Here’s something spooky for you. Our craft cocktail from Tammy Coxen at Tammy’s Tastings is perfect for Halloween. It includes pumpkin butter! This drink comes from Jessica Gonzalez at Death & Co, a craft cocktail bar in New York City.
Coxen makes it Michigan by using Traverse City Whiskey Company’s bourbon and a local pumpkin butter. The pumpkin butter is up front and the whiskey rounds out the taste. The lemon adds a little brightness, the cream style sherry adds sweet and savory notes, while the bitters... well they bring bitter depth.
1-1/2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz East India Solera Sherry
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1 tsp pumpkin butter
2 dashes angostura bitters
Garnish: cinnamon stick (optional)
Combine all ingredients except garnish in shaker with ice. Shake well
and strain into ice filled rocks glass. Garnish.
(Jessica Gonzalez, Death & Co, NYC)