applecider-692x362Autumn is quickly approaching, and with it comes cooler weather, changing leaves, and delicious fall flavors. There’s no better time to sit outdoors on a porch and enjoy a warm beverage, or curl up by the fireplace with a good book and a toasty drink. Look forward to relaxing fall days with a couple of our favorite fall-flavored drink recipes that can be made right in your kitchen. Plus, consider making these refreshments in larger batches, ideal for serving to party guests. And remember, you can shop online at DollarTree.com to find the perfect mugs and serveware for your autumn festivities!

Pie in a Mug

If you love pumpkin-spiced drinks, you’ll love this treat! With a taste similar to a pumpkin spice latte, this recipe is great for events any time of the day since it does not have any espresso (though you an always add a shot if you wish!).

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Cups of Whole or 2% Milk, Heated
  • ½ Cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • A Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
  • Whipped Cream (Optional)

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Using a towel, hold the blender cap at a slight angle to allow steam to escape.
  3. Blend all ingredients until frothy, then pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Wassail

Wassail is a cider-based punch full of beloved fall apple flavors, but also great around the holidays with its hint of clove and nutmeg.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • ½ Gallon of Apple Cider
  • 2 Cups Orange Juice
  • ½ Cup Lemon Juice
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 12 Whole Cloves
  • A Pinch of Ground Nutmeg
  • A Pinch of Ground Ginger (Optional)

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. In a large stockpot, stir together cider, orange juice, and lemon juice over low heat.
  2. Drop in cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger, and stir. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Allow the wassail to simmer for at least a half hour, but you may simmer as long as you like. Serve warm. (Note: Wassail is a bit tart. You can also add a couple tablespoons of sugar if you wish to reduce some of the tartness).

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