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Turmeric Lattes Are Replacing PSLs, But Without All The Extra Calories

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Pumpkin Spice Latte season is back in full swing.

It’s only a matter of time before our Instagram feeds are overtaken with an endless array of orange-tinted coffee concoctions.

While there’s no denying these things basically taste like fall in a cup, it turns out your beloved PSL might not be all that great for your waistline.

Yep, I hate to break it to you, but downing a seemingly innocent Grande PSL from Starbucks will set you back by about 380 calories per cup.

If that’s not enough to send shivers down your spine, there’s also a whopping 50 grams of sugar floating around in your beloved fall beverage. Yikes.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to swear off lattes just yet. There’s a new spiced latte on the rise that won’t turn your tummy into the shape of a pumpkin.

Behold, turmeric lattes.

That’s right, turmeric lattes — also known as “Golden Milk” — are making quite a name for themselves in the coffee shop scene, thanks to their wide range of health benefits.

In fact, according to data from Pinterest, turmeric lattes are actually becoming more popular than the almighty Pumpkin Spice Latte these days.

If you’re wondering what’s in these striking sips, it’s quite simple. They’re made with a mixture of cold-pressed turmeric juice or turmeric powder and some sort of vegan milk like almond, cashew or coconut.

Check out the pictures below for a closer look at this hot latte trend:

Move over, Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

There’s a new spiced drink taking cafes by storm.

People are ditching the artificial, sugar-packed PSLs…

…for a tasty, yellow coffee alternative.

Feast your eyes on the glorious turmeric latte.

Unlike their pumpkin predecessors, these golden sips are pretty good for your health.

In fact, these eye-catching elixirs have anti-inflamatory properties that are known to give you glowing skin…

…and can even improve your memory and overall brain function.

Plus, turmeric may even help ease the symptoms of depressionwithout all of the negative side effects of medications.

😊 #happydays #tumericlatte #smile

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And these lattes are even loaded with antioxidants that can possibly help fight against cancer.

Turmeric Latte 💛 @palmvaults

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These drinks are very versatile, as well. So whether you like your TLs piping hot…

Iced…

Golden Milk for that gentle post-summer detox, anyone? #tumericlatte #superfood 📸 @literallyallthefood

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Topped off with an extra dash of cinnamon…

#Turmericlatte so pretty

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Or spiced up with some tasty chai tea…

…you’ll be sure to find a turmeric latte that fits your personal taste.

Written by Kaylin Pound | Elite Daily, Cover Photo: Instagram 

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Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Oreo Hot Chocolate And We’re Ready To Sip

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As oversaturated as the market is, we still can’t get enough Oreos in our lives. Seriously, there are so many variations of the creme-filled cookie sandwich that we can hardly keep track of them.

Dunkin’ Donuts has announced a new take on the cookie for the fall season. No, it’s not an Oreo donut. Rather, the chain will be releasing an Oreo Hot Chocolate for customers to enjoy.

The hot beverage features the classic Oreo flavor of cookies and creme and will join Dunkin’ Donuts’ existing flavors of Original Hot and Dunkaccino.

We’ve learned years ago never to underestimate the power of a good cup of hot chocolate, no matter how old you are. Curious to see how noticeable the Oreo component of this new item will be, or will it taste more like the brand’s original flavor.

Now that there are a handful of Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the West Coast, we definitely want to make it a point to try a cup before they’re taken off the menu.

The Oreo Hot Chocolate is available now, nationwide, for a limited time.

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Celebrity Grub Drinks

How Arnold Palmer Awkwardly Ordered Arnold Palmer Drinks

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Golfing legend Arnold Palmer died at 87 years old Sunday, leaving a void not only in the sports world, but the world as a whole. As we mourn one of the greatest athletes of all time, we also honor the legacy he left behind. Part of that legacy impacted the food world immensely, as the mixture of iced tea and lemonade will forever live in his namesake.

In an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary episode, the golfing legend talked about his lemonade-tea mixture, how it came about, and more interestingly, the weird feeling in having to order a drink named after himself.

It’s not a problem that regular folk like you and I have, but how did he place the order without it being awkward?

Palmer said in the docu-series:

“I was embarrassed to ask for an Arnold Palmer. ‘Can I have an iced tea, and put about a third of it in lemonade.’ They said, ‘Oh, you want an Arnold Palmer!'”

The best part about that story is the server not knowing who he was talking to.

It could have been worse. Palmer could have taken Michael Trostel’s suggestion, saying, “Excuse me. I’ll have a me.”

The whole video is pretty interesting, but peep him talking about his encounter at the 8 minute mark.

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5 Pumpkin Spice Dishes You Should Order Immediately

Pumpkin Spice menu items have been slowly trickling in from the usual fast food spots as October creeps up on us. While we’re salivating over pumpkin spice French fries, there’s a completely different world of elevated dishes featuring the popular seasonal flavor.

A group of Los Angeles-based restaurants have launched unique pumpkin-spiced items for the fall season. Let’s take a look at some dishes that go beyond the average burger and latte, made with a refined touch.

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Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Spice Latte

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The spooky-scary espresso is part of the handcrafted menu of Caffe Umbria served at Vinoteca found at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. If you’re one to delight in the face of Halloween staring back at you while you get your morning coffee fix, you may want to consider this drink.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cruller

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Doughnut lovers will want to peep this cruller from Plan Check Kitchen + Bar. The pumpkin spice latte variation features pâte à choux dough formed into a circle, deep fried, topped with whipped candied pumpkin puree, cold-brew coffee pastry cream, and cinnamon-spiced sugar.

We recommend the cruller as a follow up to a juicy burger to end your meal on a sweet note.

Pumpkin Spice Martini

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Cocktail lovers will want to head down to Fig & Olive on Melrose to get this Pumpkin Spice Martini. The drink is made with vanilla-infused vodka, lime juice, ginger syrup, apple brandy, and pumpkin butter.

On the rim of the glass is a garnish of crushed graham crackers.

Whoa, wait… pumpkin butter?!

Pumpkin Fritters

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Roku in West Hollywood is now offering these Pumpkin Fritters for the fall. The fritters are topped with toasted hazelnuts and milk chocolate ice cream.

We recommend finishing the ice cream first, at least the fritters can be boxed.

Pumpkin Cake In A Box

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A few weeks ago, we covered BOA Steakhouse’s Cake in a Can. The summer carrot cake will now be replaced by a new spiced pumpkin cake with vanilla cream cheese icing, Berger Anisette cream, and candied pecan.

We’ve been known to bash pumpkin spice dishes pretty badly every now and then. Though restaurants get a pass when they get more creative with the seasonal flavor rather than simply adding a syrup or sauce.

Make sure to check out some of these spots next time you get the pumpkin spice itch, and maybe treat yourself to some elevation while you’re there. Can’t be eating burgers and burritos all the time.

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Red Robin Turned One Of Their Burgers Into A Beer

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While we’ve heard of plenty beer-inspired burgers from fast-casual spots, this might be the first time a restaurant went the other way and turned one of their popular burgers into a beer.

Red Robin just created a new alcoholic beverage inspired by their Banzai Burger.

The Golden Ale-style beer, called the Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale, boasts a 5.5% alcohol by volume. The New Belgium brewmasters used ginger, brown sugar, and black malt to build up the Umami notes found in the Banzai Burger. The burger itself features a teriyaki-glazed beef patty topped with grilled pineapple, cheddar cheese, lettuce tomatoes, and mayo.

It’s pretty interesting to see brands draw inspiration for craft beers straight from the burgers on the menu. If a success, Red Robin and other restaurant chains, could potentially tap into a vast resource of inspiration for new brews. Though we draw the line at anything with chunks of meat in it.

The Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale will make its debut at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver on Oct. 6-8.

 

Photos: Red Robin

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Alcohol Drinks News Technology

Man Claims To Have Invented ‘Hangover-Free’ Synthetic Alcohol

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Everyone knows that a hangover is the price for a great night of drinking. However, what if there was a way to avoid that unpleasant morning after and just bask in the “great” part?

A new synthetic alcohol has been discovered that’s said to completely pass through the hangover phase of drinking, according its creator Professor David Nutt of Imperial College and a former government drugs advisor.

Called ‘alcosynth’, the beverage was designed to mimic the positive effects of alcohol. The best part is, consumers won’t experience nausea, dry mouth, and throbbing heads. Nutt has already patented about 90 different alcosynth compounds.

Professor Nutt compares the effects of alcosynth to four or five drinks before they “max out.”

Because of the high cost of funding research for the drink, it will more than likely be a while before you can get your hands on alcosynth at a bar. However, Nutt hopes that people will be regularly drinking the synthetic alcohol by 2050.

The only downside to the discovery, it seems, is that we will no longer have the excuse to gorge on greasy hangover foods the next day. Hash browns and steak are an amazing way to squash that hangover.

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SECRET MENU ALERT: How To Order A Pumpkin Spice Nitro Latte at The Coffee Bean

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Basic bitch season is finally upon us, and while you’ve probably already had your first, second, and third pumpkin spice latte, we’re willing to bet you’ve never tried it in Nitro Cold Brew form.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s secret menu game is coming strong this fall, as the seasonal addition of pumpkin spice sauce means we can start asking for it in Nitro Cold Brew form.

The workers are most likely aware of the Pumpkin Nitro Latte drink, but if they’re not, they certainly have the ingredients for it, so, worst case scenario, you just have to order it as a “Nitro latte with pumpkin sauce added.”

We went to go try the drink ourselves, and the youngster at the register looked at us like we were crazy, going as far as to say, “That’s never been a thing.” Luckily his coworker swooped in, told him that it’s a part of the secret menu, and showed him how to ring it up. They came out to exactly $5 each for a regular-sized drink, which is a weird total, but whatever.

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If you’re not familiar with Nitro, it’s nitrogen-infused cold coffee that comes straight from a tap and is ready to serve with no ice needed.

Pro tip: with Nitro as a base, you can actually add any of The Coffee Bean’s flavored sauces to it, whether it’s caramel, peppermint, or pumpkin spice.

We were hoping they’d be a little more orange in color, but if you think we’re pulling your leg, here’s a bright orange photo from their Facebook account:

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If you’re one of those people that loves secret menus, this one’s loaded with pumpkin spice, and there’s a good chance you’ll be the first of your friends to try it.

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For Just ONE Weekend, Bill Murray Will Be A Bartender

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Ever wonder what it’d be like to grab a drink with Bill Murray? Well, if you’re fortunate enough to be at the opening of his son’s new spot in Brooklyn, NY, you might have that chance.

According to Time Out New York, the Groundhog Day star and former Ghostbuster will be tending bar at 21 Greenpoint’s opening in Brooklyn. This restaurant and bar is owned by Murray’s son Homer, who got his dad to be there Friday, September 16, through Sunday, September 18, to help ring in the grand opening.

The 65-year-old actor isn’t green when it comes to bartending, either. Six years ago, Murray showed up at the Austin Shangri-La during SXSW with the Wu-Tang Clan and started serving drinks to guests.

Unfortunately, Time Out says that the event is a closed affair with guest list-only in attendance. Still, if you were one of the lucky folks to be invited, make sure to leave a tip. Maybe he’ll make another appearance at the restaurant. You really never know with a dude like Bill Murray.