Articles Tagged: pumpkin

Liquored-Up Alternatives To Pumpkin Pie

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A little booze is a good way to brighten up a holiday. Here are some absolutely tantalizing desserts that are great alternatives to pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

    Pumpkin-Chocolate Tiramisu — yes, please! This twist on the addictive classic uses almond liqueur along with pumpkin and chocolate.
    Pumpkin Rum Pie — how can pumpkin pie get even better, you ask? The answer is rum.
    Pumpkin-Pecan Pie with Whiskey Butter Sauce — everything in this beautiful

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Pumpkin Horchata

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The concept of this drink was based on Spanish Horchata (rice milk). However I have been longing to work with Pumpkin for a couple years now and this Halloween gave me the perfect excuse. The Pumpkin really goes nicely with the rice milk and the Bourbon blends in perfectly giving the overall profile nice warm tones.

Spiced Pumpkin

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An easy-to-make, fun and festive cocktail, Pinnacle Vodka‘s Spiced Pumpkin is the perfect way to celebrate the fall and winter season.… Read more

Pilgrim’s Pumpkin 75

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Champagne cocktails and Thanksgiving go hand in hand. The light and refreshing bubbles are a good match for the heavy food! Get in the spirit with this pumpkin adaptation of the French 75 cocktail.

Ingredients:
1 oz gin
1 1/2 oz  pumpkin puree
2 pinches pumpkin pie spice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Sparkling wine

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker with ice, vigorously shake the gin, puree, spice, lemon juice and … Read more

Pumpkin Patch

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Ingredients:
2 oz Blanco Tequilla
1 ½ oz pumpkin puree*
2 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 oz maple syrup

Directions:
Combine all ingredients into a Boston shaker. Shake and strain into a glass filled with cubed ice. Garnish with an orange slice lightly dusted with cinnamon powder.

*Pumpkin Puree

Ingredients:
1 pound pumpkin peeled and cubed (or good quality Pumpkin Puree)
½ cup of water
½ to 1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of … Read more

The Great Pumpkin

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This week’s drink is perfect for Autumn and a nice change of pace from many of the ultra-sweet cocktails that make the rounds on Halloween.  You can sip the Great Pumpkin while you wait for the Great Pumpkin to appear (or while you watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” on TV).

The level of DIY-ness in this cocktail is up to you! I juiced apples from a local farm but used organic pumpkin puree … Read more

Pumpkin Liqueur Roundup

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Every Halloween, We get a bunch of emails from people looking for pumpkin liqueur for their pumpkin martinis.  You can make your own DIY Pumpkin Liqueur, but there are few good pumpkin liqueurs on the market that will do in a pinch. That’ll give you more time to work on your Darth Maul costume.

    Bols Pumpkin Smash
    Yes! It is back in the US. Pumpkin Smash is a unique combination of pumpkin, spices and cinnamon.

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Pumpkin Spice

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Created by Alex Straus, courtesy of Skyy Vodka.… Read more

Pumpkin Caipirinha

It’s almost Halloween, so bring out the pumpkin cocktails! This one uses cachaca–a spirit similar to rum made from cane sugar. Photo and recipe courtesy of Leblon Cachaça.… Read more

Sleepy Hollow Fizz

Created by Brian Miller of New York hotspot Death & Co, I thought this would be a great drink to welcome October (Rocktober for you a Rock ‘n Rollers) and begin the build up to Halloween. Death & Co will also be well represented at this weekend’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic. Courtesy of Flor de Caña Rum. Enjoy Brian’s scary Halloween take on the classic fizz.

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