It’s pumpkin season and in honor of our best selling Drunken Pumpkin scented candle, I Just Wanna Do Crafts is celebrating this fall with a yummy Drunken Pumpkin Cocktail infused with ingredients that highlight the flavors of the season. We also like to give credit to “How to Feed a Loon” on this great recipe. Cheers!
Our homemade recipe transforms the pumpkin, vanilla, brown sugar, and bourbon scents of our Drunken Pumpkin Candle into a delicious fall cocktail -- Imagine a drinkable, boozy pumpkin pie without the crust.
Pumpkin lover? Add more! Hate pumpkin spice? Add less! We encourage recipe tweaks to make this drink uniquely your own.
Please enjoy our Drunken Pumpkin Cocktail responsibly and have a boo-tiful fall season!
Pumpkin Vanilla Infused Vodka
1 cup cooked and pureed pumpkin (100% pure canned pumpkin may be substituted [not pumpkin pie mix]!)
1 tsp of pumpkin spice
750 ml bottle of French Vanilla vodka (We love the brand Ciroc!)
Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
2 parts water
1 part brown sugar
From Drunken Pumpkin
1 shot of Pumpkin Harvest Creme
1 shot of bourbon
Part 1: Make the pumpkin infused French vanilla vodka
Add pumpkin and pumpkin spice to a quart-size jar with lid.
Pour the French Vanilla vodka into the jar.
Put the lid on and shake vigorously to mix the ingredients.
Place the mason jar in the refrigerator and shake the jar once a day.
Let the vodka infuse for two days and then taste it. If it tastes good, follow the rest of the directions. If not, let it infuse, checking each day. We let ours go for four days.
To strain the pumpkin vodka, pour it through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Gently squeeze the mixture to get all the vodka out of the pumpkin.
Discard the pumpkin and reserve the infused pumpkin vanilla vodka.
Part 2: Make the Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
First, heat water in a saucepan, but avoid boiling.
Mix in brown sugar and continue to heat until all sugar is dissolved.
Once dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. Store excess simple syrup in the refrigerator and in a sealable container.
Part 3: Make the Drunken Pumpkin Cocktail
Add all the Drunken Pumpkin ingredients (see above) to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
Top with whipped cream
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