Blog-Worthy Booze

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As soon as October comes around become a fool for fall marketing and am easily persuaded to buy anything pumpkin.  I was getting wine for a dinner party and walked past Spicebox Pumpkin Spiced whiskey and went for it…  Of course.  I’m a whiskey drinkin’ woman, but this stuff is reallly good, I’m impressed.  I made a Chai tea with 1/2 ounce whiskey and 1/2 ounce Carolans, and also a 3/4 ounce whiskey, 1/4 ounce Carolans on the rocks.  The pumpkin spices come out really nicely in taste and aromatics.

Orange Pumpkin Spice Muddle – from http://therumhowlerblog.wordpress.com/other-spirits/spicebox-pumpkin-spiced-whisky/

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2 oz  Pumpkin Spiced Whisky
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
2 drops Angostura Bitters
Mixture of Crushed Ice and Large Ice Cubes (about 1 cup)
2 Orange Slices (including peel)
Twist of Lemon peel

Muddle an Orange slice in the bottom of a metal cocktail shaker with the bitters, the Pumpkin Spiced Whisky and the simple syrup.
Add a mixture of crushed ice and large ice cubes
Shake all of the ingredients until the sides of the shaker are cold and frosty
Strain into a cocktail glass
Twist a small piece of lemon peel over the Cocktail
Garnish with the second orange slice

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