Make Pumpkin Liqueur

18 Oct

We’re heading to a cabin in North Carolina at the end of the month to spend a weekend with some dear friends. I am so in need of a relaxing weekend and have spent the past few days daydreaming about big meals, delicious cocktails, spring fed hot tubs and fabulous friends.  Seeing as it will be Halloween weekend, I thought I’d trying making a pumpkin liqueur.  I just finished it and I must say it’s pretty darn good.  It’s smoky and rich and cinnamony and tastes just like fall.

Pumpkin Liqueur

  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves
  • 1/4 cup allspice berries
  • 2 vanilla pods (insides scraped)
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups roasted pumpkin, cut into 1″ chunks
  • 2 cups dark rum
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water

Step One:  Add first five ingredients (through ginger) to a jug.

Step two: Add rum, orange liqueur and cooled roasted pumpkin.  Using a muddler or a large spoon, smash the pumpkin and liquid until you have a nice soupy consistency.

Step three: Let your mixture sit for 1 week. Then, use a fine mesh strainer to strain all solids.

Step four: Make a simple syrup from equal parts brown sugar and water and add it to liqueur to taste.  Fin.

For more recipes like this one, check out the Domesticity page.

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