{seasonal style} Fall Hot Drink Station + 20 Hot Drink Recipes and a Giveaway

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I'm so ready for fall! Usually I'm sad to see the warm summer days coming to an end, but this year I'm really craving some crisp fall weather. In part because I can't wait to start jeans and sweaters again. And jackets! I'm a bit of a jacket hoarder - as evidenced by my coat closet

My other favorite part of fall is sipping on a hot drink on a cool day. It makes me feel all warm and cozy, and always seems like a special treat. I'm really not much of a coffee person, but give me an apple cider or maple flavored steamer and I'm a very happy girl! Especially if I can sip on it while taking a stroll around the neighborhood with the crunch of leaves underfoot.


A couple of years ago I created a hot chocolate station in our kitchen for the holidays and so enjoyed creating lots of tasty concoctions throughout the season. This year, I decided to create a hot drink station for all of my favorite fall drink flavors. My friends at Pastel Trail even custom designed an adorable sign for my beverage station that pulls the whole thing together! At the end of the post {after the recipes} you can enter to win an 8x10 poster print of your choice from their fabulous shop!

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The idea for a fall hot beverage station actually started because I spotted a set of jewel-toned stacking mugs that I just had to have!

Stacking Mugs for Hot Beverage Station

Next, I picked out syrups in some of my very favorite fall flavors - caramel, maple, pumpkin pie, and bourbon caramel. I also found pumpkin spice cocoa mix {seriously yummy!}, and some pumpkin and maple "candy spoons" with cinnamon stick handles that are perfect for stirring into a steaming cup of apple cider, hot chocolate, or tea.


I shopped the house for the perfect tray to display all of my fall drink mix-ins, and after trying a few options, I discovered that the wood farmer's market boxes that I had filled with flowers for spring and summer were just the right size for all of the syrup bottles! I poured the pumpkin spice cocoa mix into a mason jar and added, and placed all of the candy spoons into cup to keep them corralled. 


We recently upgraded our Keurig to the newer machine that can make full carafes in addition to individual servings. It sits atop a drawer that holds all of our K Cups, but I thought the black top of the drawer could use a little dressing up for fall. A standard 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper wasn't quite large enough to cover the top of the drawer, so I picked up some over-sized Mambi Sheets and selected a striped paper in jewel-tones that coordinates with the colors of the stacking mugs.


One quarter of a sheet of Mambi paper was large enough to cover the top of the K Cup drawer, so if it gets dripped on or stained, I can quickly replace it throughout the season. I keep my drawer stocked with my fall favorites - cider, cocoa, and salted caramel hot chocolate - as well as coffee for guests.


I'm a big fan of the fact that with my Keurig it only takes a minute or so to make a hot drink, and then everyone can choose their favorite flavors to customize their beverages.

Creating a hot drink station for fall

I just love the way my fall hot drink station looks on the kitchen counter! 

Fall Hot Beverage Station on Kitchen Counter

Of course, it's that custom sign from Pastel Trail that really pulls the whole thing together! They have now added that sign to their shop so you can now get your very own if a hot drink on a cold day is your idea of happiness, too! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post for your chance to win any 8x10 print of your choice from their collection!

SHOP THE LOOK & THE FLAVORS



20 HOT DRINK RECIPES FOR FALL

I have already been enjoying the flavors of fall, even though the weather around here isn't quite cooperating with me quite yet. I've found some great recipes to try, and thought I'd share some of my favorites with you...

20 Fall Hot Drink Recipes

APPLE
Hot Apple Pie Sipper from Butter With a Side of Bread
Spiced Caramel Apple Cider from Butter With a Side of Bread
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider from Who Needs a Cape
Hot Apple Pie Cocktail from Be Fed Again
Honey Apple Cider from Natasha's Kitchen

PUMPKIN
Pumpkin Spice Steamer from Life With My Littles
Pumpkin Spiced Hot Chocolate from Baking With Blondie
Pumpkin Pie Steamer from Torani

CARAMEL
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Bright Green Door
Bourbon Caramel Steamer from Little Sugar Snaps

MAPLE
Maple Crunch Mocha from Torani
Maple Steamer from Torani

OTHER
Hot Buttered Rum from Willow Bird Baking
Honey Buttered Rum from Honey and Birch
Aztec Hot Chocolate {with a kick of chipotle chile pepper} from Creative Homemaking
Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider from Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Ok, now it's time to get cozy with a mug of your favorite fall beverage and browse the Pastel Trail collection to decide which poster print you'd pick if you win the giveaway!


Happy Fall Y'all! Be sure to pin this image so that you can find your way back to all of these delicious fall hot drink recipes!

Hot Drink Station Fall Drink Recipes

16 comments :

  1. Mmm! Why didn't I know about that Bourbon Caramel syrup? The sign is super cute too!

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  2. I love your whole drink station set up! And there are so many great drinks in that round up, I'm starting with the maple steamer!

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  3. I would never leave my house if I had this coffee station!

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  4. What a beautiful set up!! Love everything about. You put some great details in there and especially love that fun sign!

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  5. I have friends who love this stuff. I should try it out sometime. Love your box too.

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  6. Your drink station is adorable and I can't wait to get started working my way through this yummy list of drinks.

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  7. I am so glad you included non-coffee drinks :) I feel like I am the only one in the world who dislikes coffee. I also absolutely LOVE those rainbow mugs!

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  8. Awesome roundup of hot drinks!! I love the hot drink station too. I need one of those in our house!

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  9. Yum, what a delicious entertaining idea for Fall!

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  10. Love the coffee station ideas! I need one of these.

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  11. First let me say what a beautiful kitchen!!! And I love the set up too! Sounds like my kind of coffee station. At home brews are always the best.

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  12. This looks like a dream! Thank you for sharing all those yummy recipes.

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