We're looking forward to heading home for Thanksgiving this week, and in that spirit, we would like to share a pumpkin pie cocktail with you. This cocktail is creamy, sweet and delicious, and we don't skimp on the booze. So instead of arguing with your relatives about the election, why not bring something everyone can agree on to the table this year.
Not Your Grandma's Pumpkin Pie
- 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
- 3/4 oz Half and Half
- 3/4 oz Clove Syrup
- 2 oz Sailor Jerry or your choice of spiced rum
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Make a clove infused demerara syrup by gently heating equal parts demerara sugar and water in a saucepan. Add a healthy handful of cloves and warm the syrup over a low flame, never allowing it to boil.
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Dry shake ingredients to blend. Open the shaker and add ice. Shake very hard in order to create a delicious foamy texture. Double strain into a rocks glass with no ice. Garnish with powdered nutmeg. Double straining is the process of using both your hawthorne (cocktail) strainer, and a sieve to filter out any remaining ice bits or pieces of ingredients that would take away from a perfectly smooth finished product.
Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving from Two Parts Spirit!