I woke up to the sound of pouring rain this morning, and then poof…the rain had stopped! I was hoping that it would mean a cool down in temperatures and some much needed drought relief…..
but no. It seriously only rained for like two minutes, and added moisture to the already hot, humid air! I will continue to dream about crisp, fall temperatures. The fabulous flavors of pumpkin and apple baking in the oven. We’re just not quite there yet…..
so I bring you this cool, refreshing Pumpkintini cocktail that has the flavors of fall. The original recipe is from Rachael Ray, but I needed to make a few tweaks. First of all, I did not have any pumpkin pie filling. I did however have a can of pureed pumpkin, and I added some spices. When I say a pinch, I seriously mean A PINCH…..
I dipped the corner of the smallest measuring spoon that I could find into each of the spices. You don’t want to put a full pie’s worth of flavor into two drinks!
Second change – I cannot use half and half, so I substituted boxed coconut milk and it worked perfectly. Third change – well that would be the Sortilege Maple liqueur that they do not sell in Iowa…I have looked…for years! From what I have been able to determine, Maple liqueur is basically maple syrup and whiskey. Well that’s easy enough to recreate!
So here’s a toast to cooler fall weather and the wonderful flavors that it brings with it…..
|Prep time||10 minutes|
- 2 graham crackers (crushed)
- 6 Tablespoons white rum
- 6 Tablespoons pureed pumpkin (or substitute pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 Tablespoon whiskey
- A pinch of ground cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger
- 2 Tablespoons coconut milk (box)
|Place graham crackers in a zip top plastic bag and roll with a rolling pin to crush. Pour crumbs onto a plate and set aside.|
|Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes to within an inch of the top.|
|Add all ingredients to the cocktail shaker.|
|Place lid on cocktail shaker and shake to thoroughly combine ingredients.|
|Wet the edge of the glasses and dip rim into graham cracker crumbs.|
|Strain drink and pour into prepared glasses and serve.|
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