Pumpkin season is my jam. I love all the pumpkin breads, and cookies and pies and desserts. I spend most of the year waiting until it’s appropriate to make all of the things on my “Things Made With Pumpkin” Pinterest board. It’s a sickness.
So, I knew I wanted to try a pumpkin cocktail. I knew I wanted to use real pumpkin as opposed to syrup. And I knew I wanted it to be thick and delicious. My good friend Heidi tasted bad cocktail after bad cocktail with me. Really y’all, they were terrible. I tried really hard to use your basic pumpkin puree… healthy, delicious. But it just wasn’t cutting it. Pumpkin Pie Filling to the rescue. I’m sure there’s more sugar in it than I would have had to add to the pumpkin puree, but what you don’t know won’t hurt you, yeah?
Seriously, this is so good, I even made it for breakfast today. Despite the name of this blog, on a Friday at 9 am, I’m not really craving whiskey. So, I replaced it with a banana and it was heaven. Maybe I’ll make a second one for lunch
1 part whiskey
1 part milk
1.5 part pumpkin pie filling (I used Libbys)
Cinnamon Stick, Pumpkin Pie Spice or Nutmeg for garnish
Add ice, whiskey, milk & pumpkin pie filling to blender. Blend on high for one minute, or until ice is broken down. Pour into glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick, pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg. Enjoy!