Well I’ve been on quite the pumpkin kick recently, wouldn’t you agree? First the crostata. Then the whoopie pies. And now this Pumpkin and Apple Cider Fizz. It seems like each fall I develop an obsession for a different seasonal fruit or vegetable. Last year was figs. The year before, root vegetables (particularly parsnips). Do you ever find yourself doing the same thing? This year, I can partially attribute my pumpkin obsession to a pantry full of organic pumpkin puree. I stocked up a month ago thinking there would be some sort of pumpkin shortage this year. I’m thinking the shortage never really happened because I’ve seen plenty of pumpkins (whole and canned) around.
This Pumpkin and Apple Cider Fizz is a seasonal blend of pumpkin puree, vanilla vodka, cider and ginger beer. The cocktail tastes very similar to pumpkin pie; however, it’s not overly sweet. The ginger beer lends a bit of a bite to the drink and counters the heft of the pumpkin puree, resulting in a very enjoyable mouthfeel. A perfect cocktail to enjoy before Thanksgiving dinner! Continue reading for the recipe.