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Feeling like Fall: The Pumpkin Monk Cocktail

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Now that November is here, we can set our sights on the next holiday: Thanksgiving. It will honestly be here before we know it. This month on the blog, I’ve decided to do a series: Everything but the Turkey. I’ve rounded-up a few of my favorite recipes and entertaining tips for one of my favorite events of the season.

Using these recipes and entertaining ideas, you’ll be armed with everything you need to throw a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner – minus the bird of course. But don’t worry, I’ve got a great recipe for that too. I wouldn’t leave you stranded.

Today, I’m kicking it off with a fabulous cocktail, the pumpkin monk.

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I have always loved Frangelico; it is a hazelnut liqueur that is traditionally served as an after dinner digestivo. There is a legend that Frangelico was made by Friars in the Piedmont region of Italy where hazelnuts are abundant, it has a beautiful, nutty flavor profile.

Every year I try to come up with our signature Thanksgiving cocktail, and this one is a palette pleaser and crowd favorite. It’s not too sweet because the citrus notes take care of the sweetness. Plus it has a lovely mouth feel.

Grab a coupe and enjoy the flavors of the season.

xx Annette

The Pumpkin Monk

You will need:

– 1 oz. Frangelico
– 1 oz. Appleton Reserve Rum
– ¾ oz. lemon juice
– ½ oz. pumpkin spice syrup

To prepare:
Shake all ingredients and either pour over ice in a rocks glass or serve up in a coupe. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

*Optional Note: run it through a strainer before adding the cinnamon stick and serving.

For the Pumpkin Spice Syrup
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this makes 1 cup which is 16 servings

You will need:
– 4 teaspoons cinnamon
– 2 teaspoons ginger
– 1 teaspoon nutmeg
– 1 teaspoon allspice
– 1 cup water
– 1 cup sugar

To prepare:
Place in a pot, then bring to a boil and reduce about 10 minutes, set aside to cool.

Photo Credit: Dane Sponberg

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Holiday Punch: the Perfect cocktail for the season

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This is a wonderful, easy, and delicious cocktail with one of my faves, Frangelico. The best part is that you can make a large batch of this holiday punch and have guests serve themselves. I love this cocktail served in a coupe. Happy Holidays! xx

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Holiday Punch

You will need:

2 parts Frangelico
2 parts SKYY Infusions® Coastal Cranberry
3 parts Pomegranate Juice
1 parts lime juice
1/2 parts orange juice
1/4 parts honey syrup (honey syrup recipe – 1:1 water and honey boiled and reduced).

To prepare:

Mix all ingredients together in a large serving bowl or pitcher. Ladle punch into ice filled glasses. Garnish with clove stuffed orange slices, or simply with a rosemary sprig (I love making a little rosemary wreath; the punch’s red color is gorgeous with this “evergreen” garnish).

Note: Part = Quart

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photo credit: Dane Sponberg

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The Frangelico Pumpkin Monk, The Fall Cocktail

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I seriously think I wait around for fall to come, so I can enjoy this gorgeous drink, the pumpkin monk cocktail. Not only do I love pumpkin, but the subtle note of hazelnut in the Frangelico is the perfect compliment to the smoky pumpkin flavor of this cocktail.

Fall is the perfect time to break out the Frangelico. Once you try this drink, it will become your favorite too. And like me, you will wait for it to be fall again. Ring in the season with this drink…

The Pumpkin Monk Cocktail

You will need:
– 1 oz. Frangelico
– 1 oz. Appleton Reserve Rum
– ¾ oz. lemon juice
– ½ oz. pumpkin spice syrup

To prepare:
Shake all ingredients and either pour over ice in a rocks glass or serve up in a coupe. *Optional: run it through a strainer. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe
(this makes 1 cup which is 16 servings)

You will need:
– 4 teaspoons cinnamon
– 2 teaspoons ginger
– 1 teaspoon nutmeg
– 1 teaspoon allspice
– 1 cup water
– 1 cup sugar

To prepare:
Place in a pot, then bring to a boil and reduce about 10 minutes, set aside to cool.

Photo Credit: Dane Sponberg

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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Cocktail of the Month :: The Warm Old Fashioned

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Some of you might remember my cocktail of the week from about 4 years ago.

Well it’s back, but this time around it is the cocktail of the month. Every 3rd Thursday, there will be a tasty cocktail for you to try over the weekend. I missed all the fun concoctions and libations.

Since it’s winter, first cocktail up is the Warm Old Fashioned. I tasted the cold version of this drink at my Frangelico Le Bella Vita party last November. I thought “Hey, why not warm it up?” So I did and you should too. Sipping this by the fire on a blustery night? Yes, please.

I love caramel color liquors in the wintertime, and I love the core warming effect of this Warm Old Fashioned. The Frangelico gives this Old Fashioned a sweet nutty flavor, and with a flamed orange peel as garnish, it’s pretty perfect.

The Warm Old Fashioned
Serves 2

You will need:

– 2 oz. of Frangelico
– 2 oz. of Wild Turkey Bourbon
– 1/2 oz. of Triple Sec
– 8 dashes of Angostura Bitters
– Flamed Orange Peel

To prepare:

In a small sauce pan, combine and warm all ingredients on low for 2 minutes.
Divide and pour into 2 highball glasses and garnish with flamed orange peel.
Serve warm.

Cheers and stay warm y’all.

xx, Annette

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The Perfect Holiday Punch with a Nutty Twist

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For a lovely holiday punch, make this beautiful cocktail infused with the nutty flavor of Frangelico. I made this for my holiday party recently, and it was the biggest hit. Everyone enjoyed the refreshing flavor, and the color of the punch is so incredibly festive. The best thing about it is that it can be made ahead, and it’s totally self serve. Try this gorgeous cocktail this holiday season and wow your guests.

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I love the touch of rosemary, and we made cute little wreaths to float in the cocktail, make sure to use food safe string, we used butcher string. Remember: details are everything when entertaining guests.

I loved the addition of cranberry ice cubes, too. They are so pretty floating around in the coupe.

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Holiday Punch
Serves 16

You will need:

– 6 cups Pomegranate Juice
– 4 cups SKYY INFUSIONS CRANBERRY
– 4 cups FRANGELICO
– 1 cup Lime Juice
– 1 cup Orange Juice
– 1 cup Honey solution

Honey Syrup:

1 cup water and 1 cup honey boiled and reduced about 10 minutes

Mix all ingredients together in a large serving bowl or pitcher. Ladle punch in to ice filled glass.
Garnish with clove stuffed orange slices (or simply with rosemary sprig; the punch’s red color is
gorgeous with this “evergreen” garnish). Serve with cranberry ice cubes.

 Cranberry Ice Cubes:

1 cups raw cranberries

2 ice cube trays, fill the trays with a few cranberries and fill ice cube trays with water and freeze

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