9 Delicious Drinks To Warm Up With This Fall

Hot toddys, skinny chai tea lattes, and bourbon-spiked hot apple cider are among the warm fall drinks in this week’s SWAT.
Vindulge

Vindulge

Mary Cressler of Vindulge blog bourbon spiked apple cider recipe. 

With the weather starting to get cooler, it's time put away those cold-brew coffees and iced teas and pick up a drink that’s going to warm your heart. You could always go traditional with black coffee, of course, or try hot chocolate, hot apple cider, or tea — but why not a hot toddy? A hot toddy is perfect for cool fall nights — it includes rum or bourbon or some other spirit, water, lemon, cinnamon, and cloves. Rumor has it that if you drink a hot toddy when you’re sick, you'll be well in hours. Having a warm drink is the perfect way to welcome fall, which is why we made it the theme of this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).

Click here for 9 Warm and Delicious Drinks To Try This Fall slideshow.

We asked The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network members to share their best warm fall drinks and the results will make you forget about pumpkin spice lattes — those spice-cabinet-flavored concoctions that everyone rushes to get their hands on every autumn at their favorite coffee shops. This year, forget about pumpkin. Try making a wassail this fall — a warm apple, orange, or cranberry drink blended with ginger, cloves, and cinnamon.

Here are this week’s highlights:

Skinny Chai Tea Latte

The Daily Meal’s Healthy Eating Editor Bridget Creel made a chai tea latte for this week’s SWAT. This a healthier alternative to other tea-based drinks uses almond milk instead of cow's milk.

Hot Toddy Recipe

Rini Desarin of Healing Tomato adds a little extra pick-me-up to her fall drink with whiskey. Chamomile tea, star anise, clove, cinnamon, and lemon juice round out this delicious hot toddy. It’s perfect for when you're sitting by the fireplace with your loved ones, but also wotth trying if you're trying to get rid of a cold.

Bourbon-Spiked Hot Apple Cider

Apple cider is delicious all on its own, but adding a few extra fixings makes it perfect. Mary Cressler of Vindulge Blog adds bourbon to her hot apple cider recipe, which improves on perfection — that’s why she’s the winner of this week’s SWAT. Apple cider with cinnamon, star anise, orange juice, and bourbon — what’s not to love?

Hot Buttered Rum Nutella Toddy

Cookistry

Cookistry

Try this hot buttered rum Nutella toddy today.

When you’re feeling a little under the weather, the perfect warm drink is a hot toddy. When you add Nutella to the mix, you've really got something special.  

For the Hot Buttered Run Nutella Toddy recipe, click here.

Hot Fluffernutter Cocoa

Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Make this delicious hot fluffernutter cocoa.

This is the perfect drink for peanut butter lovers. Chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff gives you a warm, creamy chocolate drink.  

For the Hot Fluffernutter Cocoa recipe, click here.