Wednesdays are normally my beer day. I’m still playing catch up on that, but this week I wanted to do something a little different.
Anyone who has spent any time with me in a social setting knows that I love exploring the world of cocktails. Adding a twist to an old recipe, finding new things to make, finding the right cocktail for the right event, etc.
So about a week and a half ago when Pinnacle sent a rep to the local liquor store to sample out their new Pumpkin Pie vodka, I was excited.
I was less excited though, when we found out it was SO new, that she didn’t know what to do with it, or what to mix it with. After tasting it, I had some ideas.
So I bought a bottle and brought it home…and we’ve gone through a couple of bottles since then, because once I started pouring these, we couldn’t get enough. I even have a couple of our neighbors hooked on them. And I’ve been told that the folks at the liquor store are now sharing my recipe with their customers as well.
So you heard it here first. This is my “Thanksgiving in a Glass” and if you have one, you’ll be hooked!
Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
SPICED Apple Cider
Whipped Cream (we’re fans of the Extra Creamy style around here)
Warm up your apple cider in a sauce pan. I usually heat mine for about 6 minutes over medium heat in a small pan. You know it’s ready when you start to see a little steam and the cider is swirling just a little bit on the surface. This gets the cider nice and hot, while never reaching a boil. (alternately, you could heat 8oz of cider in your microwave for about a minute)
Place a cinnamon stick in your mug and pour a shot of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka over it.
My ratio is one part vodka to two parts cider.
Top with whipped cream, sprinkle with nutmeg.
Have a seat, kick your feet up, tip it back and enjoy your evening. Once you have one, you probably won’t be going anywhere for a while.
And please, drink responsibly.
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