Thursday, October 14, 2021

White Pumpkin Cocktail

Recipe for a bourbon cocktail flavored with pumpkin puree, coffee liqueur, cinnamon and milk.

I'm not even going to pretend I don't love Halloween candy but I also want a grownup treat. Cool weather and fall flavors mean a combination of warming bourbon, pumpkin and spices.

Recipe for a bourbon cocktail flavored with pumpkin puree, coffee liqueur, cinnamon and milk.

None of this pumpkin spice stuff either. There's no pumpkin in pumpkin spice, people! There, I've said it. Pumpkin spice is a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove and allspice. The same ingredients I put in gingerbread, as a matter of fact. But no actual pumpkin. I want pumpkin.

Recipe for a bourbon cocktail flavored with pumpkin puree, coffee liqueur, cinnamon and milk.

This drink has actual pumpkin puree in it along with a hit of cinnamon and the combination is so delicious. Not quite pumpkin pie but definitely something creamy and delicious and warming and seasonal. You can serve this all throughout autumn but fun creepy glasses make it perfect for Halloween. Cheers!

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Author: Anita Schecter
Recipe for a bourbon cocktail flavored with pumpkin puree, coffee liqueur, cinnamon and milk.

White Pumpkin Cocktail

Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min
Recipe for a bourbon cocktail flavored with pumpkin puree, coffee liqueur, cinnamon and milk.

Ingredients

For the Cocktail:
  • 4 oz. Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 2 oz. Kahlua
  • 1 oz. Simple syrup
  • 6 oz. Milk
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream (optional)
For the Rim:
  • 1 Tablespoon coarse sugar
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine the coarse sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Wet the edges of two cocktail glasses with a bit of the milk and dip into the sugar mixture. Set aside.
  2. Add the bourbon, unsweetened pumpkin puree, Kahlua or other coffee liqueur, simple syrup and milk to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake well and pour into the prepared cocktail glasses. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Pumpkin Loaf with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe for a fluffy, flavorful pumpkin loaf cake topped with salted caramel cream cheese frosting.

Is my house in full pumpkin mode all through autumn? Yup, it sure is. Not only do I love decorating with them but it's a full pumpkin-fest of cooking as well. I love it both sweet and savory and there's no end to my desire for a loaf of pumpkin bread as a snack.