If you thought that pumpkin beer was the extent of fall flavors in our booze, think again. Every year, more brands are taking advantage of the seasonal tastes (apple, cinnamon, cranberry, pumpkin, etc) and adding them to their spirits or beer. And it seems like this fall, everyone is participating.
Pinnacle, famous for their overabundance of flavors, has released a new fall and holiday inspired lineup. Recently added to their vodka collection are Caramel Apple, Pecan Pie, Salted Caramel and Peachberry Cobbler. That puts them at 39 flavors, both mind blowing and joke worthy. The four new flavors will be available by the end of the month for $12.99 a bottle. Nothing says the holidays like cobbler flavored vodka, right?
It’s only September and Anheuser-Busch is already thinking about the colder months. Their latest flavor added to the Bud Light Lime collection will be Cran-Brrr-Rita. No we’re not making that up. The seasonal malt beverage is a mix of cranberry flavors and Bud Light and will be available to drink starting in November. As we said with Straw-Ber-Rita, we’ll take a pass on this one.
While you’re all standing in line at Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, Kahlúa is giving you a boozier option this fall. Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice, a blend of pumpkin spices, coffee and rum, debuted earlier this month as their latest fall seasonal. And they’re not stopping there. They’ll be embracing the winter with Kahlúa Peppermint, due out in October. Both flavors will be available through the end of December at $17.99.
Newcomer Spud Vodka is tapping into the pumpkin vodka scene. The Polish vodka brand just debuted late last year with three flavors (Ginger Lemongrass, Red Hot Chili Pepper and Heirloom Tomato) and is adding a fourth this fall. Sweet Potato Pumpkin Spice was released last week at $22.99 a bottle. The gluten free vodka is following several other pumpkin vodkas out there. We’ll have to give it a try to see how it stands up against the competition.