Sunday, September 27, 2015

Spiced Pumpkin-Bourbon Fizz for #PumpkinWeek 2015


#PumpkinWeek is here again and we can't be more excited. Hosted by Terri from Love and Confections, nineteen bloggers will be sharing nearly seventy pumpkin-filled recipes over the course of the week. Be sure to come back every day to see all the delicious creations - from muffins to cakes, cocktails, breakfast baked goods, savory pastas and stews, and gluten-free recipes, too. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections' #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!


#PumpkinWeek Day 1 Recipes:

I decided to start the party off with a cocktail, a sweet and spicy sip to celebrate #PumpkinWeek. Cheers!

Ingredients
Simple syrup
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C organic granulated sugar
  • 2 T pumpkin puree (how to make pumpkin puree: version 1version 2)
  • 1" knob of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1/2 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 t ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
Cocktail (makes one cocktail)
  • 1/2 t pumpkin puree
  • 1 to 2 T simple syrup, depending on preference
  • 1-1/2 ounces bourbon (I used Knob Creek)
  • ice cubes
  • sparkling water
Procedure
In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients for the simple syrup to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth.

For each cocktail, muddle pumpkin puree with simple syrup. Pour in bourbon. Add ice cubes and top with sparkling water. Stir vigorously until well combine. Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I need this cocktail!

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  2. Such a fun cocktail, Camilla! Perfect autumnal sipper :)

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  3. Oh my gosh! I love this I could just sip this all day!

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  4. I handed this recipe right over to Frank...my cabana boy extraordinaire. Thanks Cam.

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  5. Oh my gosh this is nuts - I need to have this in my life ASAP.

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  6. I love that you've made your own pumpkin puree!!! You rock!!! I would like to make a toast to you with your pumpkin bourbon fizz cocktail. Cheers to your good taste, and your homemade cooking!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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