With a slight chill in the air and the leaves changing colors, it’s safe to say fall is here again. Grab your cozy sweater, curl up with a good book and grab your favorite mug, I’ve got some hot drink recipes to help you celebrate the season.

 

Warm Apple Cider

 

·      1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider

·      3 cinnamon sticks

·      1 teaspoon whole allspice

·      1 teaspoon whole cloves

·      1/3 cup brown sugar

 

In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks. Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and keep warm.

 

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

 

·      2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree

·      1 teaspoon vanilla extract

·      2 tablespoons white sugar

·      1 cup milk

·      ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

·      1 (1.5 fluid ounce) brewed espresso

 

Brew your espresso. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk together the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and milk. Warm over medium heat, whisking constantly, until hot and frothy. Do not bring to a boil. Pour the espresso into a mug and pour the pumpkin spiced milk over it.

 

Chai Tea Latte

 

·      2 bags black tea

·      ½ teaspoon cardamom

·      ½ teaspoon allspice

·      1 teaspoon cinnamon

·      1 teaspoon sugar

·      ½ teaspoon cloves

·      1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

·      ½ teaspoon nutmeg

·      5 tablespoons sweetened condensed mild

Bring 5-6 cups water to a boil with tea bags. Stir in the spices and turn the heat down to low. When you are ready to serve add 1 to ½ tablespoons sweetened condensed milk to each cup. Pour in the hot tea and stir to dissolve milk. Serve with a cinnamon stick.

 

Recipes courtesy of Allrecipes.com