Behold: The City’s Best Pumpkin Cocktails
Pumpkins. You can do a lot of things with them. Fill up pies. Accessorize headless horsemen. Mention them in
bands fronted by Billy Corgan. Oh, also: sip them. Here are five noteworthy cocktails that involve pumpkins.
Because you know the old saying: when in October, drink pumpkins...
PUMPKIN LEVEL 1
The Pumpkin Ginger Cooler
Where: Top of the Hub. Made with: Pumpkin spice vodka. Canton ginger liqueur. Lemon. Cane sugar.
Sprite. Served on the rocks, which is how you typically order your pumpkin. Pairs well with: An evening perusing pumpkin patches, if it can be arranged.
PUMPKIN LEVEL 2
The Pumpkin Margarita
Where: Papagãyo on West Street. Made with: Pumpkin puree. Tequila. Agave nectar. It’s what would happen
if Jimmy Buffett wrote songs about New Hampshire. Pairs well with: A hearty discussion of the role of jack-o’-lanterns in English folklore.
PUMPKIN LEVEL 3
The Pumpkin Hot Toddy
Where: Stephi’s in Southie. Made with: Pumpkin spice vodka. Honey. Lemon juice. Apple cider. Served
piping-hot with a cinnamon stick. Which is a great way to receive anything. Pairs well with: Attending an all-night vigil for the Great Pumpkin.
PUMPKIN LEVEL 4
The Pumpkin Old-Fashioned
Where: Finch at the Boxer Hotel. Made with: Pumpkin puree. Bourbon. Maple syrup. Grand Marnier. Shaken and
strained into a mason jar. Pairs well with: Halloween candy. Because why not.
PUMPKIN LEVEL 5
The Pumpkin Pie Martini
Where: Blue Inc. Made with: Pumpkin spice vodka. Baileys. Honey. Simple syrup. Ginger
liqueur. Rimmed with a graham cracker crust and topped with whipped cream. Pairs well with: Lunch, if you’re Roger Sterling in a holiday mood.