Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Great Pumpkin Cocktail #PumpkinWeek #Sponsored

This post written by me on behalf of the sponsors - Dixie Crystals and Eggland's Best - of #PumpkinWeek. 
Products for recipe development and review were provided; prizes were donated for the giveaway, 
and this page may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
This recipe is intended for readers 21 years and older. Please drink responsibly.

Here we are at the first day of #PumpkinWeek v. 2018. You can read about our hosts and our sponsors...and enter the giveaway here. You won't want to miss out. But, at the very least, if you follow along, you'll be inspired by dozens of recipes that use everything from cocktails to desserts.

Monday's #PumpkinWeek recipes
Baked Goods & Desserts

The Great Pumpkin Cocktail

I wanted to kick off this week with a's a party after all. And I wanted to create one with a frothy egg white cap. This is a pumpkin-kissed gin fizz. It just so happened that I received eggs from Eggland's Best* in advance of taking part in the 2018 PumpkinWeek event. Talk about serendipitous! So, I tested different recipes and came up with one that worked for me. My egg white cap still needs some work, but it's tasty. If anyone has any tips for me on making that foam better, I'm all ears.

First, a bit about Eggland's though...

Eggland’s Best are produced by hens fed an all-vegetarian diet and their feed is free of added hormones, antibiotics, steroids, animal by-products, and recycled or processed foods. They are produced locally throughout the United States - I see three producers in my state - and are typically delivered to stores within 72 hours of laying. If you want to learn more about the company, check out their sustainability, their certifications, and their awards.

Ingredients makes 1
  • 1 egg white (prefer Eggland's Best)
  • 1 T pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 ounce citrus juice (I used calamansi, but you can use lemon or lime)
  • 1/2 ounce cinnamon simple syrup*
  • 2 ounces gin
  • cinnamon stick for garnish
  • Also needed: cocktail shaker and ice

*Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  • 1 C sugar (prefer Dixie Crystals)
  • 1 C water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Combine gin, citrus juice, pumpkin puree, egg white, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake for at least 30 seconds. Add ice and shake once more for about a minute. Strain into a glass. Add a cinnamon stick to garnish.
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  1. Great way to kick off the week Cam and to kick back, relax and regroup when this week is over and Apple week descends upon us.

  2. You've just taken gin to a whole new level!