October 28, 2010 (Day 271) — Jack-o-Lantern

Here’s a recipe Jenn tracked down on The Kitchen that uses pumpkin puree. I’m a sucker for pumpkin, be it pie or beer, so I was excited to try it out. The mixologist who create this drink called it a Manhattan with hints of pumpkin and fall spices. So, let’s drink some pumpkin-flavored boozed!

I have a feeling looking at the ingredients that this one is going to be a bit more of a selective taste than some of the other drinks we’ve made over the past couple of days.


1.5 oz bourbon

1.5 oz spiced apple cider

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 dash cinnamon

Nutmeg, for garnish

Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Very pumpkin-y. It actually tends to grow on me the longer I drink it. The my first thought was that it was just a little bit too thick for my liking. However, with each sip it continues to improve. It has a very dark, autumn flavor to it (being pumpkin and bourbon and all).

Like I suspected after reading down the list, it’s not for the uninitiated drinkers. A bit adventerous.


— Mark


  1. SO TRUE! It definitely grows on you. The scent is heavy on the bourbon, and the first sip tends to be as well, but the more you drink it the more you realize all of the flavors.YUM

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