Easy Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

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Everyone I know goes ga-ga over PSL season. While I enjoy one every now and then, I prefer beverages that have a little bit more spice than sweet. I stumbled across Captain Morgan Jack-o-Blast and was intrigued. Feeling inspired, I grabbed some ingredients and concocted this spicy, autumnal cocktail.

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Here's what you need:

Captain Morgan Jack-o-Blast Pumpkin Spice Rum
Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider or Apple Cider of your choice
Ginger Beer
Pomegranate
*Square ice cube tray

*If you ever make cocktails at home, you need one of these square ice cube trays. They are essential to building the perfect mixed drink.

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Part of the joy of mixing drinks is the presentation. When you have a beautiful glass, your drink becomes a piece of art and you feel pleasure in the overall experience. The Water Gallery glasses are handcrafted and make lovely gifts. I love this one with the whales! There are a bunch of beautiful designs to choose from and a variety of glasses and bottles.

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Start by adding pomegranate to the bottom of your glass. Place a square or sphere ice cube right on top. The ice will press the pomegranate slightly to release some of the juice.

Continue adding ingredients on top of the ice: 1.5 oz of the Jack-o-Blast, 1 oz of sparkling apple cider or apple cider, and then fill the remainder of the glass with ginger beer. You'll get a little spice from the ginger beer, a little kick from the Jack-o-Blast. It will all balance out with the sweetness of the apple cider and you'll be sipping a fresh, autumnal, pumpkin-y cocktail. Yum!

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