A friend of mine raved about his "Granny's Pumpkin Eggnog" and asked me to create a cocktail based on her recipe. Because I'm not a huge eggnog fan, I have to honestly say I didn't think this would taste good at all but I'm willing to try anything once so I gave it a go.
Like the Pumpkin Pie Martini I created ages ago, I was pleasantly surprised by this cocktail. I did not use his Granny's eggnog recipe but used a pre-made eggnog instead. I also did not cook and scrape out a pumpkin (even for a good friend that's a lot of work when trying out a new cocktail), I used canned pumpkin puree, but even without his Granny's tender loving care and ridiculous amount of work, this tasted great!
If you're ambitious, go right ahead and make your own eggnog, cut up, cook and puree some fresh pumpkin. Frankly, I'd rather spend my time drinking the martini than slaving away on the fine details.
1 Oz. Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
2 Oz. Prepared Eggnog
1/2 Oz. Heavy Cream or Half & Half
3 Tbsp. Pumpkin Puree
Garnish: Pinch of Fresh Vanilla Seeds, Pumpkin Pie Spice
Tools: Cocktail Shaker
Glass: Cocktail (Martini) or Punch Cup
Chill your glass in the freezer.
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously until well blended.
Pout into the chilled glass, sprinkle on the vanilla seeds, dust with a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice and serve.
Yes, you can make this without the alcohol for a Pumpkin Eggnog Mocktail and yes, you can substitute a nut milk for the cream.
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY