10 Fall Drinks That Are Way Better Than The Pumpkin Spice Latte

Summer has been ripped out from under me, and the unofficial official mascot of fall, aka my worst enemy, is back: I’m talking about the pumpkin spice latte, of course.

It’s not that I hate the PSL — I'll just never understand everyone's obsession with it. We may have been brainwashed into thinking it’s the go-to of all fall drinks, but I say it’s time we start thinking outside the box when it comes to our seasonal beverages. I cordially invite you to scroll through these drinks that, I promise, are actually delicious. Then, after all is said and done, if you still aren’t convinced that there are better coffee options out there to help make the threat of cold weather seem a little sweeter (even though I can think of five off the top of my head that are approximately five thousand times better), then you can revert back to your precious PSL. At least you can say you tried something new!

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by Corinne Caputo

Butternut Chai Latte

This butternut chai latte from Adventures in Cooking is just as cozy as any pumpkin drink out there and twice as tasty to boot.

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Coconut Nutella Latte

If you are craving the sugar rush that is a PSL, check out Inside BruCrew Life’s coconut nutella latte. Literal candy in a cup.

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Iced Chai Tea Latte

Let’s stop pretending the weather is cold enough to merit a PSL and, instead, cool down with this iced chai latte from Big Girls Small Kitchen while it’s still warm out.

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Green Tea Latte

When you try this yummy (and green!) green tea latte from A Beautiful Mess, you won’t even remember what a pumpkin spice latte is anymore.

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Hot Apple Cider

Once the weather starts to cool down, you’re going to want to warm up with this classic hot cider recipe from The Comfort of Cooking.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you really, really, really need a PSL hookup, then fine. Just make it at home with this recipe from Pastry Affair. You probably won’t have to spend five dollars, and you definitely won’t have to put on pants to go out and get one.

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Caramel Apple Spice

Nothing says fall quite like caramel, apples, and spices, so why not combine it all into this autumn-in-a-cup concoction from Baked By Rachel.

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Spiced Vanilla Pear Apple Cider

Cider is just about the coziest drink in the world, and this spiced vanilla pear apple cider by My Baking Addiction is no exception.

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Rosemary Latte

A pinch of pumpkin spice isn’t the only way to put an interesting twist on the classic coffee drink. Try this rosemary latte from A Beautiful Mess for something uniquely delicious.

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Salted Caramel Mocha

And finally, for those of you with Starbucks addictions, please know that I’ve been there. I get it. Really, I do. But before you cave and reach for that PSL calling your name, let me redirect your attention to an understated yet insanely delicious alternative also on the menu: the salted caramel mocha. Trust me. You’ll be happy you gave it a whirl.

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