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Save Your Seeds:
A Seedy Pumpkin Cocktail

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Save Your Seeds:<br> A Seedy Pumpkin Cocktail
Dressed Up Sling from Cure Co. Photos by Sharon Pye

Tricks and treats will be on everyone’s mind this Halloween weekend. Celebrating All Hallows Eve is too fun to pass up, and serving a pumpkin cocktail for the festivities is a no brainer. There are lots of ways to inject a bit of pumpkin into a cocktail, from a hefty helping of pumpkin infused vodka to a dollop of pumpkin purée. Mixologist Neal Bodenheimer of CureCo. in New Orleans uses a trick of his own to take the pumpkin cocktail in an entirely different direction. He saves the seeds from carving a jack-o-lantern and makes a pumpkin seed milk, then mixes it with turbinado sugar for a woody pumpkin flavor. “I’ve had a lot of fall/pumpkin requests over the years and I think all pumpkin drinks kind of taste the same, so I wanted to come at the idea differently,” explains Bodenheimer. Use Neal’s trick to treat your friends with his recipe for Dressed Up Sling.

 Dressed Up Sling
From Neal Bodenheimer of CureCo in New Orleans, Louisiana