‘Tis the season of the pumpkin and as expected, the pumpkin-inspired recipes are coming out of the woodwork these days. I’ll admit that I’m not a pumpkin fanatic. You won’t find me at Starbucks ordering a spiced pumpkin latte with a slice of pumpkin bread and I was probably a kiddo the last time I carved a pumpkin. Although I’m not a fanatic, I do enjoy the flavors that tend to accompany anything pumpkin.
I’ve had the idea to create a fall-inspired remix on the classic White Russian cocktail for a few weeks now, so when I received a bottle of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka the idea for the Pumpkin Pie White Russian immediately came to mind. Instead of Kahlua I used coffee syrup and for a little added flair I added coffee ice cubes to my Pumpkin Pie White Russian.
The end result was an easy-to-make and boozily, decadent treat for all the pumpkin lovers out there. Check out the recipe below, cheers!
1.5 oz. Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
4 oz. Milk
3/4 Tbsp. Autocrat Coffee Syrup (Feel free to use any other brand)
In a shaker add milk and coffee syrup. Stir and add Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka. Add ice and shake. Strain contents into a glass already filled with coffee ice cubes*. Enjoy!
(To make coffee ice cubes, add cooled, lightly sweetened coffee to an ice tray. Freeze overnight.)
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If I was writing this blog post maybe three years ago I probably wouldn’t be terribly excited about the release of Pinnacle Vodka’s newest flavor, Pumpkin Pie. But over the years the pumpkin flavor has really grown on me thanks to the occasional slice of pumpkin cheesecake and those seasonal pumpkin-inspired beverages at Starbucks. So yes, in the year 2012 I am legitimately excited about Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka. Fall is typically full of what I like to call “comfort flavors” and Pinnacle’s latest release will likely fit perfectly in that category. If you’ve already managed to get your hands on a bottle of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka then be sure to check out one of the fall-friendly drink recipes below.
2 parts Pinnacle® Pumpkin Pie Vodka 1 part Irish Cream
Splash Half & Half