Ferris Wheelers' Pumpkin Wheel Cocktail Is Basic in the Best Possible Way

The Pumpkin Wheel has us wheeling.
The Pumpkin Wheel has us wheeling. courtesy Ferris Wheelers
We have one question: When is too much pumpkin too much pumpkin? Some say never. "Some" apparently includes Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ, because they're offering a pumpkin cocktail. That's right, get your UGGs and leggings ready, ladies, because we found you the perfect football-watching, day-drinking, feels-fall cocktail.

It has all the hallmarks of the "basic" cocktail — take that comment as you will — with flavored vodka, pumpkin, some sweetness, pumpkin and, of course, a perfect backdrop for a hot fire Instagram pic. Too bad the picture may have to be taken wearing mittens.

The Pumpkin Wheel: vanilla vodka, pumpkin purée, orange juice, Grand Marnier, crushed graham cracker rim

Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ, 1950 Market Center Blvd. (Design District)
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Susie Oszustowicz