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Jamesport Farm Brewery’s Sugar Skull Ale comes in a difference collectible glass each fall. (Credit: Joseph Caggiano Photography)

September 22 marks the first official day of fall — and restaurants, coffee shops and breweries around the North Fork have already begun concocting some festive beverages to celebrate the new season.

Here are five fall drinks to add to your bucket list:

1. Ancho Reyes Mexican Hot Chocolate — Funchos

This Mexican hot chocolate is spiked with Ancho Chile liqueur, topped with toasted marshmallow and a dulce de leche churro. Warm and spicy, this seasonal beverage was designed with sweater-weather in mind.

Funchos is located at 1156 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901. Call (631) 369-7277 or visit

2. Whiskey Barrel Aged Sugar Skull Pumpkin Ale — Jamesport Farm Brewery

Ancho Reyes Mexican Hot Chocolate at Funchos in Riverhead (Photo Credit: Nicole Schwartz)

Made from their seasonal sugar skull pumpkin ale, this beverage is a 5th edition, extra limited brew at Jamesport Farm Brewery. Aged in Rough Rider barrels from Long Island Spirits, this smokey beverage is sure to warm you up and is exclusively served out of a collectible glass.

Jamesport Farm Brewery is located at 5873 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901. Call (844) 532-2337 or visit

3. Leaf Pile Ale — Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. 

A local favorite, this copper-colored ale captures the “essence of the harvest season” with warm malts and fall spices. Enjoy at one of Greenport Harbor Brewing’s two tasting rooms or to-go with a 6-pack.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company has two locations: 234 Carpenter Street in Greenport and 42155 Main Road in Peconic. Call (631) 477-1100 or visit

4. Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini — Montauk Distilling Co. 

Every fall, Montauk Distilling Co. crafts a variety of seasonal cocktails. This year, they’ve created a pumpkin spice espresso martini — a classy twist on the beloved pumpkin spice latte — served in a glass drizzled with chocolate syrup.

Montauk Distilling Co. is located at 24 E 2nd Street, Riverhead 11901. Call (631) 727-6326 or visit

5. Caramel Crisp Apple Latte — North Fork Roasting Company 

Those looking to venture beyond pumpkin flavored drinks this fall should try North Fork Roasting Company’s caramel crisp apple latte. The secret to this festive drink is its homemade simple syrup. Steeped apple crisp tea with warm spices and apple puree are mixed together and boiled down to create a syrup that encapsulates the flavors of fall.

North Fork Roasting Company is located at 55795 Main Rd, Southold, NY 11971. Call (631) 876-5450 or visit