Two Fun and Tasty Pumpkin Spice Cocktails Inspired by Sugarlands Moonshine for Fall Fun!
(sample of moonshine sent by Sugarlands Distillery)
Sweltering summer heat is gone and fall has arrived. Trade the summer cocktails by the pool or beach for two cool cocktails infused with …wait for it…..Pumpkin Spice Moonshine! That’s right! Our good moonshine-making friends at Sugarlands Distilling Co. in Gatlinburg, TN have created a very, very unique way to get your Pumpkin Spice fall fix.
You can add a splash or two of Sugarlands Shine 40 proof Pumpkin Spice Moonshine the ever-popular PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte, you know which one I’m talking about) to enhance the flavor and enjoyment or you can just have fun with these two cocktails.
Really, it’s one cocktail and one very grown up milk shake.
Campfire Pumpkin Spice Moonshine Martini
My daughter and I had so much fun creating, photographing (and drinking) our cocktails and now we happy to share them with you.
We created the Pumpkin Spice Campfire Cocktail because we both love the flavors of the fall, especially sitting around a campfire, or in our case, a warm fire pit with a cozy cocktail in hand.
For one cocktail:
1/4 cup (plus a splash more) half and half
2-3T Sugarlands Shine 40 proof Pumpkin Spice Moonshine
2T Marshmallow-flavored Vodka
Dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice
2t of canned pumpkin puree, for each martini
3 large marshmallows, skewered
On a small plate, Demerara sugar mixed with a few dashes of Pumpkin Pie Spice for dipping glasses
Moisten the edge of the martini glass with moonshine and turn it upside down and dip rim into sugar mixture until it’s coated.
In a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes, half and half, moonshine, marshmallow vodka, and a dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice and shake vigorously. Taste and adjust for flavors by adding more ingredients, to your taste.
Pour into the sugar rimmed martini glass.
Light the marshmallows with a lighter or fire from the campfire and quickly blow out so you don’t burn up the marshmallows.
Serve the cocktail with the marshmallow garnish.
**Double the ingredients for two cocktails
***Note: We believe the pumpkin puree enhances the texture and flavor of this cocktail and recommend using it. Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen to use for desserts or more cocktails in the future.
Pumpkin Spice Moonshine Milkshake
Here’s one milkshake just for the adults that will most likely bring out the kid in all of us! It’s not too cold yet to enjoy a cool and creamy ice cream milk shake with caramel and the most delicious moonshine ever.
For 2 shakes:
1/4 + 1T of Sugarlands Shine 40 proof Pumpkin Spice Moonshine
3T Pumpkin puree
1 pint great quality vanilla ice cream
1/2t pumpkin pie spice
3T half and half or milk
Caramel topping that comes in a squeeze bottle 1 sheet of graham crackers, crushed
Whipped cream, for garnishing
Moisten the rim of the glass with a bit of moonshine and dip rim into the crushed graham crackers
Drizzle the inside of the glass with the caramel, swirling it around making a pretty pattern up and down
In a blender, add the first five ingredients and blend on high speed until all ingredients are combined.
Pour immediately into the rimmed glass with the caramel.
Top with whipped cream and a dash of spice, if desired.