The Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri. The ultimate, must have cocktail for the fall. Impress the crap out of your friends at a Halloween party. Delight your family on Thanksgiving, or simply enjoy one…two…or three on an autumnal Happy Hour.
Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri?!
Yup! So, I’m starting up a cocktail Friday segment of Nomageddon. What do you think “Drink Like There’s No Tomorrow”? Eh, that sounds like a road to alcoholism. I’m still working on it. Anyway, today I’m going to show you how to make your next Halloween Party embarrassingly awesome.
Nuh Uh! My Sexy Donald Trump Costume Is Going To Be Embarrassingly Awesome!
Embarrassing is right. Well this isn’t my recipe but I’ve been collaborating with a mixologist who wishes to remain anonymous. We’re just going to call him Mr. Hyde.
Making the daiquiri is a two-step process. You’re going to have to do this first part ahead. We are going to need to make the pumpkin spice syrup. It’s fairly easy and it’s just a variation of simple syrup.
But How Do You Make Simple Syrup?
Simple! It’s just a syrup made of equal parts water and sugar. So to get started boil a cup of water in a pot. Then gradually add the cane sugar to the water until it all has dissolved. Add a tablespoon of pumpkin spice and let that dissolve. Last, 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree. Now I’m not saying you HAVE to, but I highly recommend you make your own. Conveniently, I just posted a how to yesterday. Click the link in this post for instructions. If you decide to go the easy way out, you can get store bought canned pumpkin; usually sold under the brand name Libby’s.
DIY Pumpkin Puree
Did you know it’s really easy to make your own pumpkin puree? You can do it in an hour and this recipe uses a secret ingredient.
Once everything is fully dissolved, pour it into a mason jar and let it cool uncovered. Refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.
Once it’s chilled and the party’s started, you can get to making the PSDs. First, you’re going to need some gear, but nothing a good bar should go without.