Pumpkin everything. That is really all there is to say about the autumn. When Starbucks starts handing out their Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, also known as cups full of seasonal joy, the rest of the world follows suit. And why not? Pumpkin flavored drinks are the first thing to make you smile in the morning before work, or that small escape midday. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating when I make Pumpkin drinks sound like they are ecstasy, but some people might agree with me.
Anyway, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes may have started the trend, but pumpkin themed alcoholic beverages are going to finish it. When the cold air first starts to bite, there is no better motivation to leave the confines of your home than to consume an alcoholic beverage that tastes like pumpkin pie. Some may even give up dessert calories for these drinks. Pumpkin flavor for taste and liquor for warmth, there is no beatable combination! So if you don’t want to leave home for the drink or if you are throwing a fall themed party, here are some pumpkin inspired drink recipes to get you through your next couple of Thirsty Thursdays (because we all know we can’t very well give up that now can we?)!
Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes via Yummly
This one may be a bit wavy on the stomach, but on the bright side this beverage can double as a dessert also!
Pumpkin Marini via Cosmopolitan
Pumpkin martinis are all the rage at any bar during the fall. Whip one of these bad boys up at home and your living room could be all the rage!
Pumpkin Punch via Serious Eats
BSW figured this is the perfect type of drink to feature for some sort of large fall gathering. Make a pumpkin punch to serve to guests in a large bowl. People will b e raving about how great it tastes before it truly hits them!
Pumpkin Buttered Rum via Palm Beach Illustrated
Tell us that drink does not look just divine… Imagine drinking a warmed up rum based cocktail by the fire. This recipe is actually complicated, but we bet it is worth the effort!
Pumpkin Mojito via Jeanne Benedict
The pumpkin mojito made the cut because it is just weird enough that we demand someone tries it and sends us feedback. Lime juice with pumpkin syrup? It is odd, but we can’t mock it until we try it!
Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert Shots via Latina
Last but most certainly not least, BSW added some shots to the list because: why not? If these bitty shots are as delicious as they sound, we see no reason why you couldn’t put away 5 of these in one sitting.
Are you ready for your pumpkin inspired cocktail?