Vanilla #PSM (Pumpkin Spiced Mule)

by James Stevenson

As we are now well and truly in the holiday season I have noticed a lot of bars with variations of seasonal Moscow Mules on their menus, and so I wanted to make one I thought would be great for the holidays. Pumpkin spice really can’t be avoided during the holidays, so I am partnering with Smirnoff to embrace it and take it to the next level with a delicious Moscow Mule variation featuring Smirnoff Vanilla and pumpkin spice syrup! It was so easy to put together and I bet your local bartender could even make it. If they can’t, then check out the recipe below for you to make it at your next gathering.

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Recipe:

  • ¾ ounce Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
  • ¾ ounce Smirnoff Vanilla
  • ¾ ounce pumpkin spice syrup (pumpkin pie spice, sugar & water)
  • Top with ginger beer

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Method:

Pumpkin Spice Syrup:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Method:

  1. Mix pumpkin pie spice with sugar and water in a small saucepan
  2. Bring to boil
  3. Remove from heat and stir until sugar granules dissolve
  4. Set aside or refrigerate to chill

Smirnoff Vanilla #PSM:

  1. Combine Smirnoff No. 21 vodka, Smirnoff Vanilla and pumpkin spice syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Strain into copper Moscow Mule mug (it keeps the cocktail cold!)
  4. Top with ginger beer
  5. Garnish with cinnamon stick and rosemary

I don’t think you’ll find a better tasting cocktail around, enjoy!

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