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5 Magnificent New Ways to Ingest Pumpkin

If you had to sum up October in one word: pumpkin. If we had to sum up this list of edible and drinkable items in one word: pumpkin.

Your instructions are clear.

The Pumpkin Patch Donut
PUMPKIN LEVEL: 1

The Pumpkin Patch Donut

From: Park 75.
Made with: Apple cider glaze, cream cheese icing and pumpkin seed brittle that involves honey from the fifth-floor bee garden. Then all that’s placed on top of a pumpkin-flavored baked donut.
Pairs well with: A cardboard box with 11 more of these in it.

The Pumpkin Spice Shrub
PUMPKIN LEVEL: 2

The Pumpkin Spice Shrub

From: 18.21 Bitters.
Made with: Pumpkin and spices in shrub form (the pre-Prohibition-style mixer that’s more great than not-great).
Pairs well with: Mezcal, a hand-chiseled ice cube, fresh lemon juice, egg white, bitters, allspice sprinkle... or if you’re out of all that: mezcal.

The Pumpkin-Spiced Tiramisu
PUMPKIN LEVEL: 3

The Pumpkin-Spiced Tiramisu

From: Saltyard.
Made with: Ladyfinger biscuits. And pumpkin mascarpone cheese. And hazelnut liqueur. And bourbon.
Pairs well with: The quiet aftermath of a grilled-quail-breast dinner. Maybe a fork.

Pumpkin-Spiced Tiramisu, Saltyard, 1820 Peachtree Rd NW, 404-382-8088

The Pumpkin Pie Wings
PUMPKIN LEVEL: 4

The Pumpkin Pie Wings

From: Calypso Wings Catering.
Made with: Pumpkin pie filling sauce that’s slathered on 24-hour-seasoned fried chicken wings before being topped with crumbled graham cracker, pecans and whipped ranch.
Pairs well with: A tailgate. Thanksgiving. Bobbing-for-pumpkin-pie-wings competitions.

The Random Pumpkin Pairings
PUMPKIN LEVEL: 5

The Random Pumpkin Pairings

From: The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation.
Made with: Anything and everything pumpkin, paired together. Pumpkin pie soufflé with a pumpkin pie martini. Pumpkin crème brûlée with a pumpkin ale. An entire pumpkin-themed menu with a pumpkin pie cappuccino.
Pairs well with: Columbus Day weekend and a full tank of gas.

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