Ah, the beloved caramel apple. A delicious and gooey mess of amazing fall flavors. It’s a must-have for me, even if the rest of my day is spent picking the stickiness out of my teeth. And while you’re probably thinking it’s totally worth it (I know, me too), allow me to introduce you to something better—oh, so much better—and way less, well, sticky.
Say hello to the Caramel Apple Mimosa. You had me at caramel. And apple. And mimosa.
With only five ingredients, not only is it easy to put together, but it looks absolutely amazing.
The recipe comes from Delish and includes caramel and cinnamon sugar on the rim. Then you have apple cider, salted caramel vodka and champagne. You could even top it off with apple slices if you’re feeling fancy! Just check out this video and try not to drool—or drool all you want, no judgement here.
Not fancying some champagne but still loving the boozy apple vibe? Check out this Hard Apple Cider Slushie courtesy of The Tasting Table blog. With apple cider, bourbon, ginger beer, chai tea and lemon juice, it is full of fall flavors!
Other Fall-Inspired Drinks
But, if somehow apple-flavored drinks aren’t your thing, no worries, we’ve got you covered with some other fall cocktails that might be more to your liking!
Drunken Pumpkin Latte
This pumpkin-flavored drink from The Wholesome Dish is everything you want in a cocktail if you prefer pumpkin to apples. With coffee, RumChata and pumpkin pie vodka, it’ll give you a dose of caffeine and keep you warm on chilly fall nights!
Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash
You won’t find apple or pumpkin in this drink, and instead your taste buds will be delighted with the flavors of plum and thyme in this recipe from My Diary Of Us. All you need is plums, thyme, lemon and your favorite bubbly and you’ve got an interesting fall drink!
Vanilla Vodka Chai Tea
This vanilla and vodka-flavored chai tea comes from the My Life as a Mrs blog and is super simple to make! All you need is chai tea, vanilla vodka, amaretto liqueur, sugar and half and half.
Vanilla, Pear, and Vodka Cocktail
Sticking with vanilla, here’s another uniquely-flavored cocktail. From the site Two Tarts, all you need for this drink is pear juice, vodka and a vanilla bean. You can also add sugar to the rim if you’d like and serve it over ice.
Blood Orange Blackberry Rum Punch
This rum punch from Heather Christo has only two steps! All you need to do is combine ingredients like blood orange juice, blackberry soda, rum and lime juice, then garnish the drink with blackberries and orange slices (and edible flowers if you’re getting really fancy).
These drinks will ensure your kids aren’t the only ones getting fall treats this year. We suggest pairing them with some other seasonal goodies, like roasted pumpkin seeds, a cozy fall stew and maybe even some pumpkin-flavored magic cake for dessert!
Cheers to the season!