Best Fall Drinks in Silver Spring and Beyond
October 16, 2018
Delightful dining establishments are just around the corner from ROSS’ apartments in Silver Spring.
Nothing says fall like a pair of mittens wrapped around a steaming seasonal coffee drink. But the D.C. metro area has more to offer than the classic pumpkin spice latte this autumn. Peruse these fall-inspired coffee drinks and cocktails to find your new cold weather staple. From the neighborhood just beyond ROSS’ apartments in Silver Spring to downtown D.C., the city is coming up with dozens of creative flavors this fall.
Thin Mint Latte | Busboys and Poets | Cardozo
This flavored coffee is the adult version of Girl Scout cookies we never knew we needed. And now, Busboys and Poets is bringing it to life in a splendid mix of chocolate, mint, and cream, swirled into one hot drink.
The Flannel Pig | Republic | Takoma Park
This autumnal cocktail is a complex combination of Pig’s Nose Scotch Whisky, Dolin Génépy (an Alpine French liqueur), and a Spanish Alexandro Moscatel Dulce sherry. A fitting seasonal garnish of Angostura-soaked apples provides the finishing touch.
Caramel Macchiato | Zed’s Cafe | Silver Spring
This foamy, caramel drizzled dream puts Starbucks’ version to shame. Come to the local Zed’s Café for this fall-flavored drink or any number of delicious lunch menu items.
Cardamom Latte | The Coffee Bar | Shaw
A twist on the classic creamy coffee drink, this cardamom latte provides the hint of spice that every fall flavor profile deserves. House-made simple syrup gives the drink its unique taste, a pleasant complement to the other fall menu items: hot chocolate, dirty chai, and the house coffee.
House Mocha | The Wydown | Cardozo
Traditional flavors take on a new sophistication with this ultra-modern mocha. The Wydown’s artisanal espresso, heavenly marshmallows, and delectable house-made chocolate sauce are a perfect match for its cozy-classy aesthetic.
The Maize Rummer | Ripple | Cleveland Park
This cleverly titled, maize-inspired cocktail was an instant autumn hit. Buttered popcorn syrup and mole bitters flavor a delicious blend of Cardamaro Italian liqueur and white and dark rum. To top it all off, the drink is served with a cheeky skewer of popped corn.
These coffee shops and cocktail lounges are a perfect refuge from fall’s tumultuous weather and so are ROSS’ cozy apartments in Silver Spring. Try any one of these seasonal drinks to warm up, or stay in and brew yourself a cup of joe at your place. Pick one of our three apartments in Silver Spring and tour today to see why our residents choose to call it home.