MRA_8529Our wicked series continues with the sin we are all familiar with: Envy or Jealousy; wanting to have what someone has. Envy occurs when we lack a desired attribute enjoyed by another. Jealousy occurs when something we already possess is threatened by a third person. The difference: envy is a two-person situation whereas jealousy is a three-person situation. Envy is a reaction to lacking something. Jealousy is a reaction to the threat of losing something. For this cocktail created by Premier Beverage’s master Mixologist Nick Nistico, the Pumpkin is King:

Pumpkin Envy
2 oz Crop Spiced Pumpkin Vodka
2 oz Apple Cider
.5 oz Pumpkin Puree
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Shake all ingredients and strain over ice; add pumpkin candy garnish

Tonight’s tune is Rick Springfield’s catchy 80’s Jessie’s Girl: “Jessie is a friend, yeah, I know he’s been a good friend of mine, But lately something’s changed that ain’t hard to define. Jessie’s got himself a girl and I want to make her mine. Where can I find a woman like that, Like Jessie’s girl, I wish that I had Jessie’s girl, I want, I want Jessie’s girl.”

Remember to check back nightly after dark for each spellbinding recipe in this series.


MRenée Korbel Quinn | Mixology & Lifestyle Editor
Creating unique content for Eye on South Florida. A Downtown Girl Mixing it up in the South Florida scene. The latest in craft cocktails, craft beers and culinary experiences. Connecting with spirited friends to share ideas, stories and life! Think of it as “Cocktail Therapy”. Read her BITES column in Go Riverwalk Magazine and get social on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


*The Seven Deadly Sins
Avaritia: Greed – Wanting too much of something – Boiled in oil 
Gula: Gluttony – Taking too much of something in – Forced to eat rats, snakes, spiders, toads 
Fornicatio: Lust – The need to fulfill unspiritual desires – Roasted by fire and brimstone 
Invidia: Envy – Jealousy; wanting to have what someone has – Encased in freezing water 
Acedia: Sloth – Being too slow or lazy at doing something – Thrown into snake pits
Ira: Wrath – Vindictive anger; revenge – Torn apart, limb from limb 
Superbia: Pride – Being too self absorbed – Broken on the wheel