The Fall Cocktail: Pumpkin Spiked Coffee

Senior Rosemary Kramer claims each of the top-10 all-time highest air rifle scores and seven of the top-10 highest aggregate scores in school history at Georgia Southern.

Senior Rosemary Kramer claims each of the top-10 all-time highest air rifle scores and seven of the top-10 highest aggregate scores in school history at Georgia Southern.

Michelle Pratt

It’s that time of year again when the weather gets colder and the ‘basic white girls’ swarm to Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte. But what would fall be without a cocktail that will get everyone wanting to turn into the ultimate pumpkin spice lover?
The pumpkin spiked coffee cocktail is the perfect mixture between a hot cup of coffee with a little kick that is getting a lot of people interested in how good it tastes.

“I really don’t care for pumpkin flavored things, but I would definitely try this cocktail just to see how it tastes,” Carley Bragg, junior logistics major said.

Although pumpkin spice drinks sound more like the drink choice of a girl, it doesn’t mean that men can’t like it as well.

“When I first hear the words ‘pumpkin spice cocktail’ I think of a girl liking it, but I would try it too,” Ryan Carroll, sophomore history major said.

No matter who you are, this ultimate fall cocktail will make you want to cuddle up next to a bonfire and sip all night on this warm drink. If you don’t believe us, try it yourself with this easy recipe from yummly.com.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4 ounces pumpkin pie cream liqueur (more or less, to taste)
2 cups strong, hot black coffee

Garnishes (optional):

1/4 cup thick white frosting or marshmallow creme, for rims
1/4 cup small orange sprinkle decors or jimmies, for rims
2 long cinnamon sticks

Directions:

  • Place frosting or marshmallow creme on a small plate and spread into a circle just larger than the rim of your mugs. Place sprinkles or jimmies on another small plate. Invert first mug and dip rim into frosting or marshmallow creme to create a thick “glue”. Then dip rim into sprinkles. Repeat with second mug. Set mugs aside.
  • Combine softened butter, dark brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Mix until well combined. Place 2 tablespoons of this mixture into each mug. Add 2 ounces of pumpkin pie liqueur to each mug and stir to dissolve the brown sugar mixture.
  • Add 1 cup of hot coffee to each mug and stir. Add a cinnamon stir-stick and serve immediately.

Get ready for chilly weather and Halloween fun this fall with a taste of the number one pumpkin cocktail.
(Editor’s note: You must be 21 years or older to enjoy this recipe. If you’re under 21, try substituting the liqueur with nutmeg for an equally delicious drink.)