It’s FRIDAYYYYYYYY! I’ve never been so happy for the end of the week to arrive, you guys. Mostly because, I couldn’t wait to share today’s cocktail. This Pumpkin-Spiced White Russian is the perfect fall cocktail for a lot of reasons!
Mainly, it fills the basic fall need for something pumpkin flavored. But it isn’t too pumpkin-y. It’s basically dessert in a drink. It’s great for homegating/tailgating, when you don’t want beer (ehhh, fills me up, which leaves less room for tailgate food. Food > Beer).
It’s also an easy fall cocktail guests can assemble themselves. Which, I am all about. I love hosting events at Casa de Crews, but I’m not a fan of playing bartender all night, and missing out on the actual fun. My friends and I have a monthly book club meetup, and *this* drink will definitely be on the menu. *This post is sponsored by Ravenscroft Crystal. As always, all opinions are my own.
I can set out everything, and each girl can make their own Pumpkin Spiced White Russians. If you’re setting up a bar, you can chill your vodka beforehand, and transfer into a vodka decanter for presentation. These old-fashioned glasses are the perfect size for sipping, too.
This cocktail is also great for the holidays. Again, dessert in a glass. It’s perfect for appetizers before the main event, or after a feast, when you’re craving pumpkin, but don’t have room for pie. Or maybe you have both – you do you, I’m not judging.
Since this is a sweeter cocktail, I suggest making large ice cubes for your Pumpkin-Spiced White Russians. The ice will melt slower, which means your cocktail won’t get watered down. That’s why I suggest chilling your vodka an hour before serving.
So what makes this White Russian a Pumpkin-Spiced cocktail? Honestly, just a generous dash of actual pumpkin spice. You could also opt to use pumpkin flavored creamer, but I just used heavy cream like the traditional recipe calls for. You could also use cow’s milk, almond or cashew milk, etc. I like to slowly pour in the cream and let everyone stir their own drink when ready to sip; the layers of white and dark, are nice for presentation. But definitely make sure to swirl together with a straw, or spoon before sipping, otherwise it will taste sweet AF, and then bitter.
Happy Weekend, friends!
Items used to make this drink:
- Copper Jigger
- Copper measuring spoon for spice
- Large Ice Cube Tray
- Vodka Decanter
- Old Fashioned Drink Glasses
- 2 parts KAHLÚA
- 1 part VODKA
- 1 part HEAVY CREAM
- ¼ tsp PUMPKIN PIE SPICE
- Fill a glass with one large ice cube, or several small. Add Kahlúa and vodka, finish up with a cream layer. Top with pumpkin pie spice. Stir together before sipping!