Fall is here, and that means fall flavors are going to be popping up everywhere. In stores and cafes, you will start to find pumpkin-flavored everything. Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, or PSLs, become a seasonal buzzword in the fall. If pumpkin is not quite your thing, you may enjoy items flavored with apple or maple instead. While many of the fall festivities may be called off this year due to Covid, you can still have the taste of fall yourself. Whether you want to try one of these drinks at home or serve them at a fall gathering when it is safe to do so, you will want to know some seasonal drinks for fall.
How-to Serve Seasonal Drinks for Fall: Festive Beverages
There are so many fun and festive cocktails you can make for fall. Since the PSL is the reigning champion of the season, why not try a boozy version? The Drunken Pumpkin Latte may be just the perfect twist on the most popular of the seasonal drinks for fall! It looks impressive and tastes delicious, but it is easier to make than you may think!
Combine 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and 1 tablespoon sugar on a small plate. Rim two coffee mugs with the lemon wedge, then dip in sanding sugar and spice mixture. Make sure to keep the remaining sugar and spice mixture. In a heatproof measuring cup or bowl, stir the espresso powder, the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and the remaining teaspoon of pumpkin spice into the boiling water until dissolved. Then, add the rumchata and vodka and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared mugs. Finally, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with some of the remaining sugar and spice mixture. Enjoy!
Who doesn’t love hot apple cider in the fall? It just feels so festive. Out of all of the seasonal drinks for fall, spiced cider may be one of the most versatile. It is delicious on its own for anyone not wanting to partake in an alcoholic beverage. It is also a good option if you are not wanting to serve alcohol at your gathering. However, it is really great spiked as well.
To make it, add 1 gallon of apple juice or cider into a 10 quart dutch oven. Next, it’s time for the spices and flavoring. Cut up 1 orange into slices, and add it to the apple cider. Also, add 3 cinnamon sticks, 4 star anise, 1 tablespoon whole cloves, 1 tablespoon whole allspice, and a small pice of sliced ginger root to the mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 2-3 hours. You can add 1.5 cups of spiced rum to the apple cider mixture if you would like. Don’t forget to remove the spices and fruit from the mixture before serving.
If you are wanting to enjoy a seasonal beverage, you will not go wrong with either of these options. Now you will have some great ideas if you are wanting to serve seasonal drinks for fall.