Pumpkin flavor has infiltrated its way into just about everything including candy, beer, liquor, coffee, creamer, and even pop tarts. We’re used to seeing pumpkin flavored items just before Halloween and right up through Thanksgiving, but recently, pumpkin flavor is becoming a year round favorite obsession. Remember as a kid looking forward to the holidays because there would be pumpkin pie, which was a once a year treat? Now with pumpkin lattes, muffins, donuts, cookies, ravioli’s and much more, pumpkin treats do not seem so specially reserved for rare occasions. Pumpkin is the common norm. No more is fall signaled by the changing color of the leaves on the trees, now autumn arrives full force when all things pumpkin spiced flavor arrive on the shelves.
With fall comes more social gatherings leading into the holiday season. Every good get together has a variety of wine and spirits to enjoy along with each other’s’ company. Just about any liquor brand that you love, now has a pumpkin flavored option. From Captain Morgan Jack O’Blast to Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka and everything in between it’s hard to avoid and not be intrigued by pumpkin infused drinks. Are you ready to dive into the pumpkin world? Below are a couple of cocktail recipes. Get into Elma Wine & Liquor today to stock up!
Pumpkin Spice Martini
1.5 ounces of vanilla flavored vodka
1.5 ounces of Irish cream liqueur
1.5 ounces of pumpkin flavored liqueur
1 cup ice cubes
1 pinch of ground cinnamon
1 pinch of ground nutmeg
Pour the vanilla flavored vodka, Irish cream liqueur, and pumpkin flavored liqueur into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg to serve.
Pinnacle Ginger Pumpkin
1 part Pumpkin Pie Vodka
2 parts Ginger Ale
1 Lemon Wedge
Pour over ice in glass and garnish with lemon wedge
For more advice on how to enjoy your pumpkin flavored liquor, stop in and visit the knowledgeable and friendly staff at Elma Wine & Liquor. We’re always happy to help.
What are your thoughts on the pumpkin takeover that seems to come earlier and earlier each year?