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.
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
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
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.)