As the warm days of summer transition into the chilly mornings of autumn, and our wardrobe transforms with the color of leaves, we crave a change in drinks as well. There is no need to mourn those fruity infusions or refreshing shandies as there are many fantastic fall flavored beverages you can enjoy this season. The best part? You can find them all right here at Mall of America®!
Hot Apple Blast
It’s no secret that Minnesota is a great state for apples. The crowed-pleasing Honeycrisp was invented at the University of Minnesota, and this year a brand-new apple, the Rave has also been released. If you like the fruit, you will love its juice. Visit our local favorite, Caribou Coffee and try their seasonal Hot Apple Blast. So much Minnesota in one cup!
The sweet, comforting taste of pumpkin make it the supreme flavor of fall. Thanks to Jamba Juice, you can satisfy your pumpkin cravings with the healthy Pumpkin Smash smoothie. Savor this treat blended with non-fat frozen yogurt, a hint of cinnamon + nutmeg. It’s quite literally the pumpkin pie of beverages.
Spiced Caramel Chai
When your body seeks out that warm drink, you can count on Sencha Tea Bar to beat the new chills. This locally owned and operated tea lounge now offers their Spiced Caramel Chai, a fantastic rooibos tea base with hints of black currants, ginger root, orange peel and a unique blend of spices, including caramel and local Bare Honey. It’s like drinking fall through a straw!
Do you want to give back to others? Every season Sencha Tea Bar comes out with a charity drink created by one of their baristas, and sends a portion of proceeds to a featured charity. Stop into Sencha Tea Bar this fall and help support Feed My Starving Children.
Maple Brown Sugar Latte
In need of a caffeine boost during a busy day of shopping at the Mall? Make sure to swing by Nordstrom’s Ebar to sip on their delightful Maple Brown Sugar Latte. This rich espresso combined with 100% pure maple syrup, brown sugar, perfectly steamed milk, a touch of foam + topped with cinnamon will make your taste buds fall in love with the season.
“Paisley Park” + Oktoberfest Beer
After a tough day in the office, take full advantage of seasonal fruits and delicious spices in your mixed drinks during happy hour. At the JW Marriott’s Cedar + Stone you can taste one of their newest creations, Paisley Park. The name is not the only iconic Minnesotan feature of this libation: the vibrant color comes from the house made jalapeno-blueberry syrup shaken with alander spice rum and fidencio clasico mezcal. Just the snappy cocktail you want for autumn days! At Cedar + Stone you can fully celebrate the season with football, Minnesotan beer and food pairings such as: Schell’s Oktoberfest and Corn Polenta, or Surly SurlyFest Lager and Pretzels.
Meeting with friends for more drinks? Make a stop at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar and order yourself a Sleepy Hollow – a full-flavored pumpkin infused cocktail. Absolute Oak, Kahlua Pumpkin Spice, Rumchata and Cherry dark bitters blend perfectly in this beverage to offer you all the signature flavors of the season. This is a pumpkin lover’s dream!
Want to DIY?
Nespresso has got you covered! This European maker of high-end espresso machines and single-served coffee pods opened its first Minnesota boutique at Mall of America this summer. With the wide selection of espresso machines, accessories, coffee + knowledgeable staff, you can become a star barista without having to leave your home!