Friday, November 9, 2012

Thinking of Drinking: Harvest Pumpkin Cocktail

Vinoteca has an amazing new fall menu.  Not only is the food fantastic, but mixologist, Horus Alvarez, has out done himself with his fall cocktail list.  His Harvest Pumpkin Cocktail will complement your Thanksgiving menu perfectly.  Give it a try or stop into Vinoteca to taste Horus' original.

  From Vinoteca mixologist Horus Alvarez

1 ½ oz. Pumpkin-infused vodka (I tried it with General John Stark Vodka.)
½ oz. Domaine de Canton ginger liquor                    
1 oz. Pumpkin Candy puree*                                                                                                                                              
¼ oz. Allspice syrup**
2 dashes of whiskey barrel-aged bitters
Served up, garnish with candied-pumpkin 

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake hard and double strain into a coupe, garnish with candied-pumpkin.

*Pumpkin puree: Chop pumpkin in large pieces, cook at a low temperature with brown sugar, cinnamon, all spice, star anise, cloves. Cook for a few hours adding water and some brandy at the end. Let it cool, and puree the pumpkin with some of the same sauce left from the previous batch.

**The allspice syrup is the sauce left from the pumpkin cooking.

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