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Pumpkin Head

Posted in Booze News and Events, Classic Cocktails, What I'm Mixing with tags , , on October 21, 2012 by cocktailvultures

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Pumpkinhead

A seasonal cocktail for our favorite season, this one answers the question: what to do with that bottle of pumpkin schnapps? Just don’t wind up digging in the pumpkin patch at 3:00 a.m.!

To an iced shaker, add:

2 ounces pumpkin schnapps
1 ounce homemade sweet and sour mix *
1 ounce amaretto
1 ounce dark rum (we used Blackwell’s)

Shake vigorously and strain into prepared glass filled with ice; top up with club soda.

To prepare glass, make a dry mixture of sugar and pumpkin pie spices. Wipe rim of large wine or rocks glass with lemon peel and press carefully into sugar mixture.

* Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix:

1 part freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 part freshly-squeezed lime juice
1 part simple syrup **

Mix and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Add a shot of vodka or white rum as a preservative. Keeps for a week or so.

** Simple Syrup

Warm 1 part water on the stove or in the microwave. Add an equal amount of sugar; stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Add a shot of vodka or white rum as a preservative. Keeps for a week or so.

Always drink responsibly; always drink well.

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