Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sparkling Cider Pumpkin-tini

This recipe was sponsored by Sweet 'N Low and Social Stars. Thank you for supporting the products I love and use in my kitchen.

Sparkling Cider Pumpkin-tini

Have you been stocking up on Halloween candy for the kids? What about something for the adults? OK, I know we eat the candy, too. Personally, I'm going to steal anything with peanut butter right out of the candy bowl and probably hoard it, but that's another story. Let's talk about when the adults gather and want an adult beverage.

Sparkling Cider Pumpkin-tini
I always try to create a seasonal pumpkin cocktail to serve both for Halloween and Thanksgiving. And when I say pumpkin cocktail, I mean with actual pumpkin puree in it. Big yum and healthy. Or at least that part of the cocktail is healthy. But seriously, pumpkin puree is great for cocktails.

And since we're indulging in candy I offer the option for a skinnier drink with my Sweet 'N Low skinny syrup. I've been making it and keeping a bottle in the fridge so that I can make drinks as sweet as I want without adding extra calories. A little bubbly from seasonal sparkling apple cider and this drink goes down dangerously easy. Cheers!

Sparkling Cider Pumpkin-tini
by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 7 Minutes
Ingredients (1 Serving)
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Pumpkin puree (canned is fine)
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Skinny syrup (or to taste)
  • 4 oz. Unsweetened sparkling cider
  • Pinch of cinnamon

  • Skinny Syrup:
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 12 Packets Sweet 'N Low
To make the syrup, add the sweetener and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir to dissolve the sweetener. Allow to cool for a few minutes.

To make the drink, add the vodka, pumpkin puree, lemon juice, skinny syrup and cinnamon to a blender or small food processor and puree until smooth. Pour into a cocktail glass, add ice cubes and top with the cider.

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  1. What an awesome drink for fall! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Holy crap, never thought of adding pumpkin to a cocktail! Cool idea!


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