Congratulations to Lauren De Santis from Capital Cooking for fearlessly showing off her bartending and mixology skills during the Spirit of the Festival‘s pre-event mixer hosted by Capitol Dish.
The exclusive meet-and-greet provided Capitol Dish guests a chance to sample the winning cocktails from this year’s contest, including Lauren’s Pumpkin Pie Shooter. Inspired by Lauren’s Pumpkin Pie Martini, this festive creation makes for a fabulous start to any holiday celebration or friendly gathering. Cheers!
Try it at home with Lauren’s recipe:
2 parts 360 Vodka (vanilla or original)
1 part pumpkin pie simple syrup (recipe below)
1/2 part cream
Garnish: graham cracker crumbs, whipped cream and dash of cinnamon
Pour the first 3 ingredients into a shaker full of ice. Strain into shot glasses. Top with garnishes. One, two, three, shoot. Yum!
Pumpkin Pie Simple Syrup
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon whole cloves
Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and then remove from heat. Add other ingredients and cool. Store in a clear glass bottle or jar with a tight fitting lid in the refrigerator. Stir and strain before serving.