Sip on These Seasonal Pumpkin Cocktails Right Now

Hey, pumpkin spice lattes shouldn't be having all the fun. Shake up these festive pumpkin cocktails all seasonal long and plan on them as you prep for Thanksgiving.
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Hey, pumpkin spice lattes shouldn't be having all the fun. When it comes to seasonally spun drinks, your cocktails could use some of the warming, spiced vibes of the fall as well. Shake up these festive pumpkin cocktails all seasonal long and plan on them as you prep for Thanksgiving.

Treat yourself to Sandra Lee's spirited  Pumpkin Sangria, a festive drink full of fall flavors. It's a blend of wine and fruit juice, just like classic sangria, but it deviates with the addition of pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup and pumpkin spice liqueur. Stir it with a garnish of pumpkin candy-topped cinnamon sticks before you take the first sip.

Photo by: Stephen Murello

Stephen Murello

Pumpkin pie is likely one of the most-sliced pies of the fall, so it's no wonder it's been adapted to be guzzled down in drink form. Served in a glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers, this Pumpkin Pie Martini is a creamy and spiced drink that tastes just like the famed dessert, thanks to pumpkin spice liqueur, vanilla-flavored vodka, half-and-half and more.

Geoffrey Zakarian's Jack the Pumpkin cocktail as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 7.

Photo by: Jason DeCrow ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Jason DeCrow, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

How do you get a drink called  Jack the Pumpkin? You shake up applejack with all the good stuff, like ginger beer, apple cider and, last but not least, pumpkin puree. Garnish with apple slices for a drink that is fall-themed through and through.

Food Beauty of pumpkin flip cocktail, during a holiday theme episode, as seen on Food Network’s The Kitchen, Season 4.

Photo by: Todd Plitt ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Todd Plitt, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Bourbon, spices, caramel and pumpkin puree come together for this autumnal, aromatic drink: the  Pumpkin Flip. Use a "dry shake" method to froth eggs in your cocktail shaker and bring more body and foam to every last sip.

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