I love the aromas of fall, cinnamon sticks and cloves in hot water simmering in pot, hot cider but my favorite flavor is food or drinks made with pumpkin. If you look around, there's pies, pancakes, breads, and one drink I invented a few years ago that you absolutely must try is the Pumpkin Cocktail. It's perfect for this season and doesn't seem as though you're drinking alcohol but more like dessert. It's based off the Brandy Alexander but takes a different twist because I added Pumpkin spice liqueur, orange Curacao and simple syrup. It's a drink I want to celebrate with because it my birthday this month, it's also great to serve throughout the fall and winter with friends and family, give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

God bless and cheers,

John Apodaca

The Pumpkin Cocktail

1 oz of Bombay Sapphire Gin

1 oz of Pumpkin Spice liqueur

1 oz of Simple Syrup

1/2 of Orange Curacao

2 oz of Heavy Cream

Ground Cinnamon for rimming

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 3http://1b4 seconds and pour into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with cinnamon