Dead leaves, Autumn Breeze, Feuille Morte, and Pumpkin Boulevardier

Nov 30, 2022

Dead leaves, Autumn Breeze, Feuille Morte, and Pumpkin Boulevardier


To make a countryman understand what Feuille Morte­ color signifies, it may suffice to tell him that it is the color of withered leaves in autumn.

— John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

In French, the term means "dead leaf." In English, Feuille Morte refers specifically to a brownish-orange or yellowish-brown color.

All seasons have their connotations. Winter is a time of peace; spring is a new life; summer is freedom and youth. Autumn, however, is the best season of all. It’s a season of reflection and renewal, where the falling leaves tell a tale of times passed, but with the imminent hope of future flourishing. And there, on the immediate horizon, a canvas of dead leaves paints a Feuille Morte ray of hope amidst the empty trees and the aroma of fresh pumpkins. But dead leaves and pumpkin aroma aren’t the only colors on the canvas of autumn; there’s a tinge of brisk breeze brought by a complicit Pumpkin Boulevardier.  

Autumn is reflection and renewal; autumn is magical, not on its merit but because of its associations: piles of leaves, aromas of freshly baked pie, and family memories, but Autumn is also a job well done. Celebrate the harvest feeling with a Pumpkin Boulevardier while you rake the leaves of past deeds and reflect on future flourishing.

Pumpkin Boulevardier Ingredients


  • 1 oz (30 ml) choose your rum spirit
  • 1 oz (30 ml) sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz (30 ml) campari
  • 0.5 oz (15 ml) Pumpkin Reàl


  • Stir & Strain

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