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These Cocktails. They’re All Pumpkin-y.

Every time you pass a stoop with a glowing jack-o’-lantern on it, your life flashes before your eyes. Well, not so much your life as bourbon and egg whites and pumpkin ice cream. The takeaway: here are the city’s best pumpkin cocktails. Gourd responsibly.

Hot Spiced Pumpkin

Hot Spiced Pumpkin

Where: Three Sheets.
Made with: Roasted pumpkin. Apple. Bourbon. It gets siphoned into a machine, infused with those aforementioned ingredients, heated up, siphoned back down and, if you ask, lit on fire. No, there won’t be a quiz later.
Pairs well with: A hardback copy of The Shining. Maybe a plaid scarf.

Hot Spiced Pumpkin, $16, Three Sheets, 6017 Sandy Springs Cir NE, 404-303-8423

The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin

Where: Whiskey Blue.
Made with: Pumpkin puree. Bourbon. Rum. Cognac. Egg white. Served in a coupe glass with freshly grated nutmeg on top. Points for obsessive attention to fall-spices detail.
Pairs well with: Candlelight. Another round. Not forgetting you’re at the W Buckhead and there are 291 hotel rooms right below you.

The Great Pumpkin, $14, Whiskey Blue, 3377 Peachtree Rd NE, 678-500-3192

Hot Buttered Pumpkin

Hot Buttered Pumpkin

Where: Bourbon Bar.
Made with: Hot water (that’s the “hot” part). Butter and pumpkin-ice-cream batter (that’s the “buttered pumpkin” part). Oh, and bourbon. That’s the implied part.
Pairs well with: Rousing conversation about phantoms with unfinished business. So... ghost stories.

Hot Buttered Pumpkin, $14, Bourbon Bar, 3315 Peachtree Rd NE, 404-946-9070

Pumpkin Shine Shake

Pumpkin Shine Shake

Where: Bone Lick BBQ.
Made with: Pumpkin-pie-infused moonshine. Spiced vanilla bean ice cream. Whipped cream. Nutmeg. Basically, dessert in a cocktail costume.
Pairs well with: A big plate of ribs. Never pumpkin-pie-infused moonshine on a ribless stomach.

Pumpkin Shine Shake, $8, Bone Lick BBQ, 1133 Huff Rd NW, 404-343-6574

Spirits from the Pumpkin Patch

Spirits from the Pumpkin Patch

Where: CinéBistro at Town Brookhaven.
Made with: Three options: rum punch, apple liqueur cider or a marshmallow-vodka-rich ginger fizz. Right, about the pumpkin part: they’re served inside actual, fresh-carved ones.
Pairs well with: The Schwarzenegger/Stallone action thriller Escape Plan. Or, like, another movie.

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