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What Fall Drink Are You? Quiz + Recipes

Nothing says festive fun like a warming beverage on a cool fall day. This roundup includes all of my favorite drink recipes for the season – perfect for sharing with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options!

Details for These Festive Autumn Drinks

Whether you’re enjoying a cozy night in or having friends over, the harvest season is full of opportunities to enjoy a cozy beverage. This is one of the reasons so many of us feel October is the best month of the year! Holding a warm beverage is scientifically proven to make us feel more at ease.

The recipes included in this list contain a mix of flavor pairings and ingredients. Many will feel right at home during a Halloween party or with Thanksgiving dinner. But remember: you don’t need a “reason” to try them out, after all! 

Every alcoholic item included in this includes instruction for a non-alcoholic option, so everyone can partake.

Don’t want to take the quiz? See all fall recipes here!

angled shot of a cinnamon maple whiskey sour cocktail

Maple Cinnamon Whiskey Sour

This Maple Cinnamon Whiskey Sour cocktail recipe is SO simple to make and ideal for winter months! Sub apple cider for mocktail version.

close up of vegan salted pistachio latte

Salted Pistachio Latte

This Salted Pistachio Latte is easily made right at home but tastes like it’s from a cafe! With a homemade pistachio syrup and frothy oat milk, it’s a perfect pick-me-up during the week without the expense.

close up of hand pouring coconut cream into a vegan pumpkin spice white russian in front of a roaring fire

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

This Vegan Pumpkin Spice White Russian Recipe is a twist on a classic and the ideal drink for chilly fall evenings. We made this cocktail dairy-free with coconut cream & espresso and flavored it with warming spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. Cheers!

sparkling water pouring into a concord grape gin fizz cocktail

Concord Grape Gin Fizz

This Concord Grape Gin Fizz recipe is a festive and vegan cocktail! It’s easily made with aquafaba (the water from a can of chickpeas!) and a few simple ingredients. It’s ready in 5 minutes, so try it tonight!

side view of two glasses of hot toddy cocktails next to a candle

Hot Toddy

This warming Classic Hot Toddy recipe will warm you from the inside out! Lemon, honey (or maple syrup), and ginger are perfect complements if you’re feeling under the weather. Add a shot of whiskey and you’re all set for the best winter cocktail.

glass of autumn sangria with a burnt sprig of rosemary

Easy Autumn Sangria

This Easy Autumn Sangria Recipe is perfect for fall, with fruity flavors and a sparkling finish! Red wine is mixed with seasonal fruits for a refreshing beverage perfect for celebrations or nights at home. It’s a super-simple traditional recipe that everyone will love!

smoky apple cider sangria with cinamon, apple slices, and rosemary on a wood board

Apple Cider Sangria

This Apple Cider Sangria recipe is my new favorite summer-to-autumn cocktail! With a combination of dry white wine and a hint of sparkling apple cider, it’s full of warming fall flavors while still refreshing. A delicious Halloween or Thanksgiving cocktail idea!

mug of vegan butterbeer on a wooden table next to candles and harry potter books

Vegan Butterbeer

This recipe for Hot Vegan Butterbeer tastes just how you’ve pictured the most beloved drink in the Harry Potter Universe! With notes of warming spices and creamy butterscotch, it is also easily made into a spiked cocktail that is perfect for a cool evening.

overhead shot of a mug of turmeric ginger sleep milk

Turmeric Ginger Sleep Steamer

This Turmeric Ginger Sleep Steamer is the perfect drink for before bed! Similar to Moon Milk, this caffeine-free drink recipe is comforting and the perfect way to wind down in the evening. Easily vegan with tons of anti-inflammatory ingredients.

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About the Author

Emily (Frigon) Meyers is the founder of Garlic Head, a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets while saving time and money. She is a lifelong vegetarian and 10+ year vegan. Garlic Head does not focus on labels - it focuses on creating food that everyone can enjoy.

Emily earned a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University along with degrees in Economics, Spanish, and Global Sustainability from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been featured on numerous podcasts and websites including The Food Institute, VegNews, Buzzfeed, and the Boston Globe.

Meet Emily here.

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