Food & Drink

Pumpkin Spice Vodka Exists Because Of Course It Does

Photo: Lucky Bastard Illo: Mark Yocca / Supercall

Leave it to Canada to one-up America. Our neighbors to the north have seen our manic obsession with everything pumpkin spiced and taken it to the next level with pumpkin spice-flavored vodka.

Lucky Bastard’s new limited edition spirit is 35 percent ABV, $40 CAD (about $32) and seven-times distilled (for good luck). Complete with a witchy pin-up girl on the label, the Saskatoon distillery’s contribution to PSL-crazed society is not their first foray into oddball flavors. The company also produces a dill pickle-flavored vodka and bacon bitters.

If you do snag a bottle of the autumnal offering from the distillery’s site, don’t pretend you did it to be ironic or as a joke. Embrace your basic love of pumpkin spice and use that whole bottle up before Halloween in cocktails like spiked Pumpkin Spice Lattés and Pumpkin Spice Jello Shots, or just pour the whole thing into a homemade pumpkin keg and submit to the will of the fall flavored gods.