Mocktail Recipes You Need To Try This Fall

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Fall is right around the corner in State College! It’s ~almost~ the time of year to replace your summer refreshers with sugar, spice, and most importantly, nice fall drinks. 

VALLEY has got you covered with three mocktail (yes — you read that right!) fall drinks that do not include any alcohol. These drinks are perfect for a cozy night-in with your friends!

Cranberry Apple Cider Mocktail
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Hold up… you don’t have to abandon your cold drinks yet! This Apple Cider Mocktail recipe from TIGER is the ideal option for those looking for a simple, yet refreshing fall drink.

What You’ll Need
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup ginger ale 
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice 
  • 3 to 4 fresh apple slices
What You’ll Do
  1. Mix the apple cider, ginger ale, and cranberry juice in your favorite fall cup.
  2. Stir the ingredients together.
  3. Place the apple slices on the edge of the cup.
  4. Feel free to add more fruits to the mocktail, such as the blackberries that are featured in the photo above!
Pumpkin Whip Mocktail
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Pumpkin is a food staple for fall. This recipe from Maine Spirits is perfect for those looking for a fun and festive drink!

What You’ll Need
  • 2 ounces almond milk 
  • 1 ounce demerara syrup 
  • 2 teaspoon maple pumpkin butter 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 ounce pumpkin spice
What You’ll Do
  1. Pour all ingredients except pumpkin spice into a cocktail shaker and dry shake ingredients (shake without ice).
  2. Add ice to the cocktail shaker and shake again.
  3. Double strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Sprinkle pumpkin spice as desired.
Hot Spiced Cider
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Have no fear — VALLEY did not forget about those who prefer hot drinks! This hot spiced cider recipe from Betty Crocker is suitable for those who need a warm up this fall. 

** Note: This recipe is meant for 6 servings.

What You’ll Need
  • 6 cups apple cider 
  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves 
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 3 cinnamon sticks 
What You’ll Do
  1. Heat all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. 
  2. Wait for ingredients to boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain cider mixture to remove cloves and cinnamon, if desired.
  5. Serve in heat-insulated mugs.

If you tried these recipes, tag us, @VALLEYMag, on Instagram and show us how you’re prepping for fall! 


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