Sip the Season: Pumpkin Spice Dream Mocktail
As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, we welcome the arrival of October—a month that brings us the cozy comforts of autumn. What better way to embrace this season than with a delightful and warming mocktail that captures the essence of fall? Introducing October’s Mocktail of the Month: the Pumpkin Spice Dream Mocktail!
🍂 A Taste of Fall in a Glass 🍂
The Pumpkin Spice Dream Mocktail is a celebration of all things autumn. It combines the rich and comforting flavors of apple cider, the warming embrace of cinnamon, and a touch of fizzy refreshment—all garnished with a fragrant cinnamon stick. It’s the perfect beverage to enjoy by the fireplace, at a cozy gathering with friends, or simply as a treat to savor on your own.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup cinnamon syrup (see recipe below)
- 1/2 cup soda water
- Ice cubes
- Cinnamon stick, for garnish
- Optional: Orange or apple slice for an extra touch of fall charm
How to Make the Pumpkin Spice Dream Mocktail:
- Prepare the Cinnamon Syrup:
- In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of water, 1 cup of granulated sugar, and 2-3 cinnamon sticks.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
- Simmer for 5-7 minutes to infuse the cinnamon flavor.
- Remove from heat and let it cool. Remove the cinnamon sticks.
- Assemble the Mocktail:
- In a glass with ice cubes, pour 1 cup of apple cider.
- Add 1/4 cup of the prepared cinnamon syrup (adjust to taste for your preferred sweetness).
- Gently stir to combine the cider and syrup.
- Top off your mocktail with 1/2 cup of soda water for a refreshing fizz.
- Give it a gentle stir to incorporate the soda.
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick for that wonderful autumn aroma and, if you like, a slice of orange or apple for extra fall charm.
- Sip and savor the warm and cozy flavors of fall in every delightful sip of your Pumpkin Spice Dream Mocktail.
Why We Love It:
- The combination of apple cider and cinnamon is like a comforting hug in a glass.
- It’s a non-alcoholic option that everyone can enjoy, making it perfect for gatherings and family celebrations.
- The fragrant cinnamon stick garnish adds a lovely visual and aromatic touch.
- It captures the essence of autumn, making it an ideal drink to accompany fall festivities.
As you revel in the beauty of October and all that this season brings, don’t forget to treat yourself to the Pumpkin Spice Dream Mocktail—a sip of fall in a glass that will surely become a seasonal favorite. Enjoy and embrace the cozy comforts of this wonderful time of year!
Stay tuned for more delightful mocktails to come in the months ahead. Cheers to autumn and the joy of celebrating style, life, and the changing seasons with Style Has No Age Limit!