Cheers to Pumpkin!

Sep 28, 2021

Celebrate the fall season in good spirits. These creamy, dreamy drinks come together quickly and are perfect for sipping fireside.

1) Pumpkin Eggnog

PREP 20mins
Chill 4 hours

12 egg yolks

3 cups heavy cream

2 1/2 cups milk

1 1/3 cups sugar

3/4 cup canned pumpkin

2 Tbsp. vanilla

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Star anise of freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

In a large heavy saucepan combine egg yolks, 1 cup of the cream, 1 cup of the milk and the sugar. Cook and stir over medium about 5 minutes or until mixture just coats a metal spoon; do not boil. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Stir in remaining 2 cups cream, remaining 1 1/2 cups milk, the pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Set pitcher in a large bowl of ice water; stir 2 minutes. Cover; chill 4 to 24 hours. Top each serving with a star anise or nutmeg. Makes 8 servings (1 cup each)

2) Pumpkin white Russian

Start to finish: 5 mins

2 tbsp half-and-half

2 tbsp canned pumpkin

1 tsp packed brown sugar

3 tbsp (1 1/2 0z) vodka

2 tbsp (1oz) coffee liquer

ice cubes

heavy cream (optional)

In a small bowl whisk together half-and-half, pumpkin and brown sugar. In an ice-filled rocks glass combine vodka and coffee liqueur. Gently drizzle pumpkin mixture on top. Add a splash of cream (if using). Makes 1 serving (2/3 cup).

3) Spiced Pumpkin Horchatas

Start to Finish 10 mins

1 1/2 cups refrigerated rice milk or coconut milk

1 banana, peeled, cut up and frozen

1/3 cup canned pumpkin

1/4 cup cooked brown or white rice, chilled

2 tbsp packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 cup (4oz) rum (optional)

ice cubes

cinnamon sticks (optional)

In a blender combine first seven ingredients (through cinnamon) and rum (if using). Cover and blend until smooth. Serve in ice-filled glasses. Add cinnamon sticks (if using) or sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Makes 2 servings.

4) Pumpkin Brandy Alexander

Start to Finish 5 minutes

1 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

ice cubes

3 tbsp 1 1/2 oz brandy

3 tbsp brewed espresso or coffee

3 tbsp canned pumpkin

2 tbsp hald and half or whole milk

1 tbsp pure maple syrup

Star anise (optional)

In a shallow dish combine sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Wet the rim of a martini glass with a damp paper towel. Dip rim in spice mixture to coat.

In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice combine brandy , espresso, pumpkin, half-and-half, and maple syrup. Cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into prepared glass. Top with a star anise (if using). Makes one serving.

Non Alcoholic Eggnog 3

Non Alcoholic Eggnog 3



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