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To celebrate the new website, I want to share this great cocktail recipe I received a while ago from the fine folks at Harney Sushi, which I’m reviving for the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Cheers!

Pumpkin Spice Cocktail Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cocktail
Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

Part 1: Pumpkin Puree

  • 1 cup diced pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 3 juniper berries
  • 3 ea allspice berries
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg

Instructions: In a sauce pan combine all ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes, or until very soft, and blend on high until smooth. Set aside and cool.

Part 2: Vanilla Soju

  • 3 ea vanilla beans
  • 1 bottle soju

Instructions: Split the vanilla beans and put the entire beans into the soju bottle. Leave for four days.

Part 3: Creating the Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

  • 3 oz vanilla soju
  • 1 1/2 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1 ea cinnamon stick for garnish
  • Add cool whip to garnish
  • 4 ea micro edible flowers

Instructions: In a shaker combine soju and pumpkin puree and shake with ice, strain into chilled martini glass and float cool whip over the top. Garnish with cinnamon and flowers.


About Rob Marlbrough (@DowntownRob)

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