22 Ways to Use Fall's Most Notable Spices

Commemorate fall's arrival by breaking out the nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon.

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As soon as the Maple Pecan Iced Coffee, Iced Pumpkin Macchiato and Salted Caramel Mocha hit the menus, you know fall is in the air (whether it's actually fall or not). And this means bumping your seasonal spices, like cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg, to the front of the cabinet. Learn how to dress up your cocktails, desserts and savory meals with these classic and fragrant fall spices.

CINNAMON

SIP:
Cinnamon-Apple Sangria

Cinnamon Apple Sangria
Brian Patrick Flynn

SNACK:
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Mick Telkamp

Cinnamon Apple Sangria

Pour over ice, garnish with mint leaves and enjoy!

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Make-ahead pumpkin cinnamon rolls can be prepared the night before or even months in advance.

Photo By: Mick Telkamp

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon-Apple Sangria

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

GINGER

SIP:
Ginger + Grapefruit Bourbon Sour Cocktail

Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour
Sam Henderson

SNACK:
Pumpkin + Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches
Mick Telkamp

Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Pumpkin ice cream sandwiched between two gingerbread cookies is the taste of fall in frozen form.

Photo By: Mick Telkamp

CLOVES

SIP:
Homemade Chai Tea

Chai Tea
Mick Telkamp

SNACK:
Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Cake
Mick Telkamp

Chai Tea

Masala Chai is a distinctive tea made with black tea, spices and milk.

Photo By: Mick Telkamp

Applesauce Cake

Using applesauce in cake was once considered a patriotic act.

Photo By: Mick Telkamp

Get the Recipe: Homemade Chai Tea

Get the Recipe: Applesauce Cake

NUTMEG

SIP:
Honeycrisp Apple Cocktail

Honeycrisp Apple Cocktail
Image courtesy of Gotham Bar and Grill

SNACK:
Carrot Cake Cookies

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Sam Henderson

Honeycrisp Apple Cocktail

The Honeycrisp Apple Cocktail is clean, complex and full of seasonal spices.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Gotham Bar and Grill

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Photo By: Sam Henderson

Get the Recipe: Honeycrisp Apple Cocktail

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake Cookies

ALLSPICE

SIP:
Pumpkincello

Pumpkincello
Photo courtesy of ONE. Midtown Kitchen

SNACK:
Allspice Waffles

Orange-Infused Syrup
Kristin Guy

Pumpkincello

Skins of the Flesh: Roasted and raw pumpkin skin, vodka and seasonal spices make pumpkincello, a holiday drink with a variety of uses.

Photo By: Photo courtesy of ONE. Midtown Kitchen

Orange-Infused Syrup

Orange-infused syrup makes these fluffy waffles a refreshing and delicious breakfast option for overnight holiday guests.

Photo By: Kristin Guy

Get the Recipe: Pumpkincello

TURMERIC

SIP:
Turmeric Latte

Armando Rafael, FoodNetwork.com

SNACK:
Lamb Curry Stew + Sweet Potatoes

Lamb Curry Stew With Sweet Potatoes
Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Armando Rafael, FoodNetwork.com

Lamb Curry Stew With Sweet Potatoes

Lamb Curry Stew With Sweet Potatoes is the perfect dish for a cool evening.

Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

STAR ANISE

SIP:
Festive Mulled White Wine

Mulled White Wine
Flynnside Out Productions

SNACK:
Pho Bo

Mick Telkamp

Mulled White Wine

Warm up your next soiree with this deliciously aromatic Mulled White Wine recipe.

Photo By: Mick Telkamp

Get the Recipe: Mulled White Wine

Get the Recipe: Pho Bo

CARDAMOM

SIP:
Hot Rasapple-Rum Cider

Warm Up with Hot Rasapple Rum Cider

SNACK:
Cranberry-Maple Layer Cake

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Jason Kisner

Warm Up with Hot Rasapple Rum Cider

Welcome Thanksgiving or cold-weather guests with the warm and cozy aroma of this spicy hot cider.

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Photo By: Jason Kisner

Get the Recipe: Hot Rasapple-Rum Cider

Get the Recipe: Cranberry-Maple Layer Cake

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