• 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3- to 4-inch orange rind
  • Strong coffee or espresso
  • Warm milk, frothed with a whisk or with a milk frother
  • Whipped cream, for garnish, optional


Combine sugar, water, cinnamon stick, pumpkin pie spice and orange rind in a saucepot over medium-high heat. Once the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a bubble, remove from heat, strain and cool.

To serve, pour desired amount of syrup into a mug, top with strong coffee, warm milk and foam.

Store leftover syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.