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Your Guide to 23 Healthier Fall Drinks

From Autumn-inspired protein shakes to apple martini recipes, sip on these healthy fall drink recipes!

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One of the best things about fall is snuggling under the cozy, warm blanket during a cool evening... But make your fall season even better with one of these seasonal-inspired beverages between both hands!

15 Healthy Fall Drinks

Fall Cocktails

1. Apple Martini
You know what they say, "An apple martini a day…" Or something like that! Regardless, this apple martini recipe is sure to keep you refreshed all fall long!

2. PSL Martini
Speaking of martini... Take the infamous pumpkin spice latte (PSL) to a whole new level! Simply add 1.5-ounces of vodka, an ounce of pumpkin cream liqueur, and an ounce of espresso into a shaker over ice. Shake vigorously, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon.

3. Purely Pomegranate Mojito
The fall and refreshing flavors all for 90 calories? Your health goals and your guests are sure to be impressed with this purely pomegranate mojito brought to you by bistroMD! The fresh lime and mint are not only refreshing, but transforms pomegranate juice into a healthy fall drink.

4. Caramel Apple Hot Toddy
Simple and delicious, this hot toddy recipe teams up with the fall flavors of caramel apple to keep you warm this Autumn.

5. Maple Old-Fashioned
Although served over ice, this maple old-fashioned is sure to keep you warm this fall season!

6. Spiced Pear Bourbon Cocktail
Featuring pear, ginger, and allspice, sip on this fall cocktail on your next night in or with friends on the weekend.

7. Cranberry Margarita
Using no sugar and syrups and only simple, fresh ingredients, this low-calorie cranberry margarita is sure to keep your taste buds and waistline satisfied this fall!

8. Mulled Wine
Developing flavors from cinnamon, clove, anise, and orange, mulled wine is similar to the hot apple cider recipe above but with the addition of red wine. Mulled wine is essentially red wine doctored with apple cider, honey, and spices and a relished warm fall drink! Excite your guests by making a batch of this mulled wine for your next get-together.

9. Apple Cider Mimosas
Kick off a fall brunch with these apple cider mimosas. And as if the mimosas were not convincing enough, enjoy one of these 10 healthy breakfast pizzas to get you out of bed, nine brunch bowls you will love, or eight breakfast taco recipes!

10. Spiced Pumpkin Punch
Still continuing the love for pumpkin... Adults can enjoy this spiced pumpkin punch. Recipe makes one serving, but feel free to make in bulk if hosting any dinner, event, or celebration for all to enjoy!

11. Pear Mimosas
But if desiring pear over apple... Try this pear mimosa recipe.

12. Apple and Pear White Sangria
Enjoy both pear and apple? Get the best of both worlds with this refreshing fall drink!

13. Honeycrisp Apple Sangria
Essentially a cooler rendition of mulled wine, start the party with this honeycrisp apple sangria, which combines the flavors of red wine, brandy, cinnamon, citrus, apple cider, and (of course) sweet honeycrisp apples!

14. The Golden Apple
This fall cocktail with rum will be the apple of your eye! bistroMD’s golden apple drink puts a healthier spin on alcoholic beverages (with only 146 calories per serving!), so make this healthier and easy-to-make cider drink for your next party.

15. Vanilla Pear Rum Cocktail
Desiring another fall cocktail with rum? Containing fresh pears, clementine juice, and vanilla pods, this alcoholic drink is naturally-sweetened, fresh, and sure to keep your health goals from falling.

Non-Alcoholic Fall Drinks

16. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Continue the love for pumpkin spice with the notorious PSL (pumpkin spiced latte). But rather than ordering up a coffee loaded with sugar, give it a nutritional spin at home. Start by whisking a ½ cup of nonfat milk with one tablespoon of pumpkin puree over medium heat in a small pot. Continue to mix and add in a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Once the mixture becomes frothy, pour atop of your favorite coffee.

17. Hot Apple Cider
When it comes to warm, fall drinks, apple cider more than likely comes to mind. From the notorious fall fruit, to the spices of cloves, cinnamon, anise, and ginger, to the zest of lemon and orange, you do not want to miss out on this easy apple cider recipe! Add spiced rum if desired.

18. Hot Pumpkin Spice Drink
Fall in love with pumpkin all over again with a warm fall drink all ages can sip on!

For a single serving, warm a ½ cup of preferred milk with a ¼ cup of pumpkin puree and ½ teaspoon of pumpkin spice over medium heat. Frequently stir until it start to boil and pour into your favorite mug. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin spice for good measure.

19. Green Apple Pie Smoothie
Turn off the oven, plug-in the blender, and get your greens in this fall season with this homemade green apple pie smoothie recipe!

20. Pumpkin Pie Hot Cocoa
Your hot cocoa just got an upgrade…

In a small sauce pan or microwavable-safe mug, heat a cup of milk until hot or desired warmth. Add two tablespoons cocoa powder, a tablespoon of sweetener of choice, and ¼ vanilla extract mix until all ingredients are fully dissolved.

Over medium heat, mix together hot cocoa recipe, 1 teaspoon pumpkin puree and ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Pour into favorite mug, top with whipped cream and a few pinches of ground cinnamon and nutmeg, and enjoy!

21. Chai Tea Latte
Instead of ordering up a chai tea latte rich in sugar and syrup, prepare this healthy hot drink in the comfort of your own home.

22. Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
Refuel from your fall workout with a protein pie protein shake! The simple, one-step recipe blends all of your favorite fall flavors into a delicious pumpkin-inspired protein shake!

And with hints of banana, cinnamon, pumpkin, what is not to fall for?

23. Ginger Cinnamon Tea
When the air is crisp and the leaves are falling, cozy up to this warm ginger cinnamon tea recipe!



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