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Pumpkin Spice Flip for Fall

Pumpkin Spice Flip for Fall

…add a dash of our pumpkin spice tincture for flavor and health

 It’s fall and that means it’s pumpkin spice everything season, so let’s talk recipes!

This cocktail recipe is a little more advanced than I usually do but fear not: I’m here for you and I’m going to be super thorough with these instructions! You can do this!

First, we’re going to make a pumpkin spice syrup.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup pumpkin purée (make sure it isn’t already spiced)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 star anise
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Add ½ cup of water and brown sugar to a saucepan, heat on low and stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved.

Add the pumpkin purée and the remaining ¼ cup of water. Whisk until the pumpkin purée is integrated into the syrup.

Add the cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and nutmeg. Pro-tip: put all the spices in cheese cloth and tie so that they’re easy to remove. I didn’t have cheese cloth so I used a loose-leaf tea strainer for the cloves, which can be more difficult to remove than the anise and cinnamon.

Remove from heat and allow your syrup to sit and steep until it cools to just above room temperature. Strain out the spices.

All done! You can store this for about a month in a sealed container in the fridge. The sugar will preserve it well, just like simple syrup.

Pumpkin Spice Flip

Add all the ingredients except for nutmeg to a shaker without ice and shake. This is called a dry shake. Shake vigorously for a long time, about a minute. You can add one cube to this step to help yourself time the shake. Once you can’t hear the cube anymore, the dry shake is done. This is a great way to keep tabs on yourself especially as you’re getting started working with eggs and egg whites in cocktails.

Open the shaker and add ice as if it’s a cocktail without an egg in it and you’re shaking for the first time. Shake vigorously again, for a long time, about another minute.

Strain up. If you have a tea strainer it’s nice to double strain a flip. If you don’t, don’t stress about it!

You’re going to get a great foamy head with a nice thick texture. If you don’t, you didn’t shake long or hard enough. Don’t worry, it’s still going to taste good! Just try to shake it longer and with more vigor next time.

Garnish with a dash of nutmeg.

This is going to have all the warm spices you expect from a pumpkin spice cocktail. The egg really gives the cocktail a full-bodied element that will help you gear up for eggnog season just around the corner. And that pumpkin spice tincture is going to give your body some nice cannabidiols to help you sleep and reduce inflammation, even anxiety. Can your average cocktail do that? It sure can’t!

Cheers to pumpkin spice, fall, and a dash of health with your booze!