Pumpkin-Pie Mimosa

fullsizeoutput_3640.jpegAre you looking for a festive cocktail to imbibe on while you fry that Thanksgiving turkey?  Or, to enjoy with your Thanksgiving guests while you are finalizing the Thanksgiving lunch details?

Well, have I got one for you? Try this “Pumpkin Pie Mimosa” for you and your friends and family!!

fullsizeoutput_3631.jpegAll you need is granulated sugar, honey, canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, a pinch of salt….fullsizeoutput_3632.jpeg….and a few more spices!fullsizeoutput_3633.jpegIn a saucepan, dissolve 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup honey and 1 cup of water.  When dissolved, turn off heat and add 1/4 cup pumpkin, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/4 tsp. ground allspice,  and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves.  Mix well and let cool.

fullsizeoutput_3636.jpegTo serve, fill glasses with pumpkin pie mixture about 1/3 full.fullsizeoutput_3637.jpegTop off with champagne.fullsizeoutput_3638.jpegfullsizeoutput_3639.jpegFor garnish, cut wedges out of a mini pumpkin.  Cut a small slit in the wedge and place on rim of glass.fullsizeoutput_3634.jpegfullsizeoutput_3635.jpegfullsizeoutput_363e.jpegfullsizeoutput_363d.jpegEnjoy!

Recipe:

(makes approx. 8-10 drinks)

1 bottle of champagne

1/4 cup canned pumpkin

1/4 cup honey

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 cup of water

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground allspice

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

a pinch of salt

1 mini pumpkin for garnish

In a saucepan, dissolve water, sugar and honey.  Turn heat off and add pumpkin, salt and spices.  Mix well and let cool.

Pour pumpkin pie mixture into champagne glass about a third of the way.  Top with champagne.

Garnish with a mini pumpkin wedge.

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Cheers!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

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P.S.  Due to the bad weather and me feeling under the weather, this week’s third post will  be later this week!  Have a great week!!!

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