The delicious Moscow mule gets a taste of fall with the addition of pumpkin syrup and a pumpkin pie spice-sugar combination.
Even though Halloween has come and gone, we are still in the thick of pumpkin season in my opinion until Thanksgiving. With pumpkin pie being such an iconic Turkey Day dessert, I’m a big believer in overdosing on this seasonal flavor (that I love!) until then.
Moscow mules are one of my favorite cocktails, year round. I especially love making them at home because they don’t require a lot of ingredients, but they look and feel special if you use the quintessential copper mug. The inspiration for this cocktail came after I received a bottle of Torani Pumpkin Pie Flavored Syrup in a gift bag at the World Market store opening blogger event. While it was probably intended for making your own Pumpkin Spice Lattes at home, I couldn’t wait to try it to make my favorite cocktail pumpkin-fied (yes, I just made up that word). All you need is one tablespoon of this syrup in your Moscow mule and some pumpkin pie spice and sugar on the rim of your copper mug. Whether it’s for your Friendsgiving party or to make it through Thanksgiving day, this perfectly pumpkin cocktail will be a new fall favorite!
Your turn… do you keep up with Pumpkin-flavored everything until Thanksgiving?
Makes one cocktail
- 2 ounces of your favorite vodka
- 5 ounces of ginger beer
- 1 tablespoon Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup
- Pumpkin pie spice-sugar for rim (makes enough for several glasses)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
In a small bowl, combine sugar and pumpkin pie spice to create mixture for rim of mug.
Dip copper mug into small bowl of water to wet edge of rim.
Immediately dip mug into pumpkin pie spice-sugar mixture.
Place copper mug to the side and fill with ice.
In another glass, combine vodka, ginger beer and pumpkin pie syrup.
Stir well to combine.
Pour over ice in prepared glass.