It’s a party. Of somewhat epic proportions. And you’re all invited.
I’m talking about a virtual party of course. One that is dedicated entirely to everyone’s favorite Fall food: pumpkin.
Well, it’s not my favorite Fall food. But that’s OK. I’m still down to celebrate. I’d never pass up a rocking party. Especially when there is so much deliciousness involved.
This #virtualpumpkinparty is the brainchild of my friend Sara from Cake Over Steak. Who consequently is coming to visit me this weekend so we can drink ALL THE bourbons together!!! Yeah!
Sara has organized an impressive list of food bloggers to “attend” her party. Like 70 of us. And we’ve all brought our A-game with some fantastic savory and sweet pumpkin recipes. You can find the links to all the other bloggers recipes on Sara’s site HERE, so make sure to set aside a few hours (no joke) of your day and check them all out. You’ll have enough pumpkin recipes to last you a lifetime.
Since no party is complete without a house cocktail, I knew I wanted to mix up a celebratory libation for this event. Pumpkin beer was an obvious ingredient choice. But I wanted to create even more of a pumpkiny flavor for my cocktail. So I added in a little bit of pumpkin purée as well. Once shaken with the other ingredients, the pumpkin purée blends nicely, resulting in a smooth drink with just the perfect punch of pumpkin (say that 3 times fast!).
Side note: don’t put beer in your shaker and then shake it. I had a serious lapse in judgment and I did this, blowing the top off the shaker and nearly missing my left eyeball. Be smarter than me!!!
Oh and will you just LOOK at the color of this cocktail! I can’t get over it. I am totally smitten with all things orange.
My Pumpkin Beertail with Tequila and Spiced Rum is perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, football watching or even just kicking back and relaxing after a marathon leaf raking session. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of occasions to mix up one of these beertails this season!