It seems like pumpkin season comes earlier and earlier each year doesn’t it? When I worked in beer sales in my former life it was pretty amazing how every year Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Ales hit the shelves in early August. Just for reference, it’s still 90 degrees daily in Florida until about mid-September. And by the time October rolls around most of the beer companies have already sold out of their fall stocks. Pretty crazy right? I’ve always done my best to hold off on going pumpkin crazy too early, but we’re pretty much through September and that’s about as far as I can make it. Every time I pass a Starbucks or walk into a donut shop, that pumpkin spice gets me in the mood… to drink. So I went to the liquor cabinet and brought out some of my Fall seasonal heavyweights.
So I went to the liquor cabinet and brought out one of my seasonal heavyweights; Hiram Walker Pumpkin Liqueur, it pretty much stays in rotation for the next few months. I also love the taste of Licor 43 in a lot of drinks this time of year so I brought that out as well. Over the past few months though, we’ve been working with RumChata and found that it’s an easy mix for just about any occasion. Iced coffee for breakfast, boozy milkshakes for a scorching hot summer day, and it’s clearly a no-brainer for some sweet drinks with a bit of Fall spice to them.If you like your drinks Pumpkin-y and strong, then that’s all you’ll need to make this one, but if you want to tame it down a bit, it’s as simple as adding milk. Check out our recipe below and tell us what you think!
RumChata Pumpkin Pie
- 3 Parts RumChata
- 1 Part Pumpkin Liqueur
- 1/2 Part Licor 43
- 1 Part Milk (optional for weaker taste)
- Graham Cracker for garnish (optional)
Instructions: Combine the first 4 ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake. Separately rim a chilled glass with graham cracker crust. Strain your mixture into the glass, and optionally add graham cracker crust on top of the cocktail. Enjoy.
Disclaimer: RumChata sample provided courtesy of the brand, opinions are 100% mine.