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7 Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Make This Fall

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Wisconsin chapter.

We’ve waited long enough— it’s finally Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Who said you had to stick to the basics, though? Maybe it’s time to try something a little different. Let’s get extra with these new to-die-for fall recipes:


1. Apple Cider Floats


  • Apple cider

  • Ice cream (for our lactose intolerant friends, use dairy-free ice cream)

  • Caramel ice cream topping (or dairy-free caramel sauce)

  • Cinnamon


1. Add two scoops of ice cream into a glass.

2. Drizzle a spoonful of caramel on top of the ice cream and add a dash of cinnamon on top.

3. Cover the ice cream with apple cider. Finally, add another scoop of ice cream and top it off with caramel and cinnamon.

3. Serve cold with a spoon or straw.

Hint: You can also blend these ingredients together for a Caramel Apple Milkshake!

2. Butterbeer


  • 2 bottles cream soda

  • 1 teaspoon imitation butter extract

  • ¼ pumpkin puree

  • 2 cups apple cider

  • Ice

  • Whipped cream (optional)


1. Add pumpkin puree, cream soda and imitation butter to a saucepan and cook on medium until well-combined.

2. Set the mixture aside to chill for three to four hours.

3. Combine the mixture with apple cider in a pitcher and stir.

4. Fill each glass with ice, and serve drinks in glasses. Top the drink off with whipped cream if that’s your thing.

3. Candy Corn Punch



  • 1/3 part Crush Orange Soda

  • 1/3 part Yellow Gatorade

  • 1/3 part Zero Calorie Lemonade Vitamin Water

  • Ice


1. Fill a pitcher or cup to the brim with ice.

2. Pour in the orange soda until you’ve filled about one-third of your glass.

3. Pour Gatorade slowly and directly on top of the ice. Let it trickle down on top of the orange soda until it fills two-thirds of your container.

4. Finally, slowly pour the lemonade on top of the ice and let it fuse into the Gatorade naturally.

4. Golden Apple Punch


  • 1 part apple juice

  • 1 part white grape juice

  • 1 part lemonade

  • 2 parts ginger ale


1. Stir all ingredients together.

2. Serve cold.

5. Hocus Pocus Halloween Punch


  • 8 ounces V8 Peach Mango

  • 6 ounces Izze Peach

  • 1 scoop Mango Sorbet


1. Pour V8 into a glass abd add Izze.

2. Top the punch with mango sorbet.

3. Serve immediately.

6. Spiced Caramel Apple Cider


  • 4 cups apple cider

  • ¼ cup caramel topping

  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Apple Pie Spice

  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract


1. Bring apple cider, caramel topping and apple pie spice to simmer in medium saucepan. Stir in vanilla.

2. Pour into serving cups. Top your masterpiece with whipped cream— and even more caramel topping and apple pie spice. 

7. Witch’s Potion


  • 1 quart lime sherbet

  • 1-2 liters of ginger ale, chilled

  • 1 cup pineapple juice

  • Sliced limes for garnish

  • Gummy worms

  • Green food coloring (optional)


1. Add ginger ale, pineapple juice and food coloring (optional) to pitcher.

2. Spoon in sherbet and mix slowly.

3. Garnish with fresh limes and gummy worms.



Autumn days may mean chilly, long walks to classes; but don’t forget to find time to snuggle up with your special someone (or maybe your cat) to enjoy a festive drink. With heavenly recipes like these ones, you’re never going to want to leave your cozy fireside—or bed. Cheers to that!



Raven is a junior at UW-Madison majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior with certificates in Digital Studies and Entrepreneurship. She will be studying abroad at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia the Spring Semester of 2019.Until then, you can find her at any cafe within a two mile radius of UW-Madison watching The Office/ googling photos of Labrador Retriever puppies with a coffee in hand (unless it's monday night because that's reserved for the Bachelor).