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5 Beverages with the Colors, Tastes, and Aromas of Fall

6 Beverages with the Colors, Tastes, and Aromas of Fall

As the chillier days come along, the colors, tastes, and aromas of Fall surround us. We turn to sweaters and scarves to snuggle for warmth. Or perhaps its time to start using the fireplace.

But warmth doesn’t only come from candles, fireplaces and big fluffy sweaters. Rather it also comes from the beverages that we all love because the aromas of Fall beverages are exotic and spicey!

These spicy-sweet drinks combine cinnamon, pumpkin, and other flavorful spices with the delicious warmth of caramel, honey, pomegranates and many other ingredients for beverages that are overflowing with zest.

Here are some delicious concoctions that by design are guaranteed to warm your heart and soul.

Bring Out the Aromas of Fall

Warm Apple Cider with Cinnamon Sticks

Aromas of Fall Warm Apple Cider with Cinnamon Sticks

Recipe from For Fall Decorating Consider All the Senses

Ingredients

1 ½ quarts apple cider
1-quart cranberry juice cocktail
3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
7 whole cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon ground ginger
Ground Cloves
Freshly grated nutmeg
Salt

Take a medium saucepan and whisk together cider, sugar, spices, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Then remove from heat and pour in brandy, if desired. Strain mixture into a pitcher, discard solids. Serve in mugs, garnished with cinnamon sticks.

Warm Apple Cider Sangria to Bite the Chill

Apple Sangria Warm Cider

Recipe from Seasonal Cocktails for Every Occasion

Ingredients

  • 2 apples – peeled, cored and sliced thin
  • ½ cup cognac
  • 2 cups fresh apple cider
  • 750 mL bottle of dry sparkling wine
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds

Put your sliced apples in the pitcher while saving about a ½ cup for garnish. Then, mix your cognac, apple cider, and dry wine. Stir thoroughly and fill your pitcher with ice to keep chilled. Fill your glasses, then top with your extra sliced apples and pomegranate seeds for the perfect garnish.

Herbal Winter Tea for Cozy Warmth

Norwegian Winter Tea

Recipe from Winter Herb Tea Mix

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons dried mint
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

Additional Ingredients for Each Serving

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 lemon wedge

In a small airtight container, combine the herbs. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

To prepare the tea: Place 1-1/2 teaspoons tea mix in a glass measuring cup. With the end of a wooden spoon handle, crush mixture until aromas are released. Add boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain tea into a mug, discarding herbs. Stir in honey; serve with lemon.

Pumpkin Cappuccino • Hot Drink on Cold Days

Coffee Pumpkin Cappuchino hot, tastey drink on cold days

Recipe from How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin pie syrup
  • Milk
  • Espresso
  • Pumpkin pie spice

Pour the pumpkin pie syrup and milk into the saucepan and stir together.

Heat the mixture in the saucepan on medium heat until it is thoroughly hot. Don’t let it boil or the milk will scald.

Whisk continuously to build foam on the surface. You need foam for a cappuccino. Whisking on the surface of the milk will help build extra foam.

  • Add the hot shot of espresso to the coffee mug.
  • Pour the hot milk mixture into the coffee mug until it is half full while holding the foam back so that it doesn’t go into the cup.
  • Scoop foam into the coffee mug until it reaches the top of the cup.
  • Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice over the top and serve.

Fireball Hot Toddy with Cinnamon Sticks

Aromas of Fall Warm Hot Toddy with Lemon, spices, and cinnamon sticks

Recipe from Seasonal Cocktails for Every Occasion

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • ¼ cup of warm caramel
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • ¼ cup of Fireball
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-star anise

While you boil the water, dip your glass rims in the warm caramel. Add your honey and fresh-squeezed lemon juice to each glass, and pour the fireball and boiling water over the top. Stir until the honey has dissolved, and top with your star anise.

Use these recipes to warm up your parties and relaxing moments throughout the season ahead. Please let us know in the comments below if you have a favorite Fall beverage recipe you’d like to share. We’ve also included some other links below for other excellent design tips.

All images courtesy of Canva.

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