The Perfect Fall Cocktail

There is a slight chill in the air on this fine October morning, which can mean only one thing: Fall is here. Why so chipper, you ask? Why would anyone celebrate the end of summer and embrace the coming of sweater season?

Um. Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are back at Starbucks!

I am just obsessed with these things. And if you have never had one, get over to the nearest ‘Bucks (I am sure you are a mere 10 feet from one right now) and get one. You too will be hooked and totally excited about Fall.

And in the spirit of the changing leaves and all things pumpkin-y at Starbucks, I have found for you the perfect late night compliment to my favorite espresso beverage:

The Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

This drink goes perfectly with a pair of cozy sweatpants, a warm blanket and a night at home with the girls. For a truly perfect Fall evening, throw in a little Mystic Pizza (Julia Roberts’ movie debut!) and settle in.

Here’s what you will need:

2 parts Absolut Vanila vodka

1 part pumpkin schnapps

Splash of cream (or substitute a splash of orange juice)


And here’s how you do it:

Shake all those lovely ingredients together, pour into a martini glass (or red Solo cup if that’s all you got), garnish with nutmeg and a cherry.

And if girly cocktails aren’t your thing, all the big beer guys are brewing up some delightful Pumpkin Spiced beers these days. Mmmm mmmmm.

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