I’m always excited when Autumn rolls around because it means one thing: seasonal Fall drinks at Starbucks. Their Caramel Apple Spice tastes like the very essence of Autumn. It’s my absolute favorite, and now that I’ve discovered just how easy they are to make at home, you better believe I’m going to be awash in cider for the next few months!
This month’s Font Feast post was inspired by a lovely font called… Cider Script! I’ve generally tried not to pick fonts and recipes that share a name (because that’s too easy!), but I love Caramel Apple Cider and Cider Script so much that I just couldn’t resist pairing them up to celebrate the arrival of cool weather and hot drinks!
1 Tablespoon Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (available online or at some Starbucks locations)
8 oz hot apple cider (seriously, just the Tree Top stuff from the juice aisle works great!)
sweetened whipped cream
caramel sauce (I actually spoke with a Starbucks employee who said, “Yes, just caramel ice cream topping.”)
Pour the Cinnamon Syrup into the bottom of a large mug. Add hot cider. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce. If you want to make it just like Starbucks, be sure to drizzle in a circular motion!
About the author: Melissa writes about her adventures in food, family, and farming at Lulu the Baker. She develops recipes, cooks, and photographs for The Font Feast column.