A Spin on Favorite Fall Drinks

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There are well-known and well-loved classic fall drinks like pumpkin spice lattes or apple cider, but there are ways to bring your fall drink game to the next level. VALLEY has compiled a list of our new favs to give you some inspiration for your at-home coffee brewing.

Vanilla Chai Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

With this “Vanilla Chai Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew” from Half-Baked Harvest, you can combine autumn flavors such as cinnamon and pumpkin to craft a sweet, energizing start to your morning.

Photo from Halfbakedharvest.com
What You’ll Need
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 chai tea bags
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 3 shots espresso or 8 ounces cold brew
  • 2-3 dashes of pumpkin pie spice
What You’ll Do
  1. Bring 1 cup water, brown sugar, and cinnamon stick to a boil in a small pot. Simmer 2-3 minutes, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and tea bags, cover, and steep for 10 minutes. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  2. In a glass jar combine the cream, milk, pumpkin, and 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup. Vigorously shake for 1-2 minutes, until thickened and foamy on top. Alternatively, you can use a frother as well.
  3. In a tall glass filled with ice, combine the espresso, 1-2 tablespoons syrup, and a couple of dashes of pumpkin pie spice, stir. Pour over the sweet pumpkin cream and then drizzle over a little more syrup and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Stir well to combine.
Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa

The “Perfect Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa” from 40 Aprons can help bring your brunch to the next level.

Photo from 40aprons.com
What You’ll Need
  • 1 750-ml bottle dry sparkling wine
  • 1 32-ounce bottle organic apple cider
  • ¼ cup cinnamon whiskey
  • 1 apple thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • fresh rosemary
  • cinnamon sticks
What You’ll Do
  1. Combine sparkling wine and apple cider in a pitcher, then stir in 1/4 cup cinnamon whiskey. Add more cinnamon whiskey to taste. Garnish with thin apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and fresh sprigs of rosemary. Serve immediately. 
  2. To make just one, pour almost equal parts of apple cider and sparkling wine, using a little more apple cider than sparkling wine. Add in cinnamon whiskey to taste.
Pumpkin Juice

This recipe from The Toasty Kitchen not only brings in fall flavors like apricot, pumpkin and cinnamon but is also inspired by the pumpkin juice beverage in the “Harry Potter” series that Harry and his friends love to drink.

Photo from Thetoastykitchen.com
What You’ll Need
  • 64 ounces apple cider
  • 16 ounces apricot nectar or peach nectar
  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin puree
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
What You’ll Do
  1. In a large stockpot, add apple cider, apricot nectar, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Whisk to combine.
  2. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  3. Pumpkin juice can be served hot, or chilled and served cold. Stir juice just before serving as ingredients may settle.

*VALLEY does not support underage drinking. Please remember to always drink responsibly.*


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