Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned

October 26 is Official Pumpkin Day.

The symbol of Autumn, the pumpkin is a cultivar of winter squash  that is round with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and is most often deep yellow to orange in coloration.

Native to North America, northeastern Mexico and southern USA,  pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7,000 to 5,500 BC.

In 2019, China accounted for 37% of the world’s production of pumpkins.

Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses for cooking. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers. In the United States and Canada, pumpkin is a popular Hallowe’en and Thanksgiving staple.

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This is a very simple two-part cocktail that makes a nice after dinner or all evening sipper.


What you need

3/4 oz Bourbon
1 1/2 oz Baileys Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
2 dashes Angustora bitters

What you do

Pre-chill the glass.
Combine liquids with ice into serving glass
Gently stir until well chilled.

Garnish: None
Serve: Old Fashioned glass
Style: Sipper
Taste: Sweet cream

Patrick (Paddy) Moore

Patrick (Paddy) Moore is the author of the series Quarantinis, Eh? featuring cocktails that commemorate the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021.

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