When the days get shorter and the air gets a little more brisk, you know autumn is coming. Along with fall come pumpkin spice lattes, coffee, muffins… pumpkin spice lovers everywhere rejoice. While pumpkin spice lattes (also known as PSLs) are delicious, they don’t have to be the be-all-end-all of fall drinks. There are so many delicious autumn drink recipes that you’ll miss out on if you get caught up in the PSL craze.
Yes, Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte this year will contain real pumpkin, but try this one drink recipe and pumpkin spice will no longer be on your mind. Your new go-to drink? A delightful and warming Slow-Cooker Mulled Apple Cider. This recipe has only five ingredients, and while it takes a little time to make, it is well worth the wait. When you wake up in the morning to make breakfast, turn on your slow cooker and add in one quart of apple cider, two cinnamon sticks, one teaspoon of allspice, one pinch of cloves, and one apple thinly sliced. Next, go cuddle on the porch with your significant other — since it’s fall, you’ll probably want to share a blanket. When you walk back in the house after a few hours, your house will be filled with the aroma of apples and cinnamon. Now that’s the smell of fall. Say hello to your new autumn drink and goodbye to pumpkin spice.