Alright, so I kicked off Fall Week with some awesome memories but now it's time to move onto one of my favorite things about fall: Hot Beverages!
Growing up on the West Coast, Starbucks was the hub of all things Fall for me. I loved going to Starbucks to study or to meet friends. The smells inside were warm and the music was always jazz or holiday tunes. I loved sitting inside and looking out at the bustling world. Memories of Thanksgiving shopping. pumpkins springing up everywhere and seeing kids with their new backpacks come flooding back when I smell a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. One of my favorite things on this planet.
In a close second to the Pumpkin Spice Latte is a warm mug of hot cocoa. Who doesn't like cocoa?! Now, as an adult, I enjoy my cocoa with a little splash of something more adult, like Bailey's or Kahlua. Nothing says Fall like curling up at night with my sweety, a blanket and a cup of cocoa watching the leaves fall off the trees.
|English Breakfast Tea.|
Second place is a tie. Both cocoa and English Breakfast Tea make the list. While I also love Earl Grey tea, I prefer the taste of English Breakfast the best. It will always remind me of my family, of being home and of being warm. Even when I drink it in the summer, I'm always thinking of family, home and fall.
|Hot Apple Cider.|
Lastly, hot apple cider makes the list. Honestly, I prefer the smell of apple cider to the flavor but I know a lot of people love this warm beverage so I put it on my list. There's something so soothing about the hot apple taste mixed with cinnamon and sweet. I think it's growing on me.
What Fall beverages didn't make my list? What are your favorites?