Pumpkin Pimm's


2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
1 ounce gin (as always, we recommend Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin)
3 ounces pumpkin juice (recipe: http://goodbooze.wordpress.com/tasty-mixers/pumpkin-juice/)
small teaspoon of mashed pumpkin (reserved from juice recipe)
toasted salted pumpkin seeds for garnish (optional but worth it)


Place first four ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass. Top with pumpkin seeds and enjoy.


Happy Halloween, Boo-zers! You knew we wouldn't forget. Actually, we started thinking about this Halloween cocktail long ago, when we resurrected our summertime favorite, Pimm's No. 1, for the Pear & Pimm's. We may have even started thinking about it many moons before that when we visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and finally got our hands on a bottle of pumpkin juice. The empty bottle sat on our kitchen counter for months, mocking us with delicious memories.

There are many recipes for pumpkin juice out there in the world of J.K. Rowling worshippers, and they are all pretty good, but we wanted something a little less sweet so that our Pumpkin Pimm's would taste like a proper cocktail. Roasting a fresh sugar pumpkin (that's the smallish variety that weigh just a few pounds, typically used for pies, not the big ones that are carved into jack-o-lanterns) did the trick, giving a slight smokiness to our housemade pumpkin juice.

Merlin's Beard, that's a good drink! Careful not to splinch yourself on the way home from that Hallowe'en Feast.


One delicious cocktail


Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:58am


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