Long a hero ingredient in a variety of pies, breads and other baked treats, pumpkin can also play a role in your next cocktail party. Not on the table, but in your glass.
Try mixing up these unique adult beverages ..
1 ¼ oz. hazelnut liqueur
1 ¼ oz. dark rum
¾ oz. pumpkin puree
Shake hard with ice and strain out into a martini glass.
Garnish with sprinkle of ground clove or nutmeg.
Pumpkin Pie Fizz
2 oz. dark rum
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. maple syrup
2 Tbsp. pumpkin puree *
1 egg yolk
Dry shake, shake with 3 ice cubes and strain into a wine glass. Garnish with star anise.
2 oz. vanilla vodka
½ oz. cream liqueur
½ oz. pumpkin puree
1 tsp. whipped cream
Pour the cream liqueur and vodka into a shaker filled with ice. Add the pumpkin puree. Shake again.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
* TO MAKE PUMPKIN PUREE: Take 1 pumpkin, cut in half, scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff, lie face down on a foil or baking sheet with. Bake at 350 degrees until soft, about 45 minutes to an hour. Cool, scoop out the flesh and puree in blender along with 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 1 tablespoon ground cloves and 16-28 ounces simple syrup (adjusted to desired sweetness). Store in the fridge and freeze whatever you don’t use for future use.