It’s Time to Get Cozy!

Enjoy a Fall-Inspired Drink Recipe

It’s finally time for sweater weather and cozy days curling up with a warm drink and friends. There are so many amazing recipes for warm drinks to help you get into the autumn joy! Here are a few of our favorites!


These coffee recipes are truly delight-fall! Coffee is a necessity for college students, luckily our Coffee Lovers Gift Set has everything you need for coffee joy! It is equipped with gourmet ground coffee, a French press, and so much more! Here are a few recipes to give your coffee lover that they can use with our set!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Use a pumpkin purée combined with some milk, cinnamon spices, and vanilla extract and bring it to a boil. Once it’s all melted together, you can put it in your coffee! A nice hot cup created from the Phoenix Coffee Co.’s grounds, you can have that sweet Starbucks style flavor, without the hassle! 

Caramel Macchiato

This is a really simple drink with so much flavor! All you need is an espresso shot, some milk of your choosing heated up, a little bit of the Monin Mini coffee syrup featured in our set, and some caramel sauce! Combine those all together, mix it up, and enjoy the warmth! 

Cafe au Lait

This french classic can be enjoyed all day every day! Simply pour equal parts warm coffee with warm milk, top it off with a little bit of the copper cow creamer which can be found in our gift set, and enjoy! 

Cold Brew

If you prefer your coffee cool, here’s an option for you! All you have to do is steep ground coffee in cold water for 12 hours. Our gift set comes equipped with a French press, perfect for separating the grounds once it’s cool! Pour your milk of choice, add some syrup, some creamer, or spices and you’re all set! 


This is an Italian treat that makes the perfect after-dinner sweet! Take a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato, pour a shot of espresso or regular brewed coffee over top, add a little chocolate for garnish and you’re done! Make sure your ice cream is in a cold dish and this will keep it from melting too fast! 


Curling up with a hot cup of tea and sitting by the fire on a cool fall night is the perfect way to celebrate the season! Tea is an amazing way to take a study break and we have a Tea Lovers Gift Set perfectly equipped with necessities for taking a break! Here are some wonderful tea recipes for your college student to enjoy! 

Chai Tea

This one is all about the spices! Take some ginger root, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, peppercorn, and roll them up in a cheesecloth. Heat in water for 15 minutes, add a black tea bag and some milk and you’re done! This makes for a wonderful combination of flavors! 

Ginger Cardamom Tea

This is an easy one but a great way to “spice” up your tea! In a small saucepan, combine water, the honey sticks from our amazing gift set, ginger, and cardamom, then bring it to a boil. Pour the mixture over tea bags. Steep 3-5 minutes or longer according to your taste then strain the tea back into the saucepan and discard the tea bags. If you like some sweetness feel free to add milk!

Orange Tea

This recipe is amazing for those who have a need for something sweet! In a large saucepan, combine water, orange juice concentrate, sugar, lemon juice, and green tea. Simmer then serve it hot or leave it in the fridge if you prefer something cold! 

Apple Cider

Our spooky Halloween Gift Set is finally here! Featured in this is some delicious apple cider packets, perfect for that fall weather! Here are a few recipes to make for the season! 

Apple Cider Tea

Here is a combination we never knew we needed! In a saucepan add some apple cider, allspice, ginger, and water. Then steep the tea bags in the hot mixture. Add some brown sugar and you’re all done! 

Sparkling Apple Cider

Here is one for celebrations! Mix together some hot apple cider and sugar. Let it cool for a few hours then add club soda to each. Make sure there is more cider than club soda and you’ll have a delicious treat!

Mulled Apple Cider

This sweet recipe is one for the whole gang! Place some cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, allspice berries, orange peel, and lemon peel in a medium saucepan. Pour in some maple syrup and the apple cider packet, then bring to almost a boil. Once cool, you’re ready to serve! 

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

This one is for the 21 and older crowd but a worthy inclusion! Combine the apple cider, ginger beer, citron vodka, lime juice, and a dash of cinnamon. Shake diligently then pour over some crushed ice and enjoy! 

If you want more recipes and celebration ideas, check out more of our fall-centric blogs! Our Tea Lovers Gift Set, Halloween Gift Set, and Coffee Lovers Gift Set are all available now! Check out some of our other gift boxes and learn more about our subscription service.

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for accuracy. It was originally published on October 18, 2021.