Fall Drinks that Will Keep You Warm and Cozy

Discover the best fall drinks, including delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks like mulled wine, hot apple cider, pumpkin spice latte and more

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What drinks immediately come to mind when you think of fall? Warm and comfy on a chilly fall night, the steam mixing with the breath you can see in the air. Maybe you have a favorite fall drink recipe or you’re looking for a new way to warm up with an apple cider cocktail or an upgraded hot cocoa.

We bring you the best fall drinks and cocktail recipes, with and without alcohol. You’ll probably recognize some of them, but hopefully you’ll discover something new. At the very least, maybe you’ll find a new way to enjoy a classic fall drink. You may want a cocktail shaker for some and others may require a slow cooker or simply cocktail glasses. Enjoy!

Non-Alcoholic Fall Drinks

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Mexican hot chocolate served in glass mugs
Source: Food Network

Now THIS is hot chocolate. The perfect blend of sweet and spicy and delicious.

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Honey Coffee

Total time: 10 minutes

Honey coffee served in coffee cups
Source: Taste of Home

Yes, another fabulous way to enjoy a hot cup of coffee. Sold! The creators of this drink say it is inspired by the traditional Spanish latte. It may just become a traditional drink for your fall season.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Total time: 20 minutes

Pumpkin spice latte served in a glass coffee mug
Source: Taste of Home

Hey, not everyone is tired of pumpkin spice everything. Besides, this is the OG of pumpkin spice.

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Apple Cider Slushies

Prep time: 5 minutes

An apple cider slushie served in a highball glass and garnished with a cinnamon and sugar doughnut
Source: delish

Okay, this one isn’t warm, but not all fall drinks have to be warm! This chilled apple cider recipe is great for those few warm fall days when cider and ice cubes make great friends.

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Pumpkin Milkshakes

Total time: 10 minutes

Pumpkin milkshakes served in lowball glasses and garnished with black licorice
Source: Taste of Home

Fall pumpkin spices bring warmth to this recipe. We think you’ll agree that it’s hard to stop going back for more of these tasty milkshakes. Optional garnish with a black licorice twist that doubles as a straw.

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Slow Cooker Hot Apple Cider

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 2 hours

Hot apple cider in slow cooker with orange slices
Source: Taste of Home

If there’s any drink that is a true fall drink, it’s hot apple cider. By now there are endless variations of how to make it. This is the one we want to share with you. Because it’s good and it’s easy.

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  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Whole cloves
  • Whole allspice
  • Apple cider
  • Brown sugar
  • Oranges

Slow Cooker Chai Tea

Prep time: 20 minutes

Slow-cooker chai tea served in glass coffee mugs
Source: Taste of Home

So easy and so worth the wait! This slow cooker chai tea will have your home smelling amazing all day and keep you warm all night.

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Alcoholic Fall Drinks

Some, but not all, famous fall cocktails tend to be creamy or warm (besides the warming effect of alcohol). Try them throughout the fall season, at Halloween or a dinner party. These are for the 21-years-and-up crowd, of course.

Classic White Russian

Total time: 5 minutes

A classic White Russian, an alcoholic fall drink
Source: delish

A White Russian hits the spot any time, but it is especially great for autumn.

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Hot Buttered Rum

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Hot buttered rum served in a glass mug
Source: delish

Does it really get better than hot buttered rum when it’s cold out?

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Boozy Screamsicle Milkshakes

Total time: 5 minutes

Highball glasses containing boozy screamsicle milkshakes
Source: delish

Halloween is right around the corner and these milkshakes with alcohol are frighteningly tasty and definitely a treat! 

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Apple Pie Moonshine

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Apple pie moonshine served in mason jars
Source: delish

This is a delightful example of turning a food into a drink by combining ingredients that mimic the flavor profile. A warm mug of hot apple pie moonshine hits the spot on a cool fall night, whether sitting by a fire and relaxing on your own or with a small gathering of loved ones.

This one is versatile and can be a martini, mimosa, margarita or a whiskey-based drink.

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Mulled Wine

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

A glass of mulled wine with cinnamon, orange and star anise garnish
Source: delish

Warm, sweet and just the right amount of alcohol, plus all the spices of the holidays make mulled wine a win, especially considering how easy it is to make. Try its close cousin, red wine sangria, for a chilled, fruitier alternative with an orange twist.

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Apple Cider Hot Toddy

Prep time: 1 minute

Total time: 5 minutes

Apple cider hot toddy served in a glass mug
Source: Rhubarbarians

The hot toddy gets a hot apple cider fall makeover and brings the fall coziness.

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Apple Cider Mojito

Prep time: 5 minutes

An apple cider mojito served in a mason jar with a sprig of mint
Source: delish

Blending the bright freshness of the mojito, a summertime staple, with a classic fall apple cider makes perfect sense as a seasonal transition beverage.

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