6 Fall-Themed Drinks to Get You through the Thanksgiving Holiday

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Fall is full of apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, and many more flavors that are the trademark the last few months of the year. We’ve compiled a list of six seasonal drink options you can include in your Thanksgiving plans that you’ll be thankful for, no matter how you’re celebrating this year.

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Talk about fall in a cup! This frothy drink will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte
Recipe and Image courtesy of Baking Ginger

Ingredients:

  • For the pumpkin spice syrup:
    • 1 cup water
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
    • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • ½ tsp all spice
    • ¼ tsp nutmeg
    • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • For the latte:
    • 2 shots of espresso
    • 2 shots pumpkin spice syrup
    • 1 ½ cups milk or almond milk
    • Whipped cream or coconut whipped cream
    • Salted caramel sauce or vegan salted caramel

Directions:

  • For the syrup:
  1. In a small pot, mix together the water, sugar, pumpkin, and spices.
  2. Let the mixture to come to a boil and then turn the heat down to allow the mixture to simmer.
  3. Simmer until mixture thickens and then add vanilla.
  • For the latte:
  1. Mix together the syrup, milk, and espresso and pour into mugs or glasses.
  2. Top with whipped cream and salted caramel.

Apple Cider Moscow Mule Recipe

Put a fall twist on a classic drink. Bonus points if you use the traditional copper mugs (which will look fabulous as a part of your fall décor)!

Apple Cider Moscow Mule
Recipe and Image courtesy of Homemade Interest

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz ginger beer
  • 5 oz vodka
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Apple slices for garnish

Directions:

  1. Squeeze your lime into the mug.
  2. Add desired ice.
  3. Add apple cider, vodka, and ginger beer.
  4. Stir to mix.
  5. Enjoy!

Cranberry Harvest Punch Recipe

Perfect if you’re hosting a crowd for dinner, this punch has just the right flavor to pair with your cranberry sauce.

Cranberry Harvest Punch
recipe and image courtesy of Easy Peasy Life Matters

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 4 cups grape juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • Orange slices and cranberries to garnish

Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together and enjoy!

Crockpot Butterbeer Rum Recipe

Let your inner Harry Potter fan (or butterscotch lover) out to play with this toasty mixture that will please any witch, wizard, or Muggle.

Crockpot Butterbeer Rum
recipe and image courtesy of Delish

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 (12 oz) cans cream soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup butterscotch syrup, divided
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups spiced rum
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Gold sanding sugar, for serving

Directions:

  1. In Crockpot, combine water, cream soda, sugar, butter, cinnamon sticks, vanilla, and salt. Cover and cook on low for 3 – 3 ½ hours, until warm and butter is melted. Remove lid and stir in rum.
  2. Pour remaining butterscotch syrup onto a shallow plate. Dip rims of mugs in syrup before filling with butterbeer. Top with whipped cream, sprinkle with sanding sugar, and serve.

Slow Cooker Spiced White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Enjoy this new take on the classic hot chocolate with white chocolate and seasonal spices.

Slow Cooker Spiced White Hot Chocolate
Recipe and Image courtesy of Mom on Timeout

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz white chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 4 cups Half & Half
  • 2 cups milk
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow crème
  • 4 sticks of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract OR 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom OR 4 cardamom pods
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg OR 1 whole nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 2 ½ – 3 ½ hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove cinnamon sticks, pods, and nutmeg before serving.

Andes Mint Hotchata Recipe

Mentally prepping for Black Friday? Get hyped for shopping with this yummy concoction that will keep you warm and festive!

Andes Mint Hotchata
Recipe and Image courtesy of The Cookie Rookie

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Andes Crème de Menthe Baking Chips (ends up being two cups)
  • 2 cups Rumchata
  • 4 cups Half & Half

Directions:

  1. Put all three ingredients in a Crockpot.
  2. Put on high until ingredients are melted together, stirring often.
  3. Put on low after ingredients are melted and stir every 20 minutes. Double the recipe for a large crowd.
  4. Enjoy!

 

Which one of these delicious drinks will you be making for your Thanksgiving festivities? Tell us your favorites below!

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