Pumpkin Spice Manhattan

How can you go wrong with combing the flavors of Pumpkin Spice and Bourbon, you can’t! I just made this new Manhattan recipe which will be your go to cocktail this Autumn. Make a big batch of the Pumpkin Spice Syrup and you will be able to enjoy this cocktail with your friends this weekend. 

Pumpkin Spice Manhattan Kevin doesn’t enjoy Bourbon but I think even he will love this cocktail, it’s sweet, spicy and delicious! 

The little decorative pumpkin in the photo is just one of many I grew this year. These are probably the easiest pumpkins to grow. If you have room for a pumpkin patch I would highly recommend next year to grow your own little pumpkins, I probably have well over 20 to harvest! 

how good is that

Pumpkin Spice Manhattan
Serves 1
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Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  1. 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  2. 3 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  3. 3/4 cup water
  4. 1 cup white sugar
Cocktail
  1. 2 ounces bourbon
  2. 3 dashes orange bitters
  3. 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  4. 1/2 ounce pumpkin spice syrup
  5. orange wedge for garnish (optional)
For Syrup
  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and over medium low heat whisk until sugar and pumpkin are dissolved. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Pour thru a strainer (I lined the strainer in cheesecloth to make for a thinner syrup). You can keep this syrup in the fridge for a few weeks.
To make the Cocktail
  1. In a shaker filled with ice combine ingredients and shake until chilled. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with optional orange wedge (I love to combine Orange with Pumpkin, sadly I was out of Oranges when I made the cocktail for the photos).
Shaun Myrick http://www.shaunmyrick.com/

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