Now that it is officially Fall, we have decided to bring to you some of our favorite warm and cozy fall beverage recipes. These are perfect for that crisp Fall day where you want to curl up under a blanket on the couch with a good book. Many of these recipes can even be made in a larger quantity to bring to parties or to bring tailgating at the next football game. We hope you enjoy them with your friends and family during the season!
Spiked Apple Pie Punch – This party beverage is delicious served both hot and cold!
-1 gallon of apple juice
-1 gallon of apple cider
-3 cups of white sugar
-8 cinnamon sticks
-1 bottle of 190 brook alcohol
In a large pot, bring apple cider, apple juice, sugar, and cinnamon sticks to a boil. Once it starts to boil remove from heat and let it cool completely. Once cool add the alcohol. Transfer to a serving dish with a ladle so guests can help themselves.
Holiday Milk Punch – A great alternative to eggnog with no heavy cream or eggs.
-1 cup of sugar
-1 cup of dark rum
-1/2 cup of brandy
-2 Tablespoons of vanilla extract
-1/2 gallon of whole milk
Combine rum, brandy, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large pitcher. Add the milk and put in the freezer until it is very cold but not frozen solid, about 4-5 hours. Pour into glasses and grate nutmeg over the top.
Homemade Eggnog – Save yourself time by using your blender for this recipe!
-1 cups of heavy cream
-1/2 cup of sugar
-1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
-4 large eggs
-3/4 cup of brandy
In a medium saucepan, bring the heavy cream, nutmeg and sugar to a simmer. In a blender, blend the eggs on low speed for 1 minute. While the blender is still on low speed, slowly add in the heavy cream mixture. Don’t add too quickly, as this will scramble the eggs. Add the brandy and then blend to combine.
Hot Toddy – A delicious drink to help you feel better for when you have a cold, or anytime really.
-8 oz of hot water
-1 herbal tea bag
-10 oz of bourbon
-1 Tablespoon of honey
-1 lemon wedge
Pour the hot water over the tea bag in a mug and let it step for about 3 minutes. Remove the tea bag, add the honey and bourbon and a squeeze of lemon, stir and enjoy!
Homemade Hot Chocolate – Everyone’s favorite go to cozy drink!
-1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/2 cup of sugar
-1/3 cup of hot water
-1/8 teaspoon of salt
-4 cups of milk
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Combine the cocoa, sugar, salt, and water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it boils. Continue cooking and stirring for another minute. Add in the milk and continue stirring, do not let it boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Serve immediately!