|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
When autumn hits and people look for a celebratory seasonal drink, many choose to search for pumpkin martinis. If you're looking for something a little different, try this pumpkin spice cocktail instead. It's an interesting drink and the best part is that you don't need to hunt down a pumpkin liqueur, which can be a challenge. Instead, a simple pumpkin puree is all you need!
The other really nice aspect of this recipe is that it adds ginger. The spice's flavor comes in the form of vodka and is a very nice complement to the taste of fresh pumpkin. The ginger vodka grabs your attention and holds it with the complex flavor, resulting in a pumpkin cocktail you won't forget anytime soon.
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the ginger vodka, lime juice, pumpkin puree, and honey syrup.
Garnish with a long slice of ginger.
Serve and enjoy!
- Ginger vodka is not a very common flavor, so you might not be able to find it at the local liquor store. A few brands offer it, including Belvedere, Hanson of Sonoma, and Yazi, and some craft distilleries do as well.
- If you can't find it, you can always make ginger vodka at home. It's an easy infusion that should take one week, or a little longer depending on your flavor preference.
- Honey syrup (aka honey water) is nothing more than watered-down honey, which makes the sweetener a little easier to mix into cold drinks. The easiest way to make it is to mix equal parts of honey and water until you get an even consistency. You can adjust this to taste; some recipes call for a 3 parts honey to 1 part water.
- Pumpkin puree is easy to make at home. You can also buy it prepared at the store. There is a difference between canned pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling because the filling is sweetened and spiced. Either will work well in this drink.
How Strong Is a Pumpkin Spice Cocktail?
Many flavored vodkas are bottled at just 70 proof rather than vodka's standard of 80 proof. That means this ginger vodka cocktail is likely going to be a little lighter than you might expect. Its alcohol content should fall in the 17 percent ABV (34 proof) range, making it slightly stronger than a glass of wine.