Sip on These Equally Autumn-y Alternatives to the Pumpkin Spice Latte

September 30, 2019

Pumpkin spice latte (PSL) season began long before autumn actually arrived, so you might already be getting bored of the classic fall beverage. Instead of sipping on the same old drink all season long, try one of these alternatives—which are all just as festive!

Golden Pumpkin Latte [Aaptiv]
You might have noticed that turmeric is having a major moment right now, thanks largely to the discovery of its anti-inflammatory potential. This drink brings together the best elements of the PSL and a turmeric latte, but sans the caffeine. Its simple recipe combines your choice of milk, turmeric, pumpkin pie spice, a dash of actual canned pumpkin, and a drizzle of maple syrup. It’s just sweet enough without being overwhelming.

Maple Pecan Latte [The Worktop]
The pumpkin spice latte isn’t the only seasonal Starbucks drink! The coffee giant’s fall menu also always offers a maple-pecan latte—and you can make your own at home. Start by crafting your own maple pecan syrup, which is mostly maple syrup and heavy cream, and then add it to a frothy cup of espresso and milk. For the ultimate autumn indulgence, cap off the latte with whipped cream and chopped pecans.

Spiked Hot Apple Cider [Chowhound]
Here’s a way to warm up that has nothing to do with coffee! This hot apple cider recipe features one very special surprise: a splash of Scotch. Combined with fresh apple cider from your favorite local market, honey, fresh cinnamon, and a twist of lemon, it makes for a boozy fall beverage that will have you wanting to stay in with friends and enjoy autumn from the comfort of your couch.

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