Coffee to Cocktails: Seasonal Sips in Columbia SC
Monday, September 19, 2022 12:00 AM by Camille Doloughty
PTL for PSL… and many, many other things this autumn. Football season is back, the trees are changing, and the temperature is (hopefully) dropping. It’s the start of sweater weather and we’re celebrating the cozy season with some fall inspired beverages to embrace the season.
For years pumpkin has reigned supreme as the fall flavor of choice (rightly so), and it doesn’t feel like those cooler months until you have that first pumpkin flavored coffee. Now these days you can switch it up with other classic flavors for your perfect cup of joe. Head to Chapin and pay a visit to The Coffee Shelf for the apple pie chai, a chai latte with apple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. They also have a classic pumpkin spice latte, best paired with an apple cinnamon turnover.
Spice up your typical cold brew with fall flavored syrups at Blum Coffee. The caramel apple butter flavor will have you feeling like you just left the apple tree farm without the traffic. Or go for toasted marshmallow for campfire-on-a-Friday-night vibes. For those a little more adventurous, try out maple habanero, the creamy feel of that sappy syrup, but this time with a kick.
Prost to Oktoberfests and all the good things it may bring! If you missed any of the festivals around the region, don’t fret, these brews can still be found. At Columbia Craft raise a glass (or maßkrug) while enjoying their seasonal Festbier, Weissbier, German IPA. They’re bringing Deutschland to Columbia.
What says spooky seasons better than a Stephen King reference? Over at Twisted Spur they’re paying tribute to the king of horror with the Graveyard Graf’iti, the combination we never knew we needed – part cider, part pilsner. The fictional brew first appeared in King’s novel “The Dark Tower” and Twisted Spur used it as inspiration for the drink made from granny smith and gala apples. Spooky & delicious.
Get your fix of autumn vibes this season at Cantina 76. They’re serving a seasonal margarita, apple cider marg – made with lunazul tequila, spiced apple cider, lemon and agave.
The War Mouth in NoMa serves up a new late-night cocktail special every week, and it’s about to get seasonal. Most recently they’ve added the “Hibernation” into the mix. This bevvy pairs sleepy time tea-infused gin with Orleans cider aperitif, house made spiced apple liqueur, and angostura. You’ll be oh so cozy in no time!
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