It’s National Pumpkin Day, and you know what that means — pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING. Here are the best deals, desserts and cocktail recipes that you should enjoy today in the spirit of all things pumpkin!
National Pumpkin Day is today, Oct. 26, and we’ve rounded up a bunch of ideas that extend beyond the basic pumpkin pie. Enjoy!
Lindt is offering 50% Off 36/75-pc Pumpkin Spice and Halloween Gift Bags for today only, so be sure to stock up!
Visit Dominique Ansel Bakery (at 189 Spring Street) & Dominique Ansel Kitchen (at 137 7th Ave South) in NYC to try the Jack-o-Lantern Religieuse, a double-decker cream puff that’s all dressed up as a pumpkin filled with milk chocolate orange ganache on the bottom, and an adorable bat on top that’s filled with blueberry ganache. YUM.
Getting ready for #Halloween with our Jack-o-Lantern #religieuse, a double-decker cream puff all dressed up as a pumpkin filled with milk chocolate orange ganache on the bottom, and a little bat on top filled with blueberry ganache. 🎃 Available this Friday-Monday just for Halloween weekend at both #DominiqueAnselBakery in #Soho and @dominiqueanselkitchen in the #WestVillage. #TrickorTreat #HappyHalloween
A post shared by dominiqueansel (@dominiqueansel) on
If pumpkin foods aren’t enough for you, pumpkin spice up your entire life with this Archipelago Botanicals Pumpkin Soy Candle. Pumpkin Seed + Allspice + cinnamon + cocoa + vanilla + caramel = happiness. The candle ships free with a $49+ order!
Feeling creative? Whip up these Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Pie Bites using Cake Boss Buddy Valastro‘s excellent recipe:
Who doesn’t love an excuse to drink? Try one of these pumpkin-themed cocktail recipes:
Orange Pumpkin Smash
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast
2 oz. orange juice
2 oz. club soda
Combine Jack-O’Blast and orange juice in a glass filled with ice and stir. Top with club soda and enjoy.
Pumpkin Spice Negroni
1 oz Campari
1 oz Bulldog Gin
3/4 oz Frangelico
1/2 oz Pumpkin Puree Infused Syrup
Combine all ingredients and dry shake. Reshake with ice and strain into a small pumpkin (or coupe). Garnish with a light dusting of cinnamon and pumpkin seeds.
Cruzan® Pumpkin Toddy
1 1/2 part Cruzan® 9 Spiced Rum
1/2 part Cruzan® Vanilla Rum
3 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Filling
4 parts Hot Water
Combine all ingredients in a mug and stir until fully combined. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of vanilla rum on the top to finish.
Patrón Pumpkin Pie
1.5 oz Roca Patrón Añejo
1 oz Pumpkin Spice Syrup
.5 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously ice, then strain back into the small tin. “Dry shake” (without ice) for about 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a whole vanilla bean.
The Great Pumpkin
1 ½ oz. Ketel One® Vodka
½ oz. Baileys® Caramel Irish Cream
½ oz. pumpkin liqueur
1 cinnamon stick
Combine Ketel One Vodka and Baileys Caramel in a mixing glass. Vigorously shake with ice. Add pumpkin liqueur and shake again. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
HollywoodLifers, how are you celebrating today? Let us know!