Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hot'N'Spicy Pumpkin Margarita #PumpkinWeek

Well, all good things must come to an end. Since we've been celebrating all things pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek - many, many thanks to Terri of Love and Confections for organizing this week - I decided to end with a pumpkin cocktail. If you are looking for inspiration of what to do with those orange beauties, follow along.

Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek recipes

Pumpkin Drink Recipes
"Grown Up" Potter Pumpkin Juice from The Crumby Kitchen.
Hot'N'Spicy Pumpkin Margarita from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.

Savory Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin and Fish Stew from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Pumpkin Chili from Making Miracles.
Pumpkin Crab Soup from Hardly A Goddess.
Pumpkin Pasta from Caroline's Cooking.
Thai Pumpkin Curry from Palatable Pastime.

Sweet Pumpkin Recipes
Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Bread from The Freshman Cook.
Fall Harvest Pumpkin Sourdough Muffins from Cooking With Carlee.
Pumpkin Spice Milkshake from Family Around The Table.
Pumpkin Pie Cream Horns from Mildly Meandering.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Snowball Cookies from Love and Confections.
Pumpkin Spice Thumbprint Cookies from The Bitter Side of Sweet.
Pumpkin Spiced Banana Bread from Daily Dish Recipes.
Pumpkin Tiramisu from The Redhead Baker.

Hot'N'Spicy Pumpkin Margarita

Jalapeno-Pumpkin Simple Syrup
  • 1-1/2 C water
  • 1-1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 1/4 t ground ginger
  • 3 T pumpkin puree (how to make homemade pumpkin puree)

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (I use Cointreau)
  • 2 ounces of Jalapeno-Pumpkin Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 lime
  • Also needed: cocktail shaker, ice

Jalapeno-Pumpkin Simple Syrup
Add water and sugar to a sauce pan and heat slowly. Swirl the pan until the sugar is completely dissolved. Lower the heat and whisk in the pumpkin puree. Add the jalapeno slices and spices. Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let the flavors infuse while it cools. Strain out the peppers and spices. Set aside.

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the simple syrup, tequila, and orange liqueur. Squeeze in the lime juice. Cover and shake for at least 30 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Enjoy!


  1. This is so unique- I love the jalapeno in there to spice it up!

  2. I love that jalapeno simple syrup. Very creative Cam.