Pumpkin flavor anything has taken over the world and it has finally infiltrated The Bourbon Flight. I was a bit weary of adding anything to my Old Fashioned, but it’s Fall and I am weak.

So here I go, jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon.

  • 2.0 oz Kentucky Bourbon
  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 tsp of Vanilla
  • 1 Dash of Angostura Bitters
  1. Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and top with ice.
  2. Shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a lowball glass.
  4. Garnish with rosemary and an orange peel.

We may call this an Old Fashioned, but that’s like calling Thoroughbred a nag. The pumpkin puree was off-putting because of the texture. It was gritty. After getting past the texture, the cocktail wasn’t half bad. Pumpkin lovers will enjoy the concoction, but Old Fashioned enthusiasts beware: It is not your dad’s drink.

I give it 3/5 Barrels 

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