Pumpkin Paradise

by Mar 1, 2022North Brunswick, Recipes

Jazz up your pumpkin latte with the addition of RumChata.

I don’t consider myself basic, but I love a nice hot cup of pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, especially on a cold day. I don’t purchase them often; typically, I will splurge for a special occasion or while on vacation.

Recently my family took a trip to Asheville, and we rented an Airbnb that was right downtown where we could walk to everything.

It was technically the basement of the hosts’ residence, and it had hand-painted stepping stones leading around to the back of the home, which guided us to our own entrance. Upon opening the old green door, the small but funky area offered one bedroom, one bath and a kitchenette with a den and a fireplace. It was exactly what you would expect from an Asheville Airbnb.

We, like many vacationers on a budget, brought our own food, snacks, alcohol and coffee. I am one of those who never leaves home without coffee. The cupboards had lots of spices and mixers and staple items. To my surprise, however, there was not a coffee maker; there was only a French press.

I found sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in the cupboard and decided I could make a boozy pumpkin spice latte after we put our son to bed. It was the first time I had ever used a French press, and it made the most excellent cup of coffee — I was super surprised. The coffee was so good I have since purchased my own French press.

With the addition of a few of the ingredients I found in the Airbnb and alcohol we brought from home, this was a nice treat. We snuggled on the sofa in front of the fire, watched a movie and enjoyed our mug of pumpkin paradise.

Print Recipe
Boozy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Jazz up your pumpkin latte with the addition of RumChata.
Spirit Pumpkin Spice Late
Course Dessert, Drink
Cuisine cocktail, Dessert
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
Course Dessert, Drink
Cuisine cocktail, Dessert
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
Spirit Pumpkin Spice Late
Instructions
  1. Pour hot coffee into two mugs.
  2. Stir in sugar and cinnamon, half in each cup, until dissolved.
  3. Add the half the milk, RumChata and vodka to each and stir to combine.
  4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.
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