November 20, 2015

Friday 5: Favorite Fall Drinks

I love anything seasonal so I can totally get on board with festive drinks. I have never been a devotee of the PSL...I know, I know, that totally voids any vision you had of me drinking a latte in my jeans, boots and vest didn't it? Well fear not, because there's another warm drink that I enjoy and especially like drinking when I'm wearing my monogrammed vest, so read on!

1. Coffee drink: Skinny Vanilla Latte with cinnamon. The cinnamon makes all the difference. Try it! You'll love it!

2. Warm non-coffee drink: Chai tea with a splash of milk or the Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple tea

3. Brewsky: I am a SUCKER for pumpkin beers. Williamsburg Alewerks's Pumpkin Ale won our pumpkin beer tasting last year. It's pretty delicious...not too sweet or spicy...and it's local.

The results of our order of preference, left to right.
4. Cocktail: Last year Adam developed a cocktail that he refers to as "Long Winters Nap" which seems fitting. It's comprised of Apple Jack, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a cinnamon least I think that's what is in it. It's the perfect cocktail to sip after dinner while you sit by the fire or Christmas tree.

5. Vino: Like many, I tend to enjoy lighter white wines during the warm summer months and more substantial reds during the fall and winter months. This also lends itself to better food and wine pairing. So you can find Cab Franc and spicier Zinfandels hanging out in my kitchen this time of year.

Check out the other posts that are part of the DC Trifecta's (Mar, Cynthia, Courtney) blog linkup this week! Maybe you'll get some good ideas for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast!


  1. Yum, that cocktail sounds delicious! I'm a sucker for mulled wine when the weather starts to cool.

  2. That cocktail sounds good! I also really like chai. I like pumpkin spice, but it's just been too hot here for warm drinks and by the time it cools down, I think the Christmas drinks will be out! As far as beer goes, the only beers I really like are light shandies.

    I hope you ladies are having a great Fall :).

  3. I love fall and winter beer season. So many great options. I've had a few tasty pumpkin beers this year and am starting in on the holiday ales and heavy porters/stouts. Mmmmm. The vanilla latte with cinnamon sounds great. I may have to give that a try. :)

  4. Have you had Starr Hill Boxcarr Porter? That wins my favorite pumpkin beer every year.

  5. Can you believe I have never had a PSL? I do enjoy chai tea and my favorite holiday wine is Alpine Spice. It's a dessert wine. I can't explain it but if you ever come across it, get it. It's great! It's from Sand castle winery in PA! -M