Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tie One On Tuesday

Labor day ushers in the unofficial end to summer, but it also means it's the unofficial beginning of fall. I love fall. The weather is slightly cooler, the air smells different and I get to snuggle up with my favorite OMP and pups. When there is a slight crispness in the air, these cocktails will warm you up.

Add pumpkin to just about anything and you have a fall drink. The Old Fashion is no exception.

Pumpkin Old Fashion
3 tbsp. pumpkin puree
1 ½ oz. bourbon
1 oz. maple coffee flavoring
½ oz. Grand Marnier
2 dashes bitters
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and strain out the liquid. Pour into an old fashion glass and drink up!  

The weather getting cooler always makes me a bit sleepy but I even have those nights were getting to sleep is a little rough. A hot coconut milk beverage is just what the kittykill ordered.

Hot Coconut Milk
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 oz. bourbon
vanilla extract to taste ( I like about 1-2 teaspoons)
Heat sugar, milk and vanilla over high heat, stirring with a whisk until you begin to see bubbles or froth, take off heat and add bourbon.  Pour into a mug, garnish with cinnamon and enjoy. 

The other great taste of fall is cranberry. The tartness against the spice is like a party in your mouth. 

Cranberry Party
2 oz. cranberry juice
2 oz. spiced rum 
pour cranberry juice and rum over ice and serve. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! This one is super easy and just perfect after a long day. 

Fall is a perfect time to try new things and give old recipes a little kick in the pants. Time to sit back, watch the leaves change and sip a toasty beverage. 

1 comment:

MareMare said...

Dude, I need ALL of these asap! And I want to try my rhubarb bitters in the pumpkin one! Nom nom nom!