Pumpkin + orange + ginger? Yes, my friends! These ingredients do come together to make a fun, fresh, colorful and seasonal cocktail!
Let me start by saying I was not, previously, a huge fan of flavored vodkas. However , this may be the dawning of a new era! I received a gift of organic pumpkin vodka, and upon sipping it, thought of ways to combine it. Though I’m sure there are others, this is the one I played with, and liked. And so my friends, I present the Pumpkin-Orange-Ginger Cocktail to you!
As in any recipe, the key with this one is having fresh ingredients on hand. All you need per serving is the following: 1) ginger simple syrup (see my recipe here, but don’t add the lemon juice!), about 1 ounce or to taste. 2) fresh-squeezed orange juice , about 2 ounces. 3) organic—or even better, homemade—pumpkin vodka, about 1 1/2 ounces! Combine all in a shaker with ice, shake, strain, garnish (here I used an orange slice!) and serve!
What should you serve the Pumpkin-Orange-Ginger Cocktail with? Here are some ideas: