Fall Bourbon Cocktail

What better way to celebrate the beginning of fall and the end of Bourbon Appreciation Month than an after work cocktail.  The crisp fall whether has me craving a cozy after work drink and this Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail from Garden & Gun fits the bill.  Combining my favorite bourbon and a pumpkin reduction, this drink is everything-I-love-about-fall in a rocks glass.

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Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz. Bulleit Bourbon
1 oz. pumpkin reduction (see recipe below)
1 dash of celery bitters (Hamrick recommends Bitter Truth or you can also substitute Angostura)

Preparation:
Pour bourbon, pumpkin reduction, and bitters into a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir generously. Strain into an old-fashioned glass with one large ice cube.

Pumpkin Reduction
Ingredients:
1 ½ quarts chopped Cinderella pumpkin
2 quarts water
3 cups sugar
10 cloves
7 whole allspice
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole star anise

Preparation:
Scoop out the pumpkin seeds and pulp, then peel and chop the pumpkin flesh into small one-inch cubes. Add all ingredients in a non-reactive pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes until reduced. Strain the mixture into a clean bowl and place in an ice bath to cool.

 

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Fall Bourbon Cocktail

  1. Nicole September 28, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    I was just about to post a comment that you guys have not been regularly posting, and then you give us this….AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF! Excited to try it as soon as possible.

    • House of Marbury September 28, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

      Thanks, Nicole! Let us know what you think! We’ve been having some technical issues on our side but we’re back!

      • Anonymous September 29, 2016 at 5:26 am #

        SO good! I would halve the reduction recipe, tough. My new favorite fall cocktail!

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