Of all the holidays, I think Halloween is the one I get the least involved in. I can't watch truly scary movies, I am not great at coming up with creative costumes, and (gasp!) I'm not much of a candy eater. While I may not be on board with all of these things, I am on board with seeing my little boy dressed up in his cute dragon costume, carving pumpkins, and enjoying festive cocktails that reflect the festivity of the season.
I stumbled on this cocktail recipe while browsing through Pinterest (are you following me yet?) and I knew it would be delicious. Plus, it uses egg whites which I've been dying to use more in my cocktail recipes. Rather than using the silver tequila as called for in the original recipe, I opted for bourbon. I'm sort of on a bourbon-kick lately and it worked beautifully here.
This is not really an ideal party drink, but it is ideal for quiet evenings that call for something special to toast with. The frothy top is perfect for supporting a healthy sprinkling of pumpkin spice and balances perfectly with the sweet and sour cocktail below. I might be able to make it through a super scary movie with this in my hand...
The Pumpkin Patch
Yield: Makes 1 cocktail
This recipe is adapted from The Daily Meal.
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 1 egg white from a medium-sized egg
- 1 3/4 oz apple cider
- 1 1/2 oz bourbon
- Combine the brown sugar, honey, lime juice and egg white in a cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously until the honey and sugar have dissolved and the egg white is frothy.
- Add the cider and bourbon and stir gently until just combined.
- Pour the cocktail into a chilled snifter or other cocktail glass.