Now that chilly fall weather has arrived, we’re in full swing when it comes to preparing ourselves and our friends and family soothing warm drinks. Even more than that, though, we’re finding ourselves almost completely obsessed with the idea of making pumpkin flavored drinks specifically! Whether warm or cold, there’s just something about the taste of pumpkin that we simply can’t get enough of around this time of year.
Just in case you’re as obsessed with the idea of making all kinds of delicious and unique pumpkin beverages this fall, here are 15 of the very best ideas to try before the snow comes!
1. Warm pumpkin spice drink
Have you long been tempted by the idea of trying these pumpkin spiced lattes that everyone speaks so fondly of, but you’ve never been a huge fan of coffee and even decaf doesn’t appeal to you, since it’s really the taste you don’t enjoy? Then we think you sound like the perfect person to give this coffee free warm pumpkin spice drink from Five Heart Home a try!
2. Pumpkin spice white Russian
What if you love the flavour and aroma of pumpkin spiced things but you’ve always been more of a cocktail lover than a warm beverage or steamed drink type person? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Delish made these fantastically seasonal tasting pumpkin spice white Russian drinks! They’re perfect to make for a fall soiree.
3. Easy pumpkin spice latte
Have you actually been on the hunt for the perfect way to help yourself make those pumpkin spice lattes you love so much at home so you don’t have to run down to the corner coffee shop so often to buy one? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Iowa Girl Eats made this delicious homemade version that’s quite simple to make happen (but just as delicious as the shop version).
4. Vegan pumpkin spice bedtime drink
Have warm drinks actually always made you feel a little bit sleepy, so you’d like to drink them before bedtime but you’re worried that the sugar involved in most flavourings will keep you up at night? Then perhaps you’d be better off trying something like this vegan pumpkin spice bedtime drink outlined step by step on Apple of My Eye! You might skip the whipped cream if you prefer.
5. Pumpkin spice whiskey cocktail
Has your attention been piqued since you read about the pumpkin spice white Russian because you do like the idea of this flavour in a cocktail but you’ve always been more of a whiskey fan, given a choice? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at how Dishing Up The Dirt made this pumpkin spice whiskey cocktail that’s full of flavour but with a bit of a bite.
6. Pumpkin spice smoothie
Besides the cocktails, we know we haven’t really shown you any cold pumpkin spice drink options yet, so what if alcoholic beverages aren’t really what they’re looking for? Then we have a feeling this delicious pumpkin spice smoothie, outlined with a full ingredients list on Deliciously Sprinkled, might be the answer! It’s a refreshing choice in the morning or a treat any other time of day (and it’s a little healthier than a lot of what you’ve seen so far).
7. Crock pot pumpkin spice latte with RumChata
Have you actually been caught somewhere between wanting to try out the warm latte recipes we’ve shown you so far and feeling quite interested in the cocktails we’ve mentioned, but you just can’t choose which to make first? Well, who said you have to choose? Check out how Farmwife Drinks made this crock pot pumpkin spice latte that has a bit of RumChata in it for a slight kick.
8. Pumpkin pie spice bourbon cocktail
While we’re on the topic of all these cocktails, why not make sure you’ve got all the options, just in case you have rather specific preferences when it comes to what kinds of alcohol you mix with? Just in case you’re a bourbon fan, here’s a fragrant pumpkin spice bourbon cocktail that comes highly recommended by McCormick.
9. Pumpkin spice kombucha cocktail
Have you actually been holding out for a cocktail that’s a little more unique than the ones with more more classic ingredients like what you’ve seen so far? In that case, we think perhaps this kombucha cocktail that still has a pumpkin spice kick to it might be just what you’re looking for. We love the way The Speckled Palate even put a spiced rimmer around the edge to really take the flavour home!
10. Bailey’s pumpkin spice espresso martini
Just in case you were quite interested in the idea of combining a pumpkin spice latte and a flavoured cocktail all in one place but you were looking for something that sits a little closer to the cocktail side of things, rather than the coffee? In that case, we’ve no doubt that this delicious Bailey’s pumpkin spice espresso martini will be right up your alley. Get the full ingredients and mixing instructions on A Tipsy Giraffe.
11. Pumpkin spice latte milkshake
Rather than wondering whether cocktails and lattes might be combined for a novelty drink, have you actually been wondering whether that flavoured latte you love so much might be something you can make into a cold drink? Well, we’re sure you’ve tried iced lattes before, but we thought you might like to see something that’s slightly more decadent and unconventional! Check out this pumpkin spice latte milkshake featured in detail on Delish.
12. Slow cooker maple pumpkin spice latte
Perhaps you’re quite interested in simply learning how to make your own pumpkin spice lattes at home but you can’t help but wonder whether there’s some kind of simple, subtle flavour detail you can add that will amp up the flavour just a little? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Yummy Life made this crock pot version that also has some maple in the mix!
13. Cinnamon spiced pumpkin pie Kahlua cocktail
Have you simply been holding out in the cocktail department because you’ve been hoping to come across a recipe that’s slightly more rich tasting, since you’ve always been a fancy tasting cocktail person, rather than a simple cut and dry one? Then we have a feeling you’ll be very fond indeed of the way this cinnamon spiced pumpkin pie Kahlua cocktail from Greens & Chocolate tastes!
14. Spiced pumpkin cider
If you’re going to make yourself something from scratch with a flavour that has definitely become a fall classic, but you still want to put a bit of a novelty combination spin on things, why not add the taste to something that is already a fall classic in itself? That’s precisely what Plaid & Paleo did when they made this delicious spiced pumpkin cider!
15. White chocolate pumpkin spice latte
Did we catch your attention when we mentioned recipes that taste simply “decadent”, but you were hoping for something even more special and delicious looking than the things you’ve seen so far? In that case, we think you’ll be very interested indeed in trying this fantastic white chocolate pumpkin spice latte featured on Delightful-E Made. As if the usual thing wasn’t delicious enough, this recipe is practically a gift for sweet lovers like us!