Pumpkins Drinks For The Holidays

It's the holiday season and many of us are considering our menus, revisiting family favorites, or maybe even looking for new things to add to the slew of goodies that will crowd your dinner tables.  If you're anything like me, you're looking for something new to add to the collection of recipes that you already own.

While looking for something new, I came across two drinks that I'm pretty anxious to try.  The first, Pumpkin Eggnog.  For the holiday festivities and those that just aren't into drinking alcoholic beverages.  Eggnog is one of my favorite drinks at Christmastime and having a reason to make and drink it at Thanksgiving is an added bonus!  The other, Pumpkin Spiced Tequila.  This keeps in line with the festivities but of course packs a little punch!  It can also serve as an after-dinner dessert drink.  My family is big on coffee after a meal, so why not serve a coffee with a kick?

Both recipes follow.  I hope you enjoy because I plan to!


Pumpkin Eggnog:

2 cups whole milk
2 cups cream
6 egg yolks
3/4-1 cup pumpkin puree
1/3-1/2 cup maple syrup (preferably grade B)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp vanilla extract
Whipped cream (optional for garnish)
Additional cinnamon/nutmeg (optional for garnish 

Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Blend until very smooth.  Chill into the refrigerator for a few hours to get cold.  Enjoy with whipped cream and cinnamon and nutmeg for garnish if desired.  

Pumpkin Spiced Tequila- Source

Pumpkin Spiced Tequila:
3/4 cup cream
2 Tsp Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
1/4 cup Sauza Blue Tequila
Whipped Cream and cinnamon sticks

In a sauce pan, combine cream with pumpkin syrup, sugar, vanilla, and spices, and coffee, until hot. Divide between two mugs.  Add half of the Sauza Blue Tequila and stir.  Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.  Enjoy!