Pumpkin season cocktails

The United States is among the top producers of pumpkins. Pumpkins grow in the fall. In Florida, pumpkin season is between September to November. (JustFunFacts.com)

It’s pumpkin season again – try these pumpkin cocktail recipes at your next gathering or for “me” time.

• Pumpkin Pie Mule – Fill a highball glass or copper mug with ice, add some ginger brew and vodka, then stir. Don’t forget to garnish with some pumpkin spice and ginger.

• Pumpkin Spice Martini – Shake coffee flavored vodka, coffee cream liqueur, coffee or espresso, and pumpkin spice syrup together. Pour into a martini glass and add some whipped topping.

• The Pumpkin Patch – Mix pumpkin liqueur, gin and apple cider in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an apple slice.

– Jovana Cresta Duhaylungsod, C2 Communications, The Southwest Florida 100