping on this fall!
As always, Stay Curious,
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