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10 Seasonal Specialty Coffee Drinks To Try

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You do not need to be a professional barista to whip up some delightful specialty coffee drinks. Below is a list of ten seasonal beverages that you can make right from the comfort of your kitchen.

Cafe de Olla

It is a traditional Mexican coffee recipe that was first crafted back in the early 1900s. To make this beverage, cinnamon, piloncillo, and water until the sugar has completely dissolved. If you do not have piloncillo on hand, you may substitute it with brown sugar.

Add your freshly brewed coffee once the mixture has boiled. Then, you turn off the heat and allow it to steep for about five minutes. Lastly, strain and serve your beverage with some extra cinnamon on top.

Iced Dirty Chai Latte With Maple Cold Foam

Are you feeling a little adventurous this winter? Then you must try making this delicious dirty chai latte topped with maple syrup-infused cold foam. You may also enjoy this drink hot by using warmed milk.

Prepare your dirty chai latte (aka your standard chai latte paired with a shot of espresso) and top with your frothy cold or hot foam.

Even though the maple cold foam may seem complex, it is super easy to make. Combine brown sugar, maple syrup, and your preferred milk or creamer. Then froth the mixture until it has reached your desired consistency.

Eggnog Latte

This festive coffee beverage is made with everyone’s favorite boozy winter drink, eggnog. Prepare one to two shots of your favorite espresso to start making this latte. Then, top them with ground nutmeg and steamed eggnog in place of milk or creamer.

We also like to feature a cinnamon stick as garnish. It is an excellent specialty coffee to serve at holiday parties or cozy dinners with your family. Of course, you may always omit the booze and use non-alcoholic eggnog if preferred.

Peppermint Mocha

You may have heard of this drink before, as it was one of Starbucks’ best-selling seasonal coffees. Café Mocha is traditionally made by combining chocolate syrup, espresso, and milk. To make a homemade version of the syrup, add ground cocoa powder, sugar, and water.

Although for this beverage, we will be infusing it with peppermint candy canes. You may also substitute with peppermint-infused creamer if that is all you have on hand. Lastly, top your foam with leftover crushed candy canes or add a whole one as a festive garnish.

Ginger Bread Coffee

If you are a fan of gingerbread cookies, you are sure to enjoy this beverage inspired by the iconic winter treat. This is the perfect coffee to sip on while watching nostalgic holiday movies with your loved ones.

To make this beverage, heat your ordered milk. Next, combine ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and brown sugar in a separate container. Mix and add a bit of vanilla extract.

Then, froth milk until it has reached your desired consistency. Pour your foam over a cup of freshly brewed coffee and add ground nutmeg or cinnamon as a garnish.

Hazelnut Cappuccino

This tasty hazelnut-infused cappuccino is so cozy and perfect for cold winter days. Plus, it is straightforward and quick to make! Prepare your espresso shots.

Then, add a teaspoon of hazelnut simple syrup before adding your frothed milk. Top everything off with some ground cinnamon.

Log Cabin Latte

This lovely winter-inspired coffee drink can be found throughout New England. It is made with espresso combined with maple syrup, cinnamon, and melted butter.

Top your beverage with whipped cream and ground cinnamon. Toasted marshmallows also make for a great addition if you really want to go the extra mile.

Peppermint Iced Coffee

This drink is so simple and fun to make! Whip up your usual iced coffee or cold brew. Then, add peppermint creamer or homemade peppermint cold foam.

No matter which method you go for, your coffee is sure to taste like Christmas in a cup. To elevate the beverage slightly, garnish with some festive red or blue sprinkles.

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew

While this drink may seem Fall-inspired, many enjoy drinking pumpkin-infused beverages in the early winter months.

This icy twist on the traditional pumpkin spice latte is perfect for all the iced coffee enthusiasts out there. Froth pumpkin-infused creamer to make your cold foam. Although if you have a bit of time on your hands, we recommend making a homemade version.

It is even more flavorful and contains slightly less sugar than store-bought creamers. Then, top your finished specialty coffee with some ground pumpkin pie spice.

Toasted Marshmallow Cafe Mocha

This specialty coffee tastes almost exactly like a classic cup of hot chocolate. Except, it is even better since the caffeinated drink provides us an energy boost to jumpstart the day.

Prepare a classic café mocha and top it with marshmallow cold foam. You can either use infused simple syrup or prepare your own by toasting some marshmallows in the oven.

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