Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Middle Class Bartending: Pumpkin Cocktails

     The holiday season is fast approaching, and that can mean only one thing: Heavy Drinking. There is going to be a lot of interaction with all sorts of relatives and friends and booze can make that interaction go smoothly. At the very least you won't remember if it didn't. In honor of the arrival of fall, I present to you two pumpkin themed cocktails that are very popular in my home.

Pumpkin Nog
Ingredients
  • 1.5 parts Vanilla Vodka
  • .5 parts Pumpkin Schnapps
  • 2 parts Pumpkin Liqueur
  • Nutmeg (optional)
Directions
  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake and drain into an Old Fashioned glass
  3. Float a small dusting of ground nutmeg on the surface (optional)
The VanPelt*
Ingredients
  • 1 part Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 part Pumpkin Schnapps
  • Cinnamon (optional)
Directions
  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake and drain into a martini glass
  3. Float a very small dusting of of cinnamon on the surface (optional)
*I absolutely refuse to tag the suffix "-tini" onto any cocktail. No, I can't tag it on "Martini" because then it would be "Martinitini." If you are drinking some neon drink with a slab of fruit hanging off of it, and a cutesy name and "-tini" slapped on to it, you likely belong to a demographic I do not.
Middle aged, single and desperate? That's what I'm talking about!

Good times!


2 comments:

  1. These look like great cocktails. And all Real Food ingredients. You may have just figured out the plan that will get me through the holidays. For this.......I am forever in your debt. Thanks for sharing this with all of our Let's Get Real readers. I'm sure they will appreciate your recipes as much as I do.

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    1. You would be surprised at the amount of problems that can be solved with judicious application of booze. :)

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