mention anything that involves pumpkin, in fall, i'm in. and i'll be honest, i've never tried a hot toddy. i was a little scared when i saw that the recipe i was about to try had both pumpkin and tequila (they don't seem to be a pair). but i figured if it was a suggested cocktail recipe, it had to be good. i needed to step out of my vodka and wine box too, try something new! now, i can't wait to warm up a pot of this as many times as possible this fall and winter. it might be an alternative to our traditional mulled wine even!
i love cocktails, during the colder months, that you can keep simmering throughout a party. why i love mulled wine. i'm sure there are plenty out there, but i'm here to say, this one is a go. try it at your halloween bash this weekend!
½ part DeKuyper
Mixologist Collection Ginger (i replaced this with real ginger!)
6 parts apple cider
½ part real pumpkin puree
2 cinnamon sticks
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Small lemon sliced into wheels
Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
Dash of fresh ground nutmeg
combine all ingredients except the whipped cream and heat just until steam rises then lower heat to keep warm. to serve, ladle into mugs. you can top with whipped cream and dust with fresh ground nutmeg or garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon slice as i did here.
so yummy and the perfect flavor for fall.
what are your favorite fall cocktails?
[ recipe and tequila ℅ coyne pr and sauza ]