Everyone loves fall for the colourful leaves, warm sweaters, and crisp air. We especially love it for the hot drinks that warm us up. We found 10 beverages that will take the chill away and put a smile on your face!
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of coming in out of the cold, is there? Walking into a cozy room, taking off your hat and coat, and making yourself a hot beverage is one of life’s simple pleasures. Enjoy it with a good movie or book, and what more could you want? Psst, some of these drinks have booze, because who doesn’t need the extra kick sometimes, right?
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While the name London Fog may conjure up the image of a grey, dreary day in London, the drink itself is the opposite. This popular drink is an Earl Grey tea latte with vanilla. It’s fragrant with the bergamot of Earl Grey tea, and nicely balanced with some sweetness and caffeine. Get out your frother, because you’re going to be making a lot of this!
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Imagine walking into your home and being welcomed by the deep, cinnamon smell of homemade apple cider. This slow cooker recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction is easy and can last you for days. Not only is it a great drink for adults and kids, but you can use it to make other fall-inspired cocktails, as well.
It seems like there are a million of chai tea recipes out there, and for good reason. It’s very healthy for you and has been proven to enhance the immune system and it has antioxidant properties. Of all the variety of chai teas, we like this authentic homemade chai tea from Foodess the best. It’s actually a recipe from her Indian mother-in-law. It’s rich, milky, sweet, and flavourful—pure contentment.
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If you love Kahlua in your coffee, you’re going to love it in your hot chocolate. This Kahlua hot chocolate is great for the weekend when you have nothing to do but chill. We highly recommend it with brunch or on its own when you have no plans except flipping through some channels.
Save yourself some money and make this copycat Starbucks Caramel Macchiato at home instead. After a long day a work, it’s the perfect treat. Drizzle this with buttery caramel sauce and you won’t even need dessert!
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Steamed almond milk takes me back to many moons, and has been one of my favourite drinks for years. This recipe with the addition of honey is very soothing and calming. Kids will love it, and it’s as comforting as it is delicious.
Remember the apple cider you made in your slow cooker (see drink #2)? Well, give it a nice little kick with some whiskey and make yourself this apple cider hot toddy. Isn’t fall great?
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You can’t enjoy the chilly weather without some maple syrup, right? This simple maple latte by Fox and Briar is easy to make, and you’ll also find some tips for frothing your milk. And if you don’t have a frother, then you definitely need to get one because lattes.
This classic hot cocoa recipe will take you from fall to winter, and is a lovely warm beverage to serve guests. Making it from scratch is easier than you think and is a very adultish thing to do. Take your cocoa to another level by adding some cream liqueur like Bailey’s.
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What’s fall without the much-adored pumpkin latte? This version by Inspired Taste of Starbuck’s famous drink isn’t as sweet, and uses real pumpkin. Try this—you won’t be disappointed!
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