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Featured Cocktail :: Pumpkin Pie Shooters

In Spirit Of The Festival on December 9, 2010 at 7:31 pm

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.

Capital Cooking's Lauren, with her Pumpkin Pie Shooter (photo: Emily Clack)

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!


Spirit of the Festival's pre-event mixer, sponsored by the Capitol Dish (photo: Emily Clack)

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
Dash nutmeg
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.


Festival Images

In Uncategorized on December 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm

All photos :: Emily Clack Photography

A Spirited Pre-Festival Tour

In Spirit Of The Festival on November 22, 2010 at 11:06 pm

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Above, images from our pre-festival tour.

Photos: Emily Clack Photography

We recently stopped by each of our festival restaurants to see what the chef and mixologist teams were cooking up. The results? Pure deliciousness!

A sneak peek at the slide show yields a tempting preview of the creative cocktails, spirit-infused dishes and culinary delights you’ll experience at this year’s Spirit of the Festival. Tickets >