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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know this is my favourite time of year. The chillier air, the gloomier skies, the comforting smell of cinnamon, the heavier blankets. Everything about fall makes me feel extra cozy, and it also brings about my favourite holiday: Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season and fills our tummies with pumpkin pie and delicious seasonal drinks. And recently, Alex and I have really been loving the seasonal-drinks-part of this time of year. We’re all for leaning right into the tastes of the holidays, and these three easy fall drinks will have you leaning right into them too!

The recipes are linked below, but you can also find these and others in my Thanksgiving Pinterest board!

homemade pumpkin latte

This has been a weekend staple at home for us: we cannot get enough of pumpkin coffee. Our recipe is quick and simple and, in my opinion, even better than a coffee shop latte.

what you’ll need:
  • two shots of espresso (or strong brewed coffee)
  • steamed milk
  • 1/4 oz of pumpkin syrup
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon on top
whip this up:

Pour the syrup in the bottom of your mug, add your espresso followed by steamed milk, then top with cinnamon.

Whether you want to impress your out-of-town guests on Thanksgiving morning or level-up your pumpkin pie game, your friends and family will be naming you pumpkin latte royalty with this seasonal coffee.

fall apple sangria

I’m not graceful in the kitchen, so when I’m looking for a recipe for either food or drink, it needs to be delicious, beautiful, AND easy. This Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria by Pizzazzerie fits all of my criteria – so I’ll be making it right along with you this Thanksgiving!

what you’ll need:
  • 750 mL of prosecco
  • 2 1/2 cups of apple cider
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1/2 cup Disaronno
  • 2 apples sliced
  • cinnamon sticks to garnish

mulled wine

Last year, we (i.e. Alex) made a crock pot of this for a holiday dinner and it was a HIT among our family (i.e. almost exclusively me and my mom – we were pretty reluctant to share).

This slow-cooker mulled wine recipe from The Real Food Dieticians is as delicious + easy as it gets. It’s kind of a set-it-and-forget-it for 2-3 hours type of deal, except you’ll probably sit close by because the smell coming out of your crock pot will be to die for.

what you’ll need:
  • 1.5 L of red wine
  • 2 sliced oranges
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise
  • 12-14 cloves
  • 2 hours to relax while you think about all the praise you’ll get for bringing this perfect drink to Thanksgiving dinner

What are you pouring into your glass this Thanksgiving? Let me know if you try any of these!

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