Pumpkin spice is vastly overrated, in my opinion. I don't get the hype, and I think that is basically it in a nutshell. There are a lot of clever marketing campaigns around pumpkin spice that make people feel like they are not "in" if they don't crave warm pumpkin spice drinks during the Winter months. There are more crave-worthy flavors......
Caramel has a sweet, buttery flavor, and if you add a touch of salt to the caramel, you have a winning combination. Salted caramel drinks, either iced or hot, are the perfect drink for any season. It adds a distinctive flavor to cocktails.
Butterscotch is said to be similar to caramel but the taste definitely isn't. Caramel is made with white granulated sugar and butterscotch is made with brown sugar. Butterscotch has a slightly syrupy taste that works well in hot drinks, and can also be used to create flavored beers and spirits
Toffee is butterscotch that has been cooked for a longer time. Toffee has a stronger flavor with a sweet rich buttery taste.
Vanilla is probably the most popular flavoring in the world. Real vanilla has a deeper, richer flavor than manufactured vanilla. Vanilla ice cream added to coffee or a cola can make your day.
Apples can be sweet and tart at the same time. An apple cider latte made with cider, sugar, and coffee will warm the body.
High-quality dark chocolate adds a distinctive flavor to mixed drinks and creates a rich depth of flavor to hot chocolate and iced mochas.
Cinnamon is a warm and spicy flavoring available in stick form or ground spice to mix with hot beverages like hot chocolate, mocha, or lattes.
8. Brown Butter
Brown butter has a nutty and caramelized flavor that gives a unique taste to beverages, especially lattes and cappuccinos.Brown butter can also be used to make delicious aromatic cocktails.
Peppermint has a cooling and refreshing flavor and leaves you feeling a little tingly. It works in hot and cold beverages and is especially popular at Christmas when added to hot chocolate or cocktails.
Maple has a sweet and slightly nutty flavor and can be used in a variety of beverages. It adds an amazing sweetness to coffee that beats sugar as a sweetener. Maple syrup with a hint of vanilla flavor tastes great in cocktails and other drinks, especially when paired with vodka or bourbon.
11. Roasted Marshmallow
Adding roasted marshmallows or roasted marshmallow flavoring to drinks gives them a unique toasty and creamy taste. The flavoring s used in cocktails, coffee creamers, and frappés.
Classic Margarita Recipes
The margarita is the most ordered cocktail worldwide and is often featured in movies and songs. Tequila, sour lime, sweet Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or triple sec in the right combination is perfection.
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen specializes in painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home decor. She founded the home decor blog PetticoatJunktion.com in 2011, where she shares her expertise on furniture painting and upcycling found items.