3 Local Fall Drinks That Skip the Pumpkin

Tired of PSLs? Try these drinks from coffee shops around town.

Coffee shops in Fort Worth are seemingly growing by the minute, thanks to the advent of local places like AVOCA Coffee and Craftwork Coffee Co. While some larger chains promote pumpkin-this or pumpkin-that, these three local shops offer something different. From sparkling iced teas to a martini-inspired Frappuccino, here are a few drinks created outside of the spice box that give the taste of fall an extra flare.

Sparkling Iced Teas

If coffee isn’t your cup of tea, AVOCA will be serving two new sparkling iced teas at both of its locations this fall. The “Whispers of Fall” tea is a jade oolong, green tea-based drink blended with a maple ginger syrup. For a more fruit-infused drink, the “M.C. Hustle” is a strawberry hibiscus tea with blueberry syrup.
1311 W. Magnolia Ave.
& 835 Foch St.

The Shakerato
Craftwork Coffee Co.

Craftwork Coffee Co. has a new location on West Magnolia Avenue and new drinks to go along with it. If you’re a Frappuccino person, the new Shakerato is the drink to get. Made of burnt honey, ginger, Chinese five-spice powder and a touch of vanilla, it is shaken in martini-fashion with iced espresso and cream, served without ice in a chilled glass. Additionally, founder Collin Sansom says he’s working on another seasonal drink to release later in the season. 
4731 Camp Bowie Blvd.
&1121 W. Magnolia Ave.

Cafe Hot Chocolate
Buon Giorno

Buon Giorno’s Cafe Hot Chocolate is a family recipe that, according to the coffee shop, is top secret, but we do know that it’s made with European chocolate imported from Belgium. While the drink is offered year-round, it is most popular during the fall and winter seasons.
915 Florence St.

| by Meg Hemmerle |