I’m sure the pumpkin-obsessed are just counting down the days until fall starts. In only a matter of weeks, you’ll be able to sip on your pumpkin-nutmeg chai latte while nibbling on a pumpkin-brown butter cookie, with zero guilt. In all honesty though, who says you have to wait until September 22 to indulge in all things pumpkin? Absolutely no one! There are some amazing, pumpkin cocktails out there that are still summer-friendly. To hold you over before fall, I’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of the best, so you can live your pumpkin-loving life to the fullest. Cheers!
Pumpkin Pie White Russian – It only makes sense to start off with a cocktail I made for Lushworthy almost two years ago. Although it was created smack dab in the middle of fall, it’s still a great, dessert-y cocktail to enjoy as late summer nears. [Recipe – Lushworthy.com]
Smashing Pumpkin – Rum is my absolute favorite spring/summer spirit, and this cocktail is made using just that. With the addition of homemade lemon-pumpkin soda, the Smashing Pumpkin is one of few pumpkin cocktails that’s also refreshing. [Recipe – Liquor.com]
Pumpkin Pie Bourbon And Pear Cocktail – Fruity, bourbon cocktails have been big this season, so we could have easily sipped on this Pumpkin Pie Bourbon And Pear Cocktail all #Summer16. [Recipe – Honestly Yum]
Pumpkin Old Fashioned – Listen, I’ve been drinking Old Fashioneds all summer, so adding pumpkin isn’t going to make this classic cocktail a summer faux pas. For this particular Old Fashioned, your pumpkin flavor comes from the addition of pumpkin butter. I don’t know about you all, but that ingredient alone has me super intrigued. [Recipe – Beautiful Booze]