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Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned

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Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 1
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May we tempt you with a Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned? Whether you’ve been waiting for pumpkin spice season all year or you’re just ready to cozy up to some cooler temperatures, this pumpkin spice cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate fall. It’s absolutely as good as it sounds and gives you the chance to play bartender for an evening; make sure your "patrons" tip! This fall-themed showstopper combines pumpkin spice sugar and caramelized simple syrup to create a bourbon cocktail that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. So, call up your besties, toss on your favorite fall album or movie and whip up a batch (or two) of these pumpkin spice bourbon cocktails!
Updated Aug 30, 2021

Ingredients

Caramelized Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Pumpkin Spice Sugar

  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Old Fashioned

  • Ice
  • 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 oz) Caramelized Simple Syrup (see above)
  • 3 to 4 drops Angostura™ aromatic bitters
  • 1 orange twist

Steps

  • 1
    To make Caramelized Simple Syrup, in 1-quart saucepan, place 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of the water over medium heat. Cook, without stirring, 1 to 3 minutes or until sugar caramelizes. Carefully add remaining water; heat to boiling over high heat. Cook 30 to 60 seconds or until sugar dissolves. Transfer to heatproof storage container; cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour.
  • 2
    To make Pumpkin Spice Sugar, in small bowl, mix 2 teaspoons brown sugar and the pumpkin pie spice.
  • 3
    To make Old Fashioned, place the pumpkin spice sugar on a small plate. Wet the rim of a 10-oz old-fashioned glass. Dip the rim of the glass into the spice mixture. Fill glass with ice. Add bourbon, caramelized simple syrup and bitters; stir. Garnish with orange twist.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For an apple version, use apple pie spice instead of pumpkin pie spice, and garnish with a fresh apple slice.
  • tip 2
    For pretty orange twist, use a bartender’s zester or “channel knife” to remove the peel from the orange.
  • tip 3
    This Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned recipe makes enough pumpkin spice sugar and caramelized simple syrup for 4 servings. The remaining pumpkin spice sugar can be kept for up to a week, covered and stored at room temperature. The remaining caramelized simple syrup can be kept for up to three days if refrigerated.

Nutrition

190 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 14g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
5mg
0%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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