Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Thursday, November 27, 2014

There are plenty of things to think about when preparing a Thanksgiving feast, but you'll no longer have to wonder what do to with the extra bit of pumpkin purée. Today, you'll throw it in this cocktail and toast to your favorite bourbon! 

Pumpkin Old Fashioned

1 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1 oz maple syrup
1/2 oz orange liquor
orange bitters
orange peel

Combine pumpkin, bourbon, syrup, orange liquor and 1 dash orange bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds and double stain into a Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

Notes: Spicy bourbon with a high rye content will pair beautifully with the sweetness of maple syrup and pumpkin purée. We find ourselves reaching for the Wild Turkey a lot around this time of year (it goes in our bourbon-pecan pie, too), but whatever you find yourself running out of often is perfect for this libation.

On this day of Thanksgiving, I wanted to say how very grateful I am for you, dear reader. I hope this is a space where you find inspiration and joy; you certainly bring that into my life. Cheers, and happy Thanksgiving!

Image by Anna Stockwell for Saveur.


  1. Oooh, this sounds dangerously fabulous!! Love Pumpkin everything this time of year, and thank you for the sweet words on my blog design - so nice to hear!! Happiest Thanksgiving!! :D

  2. sounds delicious! i hope you had a very happy thanksgiving! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. Oh man...does that sound good! Is it too late for pumpkins now?

  4. How decadent! And no, Joanna, it's never too late for pumpkins :-)



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