In celebration of the season, I wanted to make a cocktail for the pumpkin spice lover. The only way to really make it right is to make syrup from pumpkin. It’s a bit of extra effort, but it’s worth it! Use the pumpkin syrup right in hot milk for the kids–they’ll love you for it!
3 ounces kentucky bourbon
My go-to bourbon for craft cocktails is Eagle Rare - it is PERFECT in this drink.
1.5 ounces pumpkin spice syrup^
It's a bit of effort but it's well worth it and you will for sure use it all, if not in the cocktail then in the pumpkin latte mocktail with the kids.
1 ounce lemon juice
Fresh-squeezed of course!
- 1 T pumpkin pie spice
- 1 T brown sugar
Put two coupes or martini glasses in the freezer.
Combine pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar, set aside on a saucer.
Combine ^pumpkin spice syrup, bourbon and lemon juice with ice in shaker. Shake this drink like you have never shaken a drink before! You need to loosen up that thick syrup.
This recipe makes two small cocktails – might prefer Nick & Nora glasses for the size or coupes for the pumpkin-round shape – but to keep it cold and properly mixed you can’t leave it sit til you get to the bottom of a double, so it is worth making small batches and drinking them one at a time.