#FridayCocktail: Jack-O-Lantern Old Fashioned
Carving a pumpkin with the kids this weekend? Don’t toss those eye, nose and mouth cut-outs…get your drink on! Celebrate autumn and the Halloween season with this delicious version of an Old Fashioned. If you’re planning a party, dec your home out with jack-o-lanterns and serve this as your signature cocktail. Happy haunting…
1 ½ ounces of bourbon whiskey
½ ounce of Grand Marnier
1 ounce of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of pumpkin purée (see below)
Orange peel twist, for garnish
Peel your leftover pumpkin parts.
Cut your peeled pumpkin into small pieces and add to a pot of slightly salted boiling water.
Boil for 25 minutes , drain and let cool.
Purée in a food processor or blender (freeze any unused portion in ice cube trays or any small freezer -safe container).
Combine pumpkin purée, bourbon, Grand Marnier and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
Garnish with orange twist.