Pumpkin It Up

by Feb 15, 2024Recipes, South Brunswick

Fall flavors meet the Moscow Mule in this seasonal cocktail.

There is nothing better than a cocktail to remind us of the bright, fresh flavors of the season. Cranberry, pecan and pumpkin are all winter flavors that are used to enhance our cooking and baking. So, why not include them in your favorite festive drinks?

A Moscow Mule standardly consists of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. Pumpkin vodka shines through as the star in this drink, along with a supporting cast of pumpkin puree and spices. This is a drink that is easy to make and even easier to savor.

Several distilleries make pumpkin vodka, which is the main ingredient in this tasty concoction. Pinnacle and Smirnoff are just two that offer pumpkin vodka throughout the fall and winter months for use in a variety of cozy cocktails.

Blending the pumpkin vodka with pumpkin puree, ginger beer and warm spices like nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and ginger gives the drink a rich and slightly spicy taste. Adding fresh lime juice to each mug adds a bright, effervescent note.

A Moscow Mule is typically served in a copper mug. The copper keeps your cocktail colder for longer, enhancing the flavor of the vodka. I always put my copper mugs in the freezer the day before I use them so they stay as cold as possible.

Whether you are just relaxing after dinner or you have invited guests for a holiday celebration, this seasonal blend fits the bill. These cocktails are tasty enough to replace that piece of pie or slice of cake after a big meal. Cheers to making a Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule!

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Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule
Fall flavors meet the Moscow Mule in this seasonal cocktail.
Pumpkin Moscow Mule
Course Drink
Cuisine cocktail
Keyword pumpkin, vodka
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
Course Drink
Cuisine cocktail
Keyword pumpkin, vodka
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
Pumpkin Moscow Mule
Instructions
  1. Mix the vodka, pumpkin puree, spices and lime juice in a small pitcher. Divide the mixture by pouring it evenly into two copper mugs filled with ice.
  2. Top each mug with half of the ginger beer and stir gently. Garnish each drink with a cinnamon stick.