It is October and this month it is obligatory that we provide you with a Pumpkin cocktail for the season. At this time of year nearly everything is spiced with the flavors of pumpkin and today’s cocktail employs the use of a home-made Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup. We marry this to a bit of Bourbon and lemon to create the Bourbon Pumpkin Smash. When making the syrup don’t hesitate to make a big batch and use the extra for your coffee, ice cream and anything else that the season allows to be dressed in spiced pumpkin. Cheers!
Bourbon Pumpkin Smash
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add:
- 2 Ounces of Well-Bred Bourbon
- 1 Ounce of Spiced Pumpkin Syrup
- ¼ Ounce Lemon Juice
Shake till painfully cold. Strain into a cinnamon sugar rimmed lowball glass. (Cinnamon Sugar Optional). Top with club soda and stir gently.
Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup
In a medium sized saucepan add:
- 1 Cup of Water
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 8 Ounces of Un-Sweetened Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
Slowly bring mixture to a boil stirring until smooth. Lower heat and simmer until reduced by 1/3. Cool and strain through a fine sieve. Store in the refrigerator (will keep 7-10 days).