Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail Recipe with Bourbon

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Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail Recipe with Bourbon

Recipe for a Fall Bourbon Cocktail

I Drank This Post and Giggled All Afternoon!

There’s 24…count them TWENTY FOUR Musquee de Provence pumpkins on the barn front porch. If you have never eaten these heirloom wonders, you have missed a treat! I was pondering what I was going to do with all that pumpkin. Each deeply lobed orb of goodness yields about 12 quarts of puree.

This dandy of a bourbon cocktail uses a mere 1 ounce of pumpkin puree. Now I am not talking that canned puree you feel obligated to buy come Thanksgiving – nope.

Henry the barn cat guarding the pumpkins

I am talking about fresh pumpkin puree; specifically Musquee do Provence pumpkin puree. If you did not grow them this year try them next spring. Not a farmer? Check your local farmers market. Heirloom pumpkins are very popular.

The Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail recipe I found did not quit work for me. For one thing, the bourbon selection recommended. If you follow this blog, you know I love bourbon….all kinds of bourbon and from a variety of companies. Do not torture yourself with taste pairings and research for this recipe. Citrus equals   Woodford Reserve. I found this out the hard way agonizing over a Brown Derby Cocktail Recipe.

Somehow after seeing chef Jeremy Ashby’s presentation of a Bluegrass Sunrise with a drizzle of grenadine around the top of the martini glass a plain orange twist garnish did not seem to live up to the playfulness of the moniker “Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail”. I strung some sorghum across the rim…it was the right thing to do! Giggles

If a girl’s going to swill, she wants to have fun. I drank this cocktail while I was working on a slew of pumpkin recipes that will be pouring forth from this blog in the coming weeks. I liked it. I liked it so much I giggled….and wondered just how many cocktails it would take to use up 24 Musquee de Provence pumpkins. LOL

I hope you enjoy!

Post Script: I like this cocktail just as presented, but it has been suggested a rimming of Pumpkin Crackers Recipe for Sweet Dessert Crusts adds even more impact to the presentation perfect for your fall holiday entertaining.

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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.