Put Down the Pumpkin Spice Latte!

06df506cfd01c09b6b876f0ff00c4dbcIt’s not your imagination – Starbucks continues to release their Pumpkin Spice Latte earlier and earlier. According to US Weekly, the news source of White Girls everywhere, “although [it] won’t officially make its way into stores until Sept. 8, some die-hard fans can get their hands around a steaming PSL early, beginning on Sept. 4.”

Soon we’ll be drinking them on July 4th weekend.

I love the Fall for many reasons – the change in the weather (yes, even here in LA), the change in the color of the leaves (not so much here in LA), and the flavors of vegetables at the farmer’s markets. Even the pumpkin.

But when it comes to Pumpkin Spice – I’d rather opt for something with a little less pumpkin and a little more spice. Cue the Pumpkin Cocktails!

Condé Nast Traveler has put together a mouth-watering list of 15 Pumpkin Cocktails to try this season. And good news for New Yorkers, Chicagoans, and Los Angelenos –  Fig & Olive has one of the best looking ones.

54738e96cbbd2620680dcdf1_pumpkin-spiced-martini-fig-olivePumpkin Spiced Martini at Fig & Olive:

“Fig & Olive regulars from New York to West Hollywood are drinking in the season with this spiced martini made with a special vanilla-infused vodka, lime juice, ginger syrup, Applejack, and a spoonful of pumpkin butter. It’s all served in a graham cracker crumb-rimmed glass.”

Yum. Don’t wake me when September ends…

What’s your opinion on the PSL. Yay or Nay and why?

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