So I know it’s been awhile… I’ve been crazy busy. I also know that I’ve told y’all that like 10 times so from now on I’ll just assume that you all know this and won’t judge small spurts of absence! Anywayyy Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it is one of my very favorite holidays. Turkey, stuffing, PUMPKIN PIE, and seeing the family are on the list of things I’m looking forward to! So when the first day of Fall rolled around, my good friend Leila asked me if I was going to making any Fall cocktails. What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t oblige this request?! That’s what I thought… So to get a little inspiration, I headed over to the liquor store, where I found these charms:
I thought to myself “REALLY? Pumpkin pie in a bottle? I have to try it.” I was also so excited to see Marshmallow flavored vodka and as soon as Thanksgiving is over I’m going to make this by Jessica over at How Sweet it Is. Her blog is fabulous and I love her… if you aren’t following her blog already, you should definitely do so immediately! She also is a genius at making delicious looking boozy things. So speaking of boozy things, let’s get right to it shall we? This drink really doesn’t take much and I’m not even sure I should take credit for making this a cocktail so I won’t, I’ll just take credit in drinking it and telling you about it. First thing you need are the ingredients… or as we call them here at Order in the Kitchen, “The Elements”
1/2 to 3/4 cup Pumpkin Pie liquor
1 and 1/2 shots (separate) Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka
2 TBSP. Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
Extras: Sponge and rimmer, shaker
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly and place on rimmer tray (see picture to right).
On the sponge, pour approximately 1/2-1 shot worth of the whipped cream vodka.
In a shaker, combine ice, pumpkin pie liquor and 1 shot of whipped cream vodka. Shake to chill.
Take a glass and first dip edge in whipped cream vodka soaked sponge, then into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Then put a few ice cubes in the glass. Pour in the pumpkin pie and whipped cream liquor mix.
Feel free to drink it this way or with a dash of cinnamon sprinkled on top. I took some whipped cream and put it on top just for the heck of it. Then sprinkled some of the cinnamon sugar that I used to rim the glass and then a little extra cinnamon because it’s my favorite spice. EVER.
I found this to be a little sweet, that’s why I would perhaps shrink the amount to 1/2 cup because it is just meant to be drunk (drank?) on the rocks. The flavors were great and it’s creamy like Bailey’s, so you can drink it the same way. I think it would also be good mixed with some coffee (yum, I wish I had some iced coffee so I could try it…but I’ll get back to you on it!) Don’t forget to rim the glass! That’s my favorite part…MMMM