Apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, caramel, the list goes on and on. The flavours of fall are my favourite! There are tons of autumn recipes for baked goods and hearty soups but another category of food is drinks! Alcoholic and otherwise, here are some beverages to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner or cocktail hour. Spoiler alert: stock up on the apple cider now!
by A Night Owl Blog
I am definitely one of those people who orders frozen coffee all year long, even when there’s snow up to my knees or a heat wave is sweeping in. So a pumpkin spiced caffeinated frosted drink is just the ticket. This recipe is as simple as they come, but I guarantee this would be cheaper than the same thing from a coffeehouse.
- 1 cup International Delight Vanilla Iced Coffee
- ⅓ cup International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup ice
- Blend International Delight Vanilla Iced Coffee, International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer, vanilla ice cream and ice together until smooth.
- Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.
by DIY Candy
There are two drinks permissible at a brunch. One is ridiculous, over the top coffee drinks (see above) and mimosas! Here we have a delicious seasonal take on the typically orange juice bubbly.
- 8 oz apple cider chilled
- 8 oz sparkling wine of your choice
- 1 pinch cinnamon powder
- 2 tsp sugar mixed with cinnamon powder optional, for the rim
Take a wet paper towel and run it along the rim of the glasses. Take the cinnamon-sugar mix in a shallow plate and turn the rim of the glasses on it till the cinnamon sugar coats it.
Take the apple cider in a jar and add a pinch of cinnamon powder to it. Stir.
Pour the apple cider into the prepped glasses and top it off with the sparkling wine (you’ll do approximately a 50/50 mixture).
by The Chunky Chef
Now we are getting very fancy! Gotta love a drink full of glitter and fairy tale magic. I’d serve this at a Halloween party or themed dinner and want to up the atmosphere by pouring it into your guests’ glasses. Unfortunately, the ingredients are a bit trickier to get hold of but it looks worth it!
- 4 oz apple cider
- 1 1/2 oz spiced rum
- 1 1/2 oz pomegranate juice
- 3/4 oz grenadine
- scant 1/4 tsp edible luster dust
- Add ice to cocktail shaker, add ingredients, cover and shake.
- Strain into glass and serve!
- Provide cocktail stirrers to help reduce the dust settling.
by Self-Proclaimed Foodie
Shots shots shots shots etc.! I’m not going to pretend like I’m some big party person, because I’m not. I’m more of the type to have a couple friends over, play a couch co-op video game, and drink craft beer like the snobs we are. Sometimes we might even include a drinking game of some kind. Bottom line is you don’t need to throw a rager in order to pour some shots!
- 1 part apple vodka
- 1 part apple cider
- whipped cream
- caramel sauce
- Fill shot glasses with apple vodka and apple cider.
- Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
- Shoot ’em back and enjoy!
by The Bright Green Door
Every once in a while I get in a mood I want nothing more than a good, hearty hot chocolate. Usually, after a particularly long day or if something is stressing me out, I just need to feel like a little kid again. Hot chocolate is perfect for those days, and adding salted caramel to the mix is only an improvement.
- 4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp hazelnut syrup (or toffee nut from Starbucks)
- 2 tbsp caramel sauce, caramel drizzle
- whipped cream
- Mix sugar, cocoa, and 1 tsp salt
- Add water and boil for 1 minute
- Add milk and heat until warm
- Mix in vanilla, hazelnut syrup and caramel sauce
- Pour into a coffee cup and top with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and sea salt
by What’s Cooking America
I know that Fireball Whiskey can be quite the divisive drink. Some people love the intense cinnamon flavour and others feel like they’ve been assaulted by a gang of cinnamon hearts. I’m somewhere in the middle: it’s not my go-to drink but I also probably wouldn’t turn it down if it was offered to me. However, if you add apple cider and a cinnamon stick to anything, I’m way more likely to adore it.
- Ice cubes (approximately 4 or 5 ice cubes)
- 2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
- 3 oz apple cider
- Apple slices
- Fill a glass (highball glass or white wine glass) 1/4 full with ice cubes
- Pour in the Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and then top with the apple cider
- Gently stir until mixed
- Garnish with apple slices