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As the leaves turn and fall alongside the temperatures in Door County, our favorite liquids go from icy cold to warm and steamy. Cozy up this season with a hot mug of coffee, tea or cider and make a toast with a spiced wine or warm cocktail. Here are five warm drinks to sip this fall:
You can enjoy this favorite bonfire treat without striking a match! The specialty espresso drinks at Double Delites in Egg Harbor are made extra special with the addition of Ghriradelli Chocolate flavors. The S’mores Latte is a autumn staple with steamed milk, espresso, Ghriradelli Chocolate and toasted marshmallow. Craving something cooler? They also offer Italian soda and gelato shakes.
Find fresh apple cider to buy by the half or full gallon at this orchard market just north of Egg Harbor. Heat in a sauce pot with a cinnamon stick for a warm treat full of that sweet and tart apple flavor. Or add a shot of your favorite spirit and a slice of apple to enjoy a warm cocktail.
Door County Coffee & Tea offers fantastic blends of coffee and tea year round, but you’ll only find these special autumn flavors during fall. From maple and caramel apple to cranberry orange and pumpkin spice, you’ll find eight different seasonal blends sure to hit the spot this season. Stop in for a hot cup of brew or buy your own beans for savoring at home.
Rosé and white wine have ruled the summer patio scene, but once the leaves start to change, reds and mulled wine take center stage. This spiced wine from Lautenbach’s is best served warm with a cinnamon stick. If you are feeling ambitious, add a bottle or two to the crock pot along with orange peel, cranberries, allspice and nutmeg and keep on low for two hours before serving. Bonus: the aroma is bound to put your household in a cozy mood.
Open year round, this rustic roadhouse near Kangaroo Lake has a selection of spirits and brews, not to mention their large menu of food featuring ribs, reubens and hearty sandwiches. When you’re craving a seasonal cocktail, stop in to heat your hands on a warm cocktail like a Hot Toddy and fill your belly with a tasty meal.
Spice up tea time with a house blend of spices and black tea with steamed milk in a hot Chai Latte. Earthy spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger root and black pepper make for a rich and robust infusion of flavor which is especially worth savoring on a cool fall day.