Harvest and Honey

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pumpkin butter old fashioned

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Ah yes. It’s that time of year again, when food bloggers far and wide come together to share their best and brightest pumpkin-filled creations, in the hopes that you, dear readers, will enjoy them to your heart’s content. The “Virtual Pumpkin Party” is an annual celebration – a Fall fete – that puts the season’s poster child for good eats on a pedestal (where it belongs!). You really can’t go two feet without tripping over a pumpkin this time of year, at least not where I live, so a one-stop shop of fantastic, tried and true pumpkin recipes just makes sense, no? My friend Sara Cornelius, of the blog Cake Over Steak, organizes this each year and it’s just a really nice thing. I made several of the recipes from last year’s pumpkin party and they were all fantastic. I’m sure this year’s squad will be no less grand.

I’m contributing a little seasonal twist on a favorite cocktail – the Old Fashioned – and incorporating some spiced pumpkin into the mix. It’s pretty delicious, if I do say so myself … the spices and sweet pumpkin play quite nicely with the oaky-smoky bourbon, accented with a little splash of orange. A seasonally on-point cocktail with all of the lovable Rat Pack swagger that we’ve come to expect from an Old Fashioned.

Cheers, friends! And a happy Virtual Pumpkin Party to you.

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Pumpkin Butter Old Fashioned

Makes one drink. I typically use a Mason jar or a highball glass for these … 

INGREDIENTS

Juice from 1/2 naval orange (you can sub 1/4 cup of apple juice/cider here)

Dash or two of orange bitters

1 Tbsp pumpkin butter (store-bought or homemade)

2 oz bourbon or rye

Ginger beer or club soda, for topping

 

DIRECTIONS

Fill your desired glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, bitters, pumpkin butter, and bourbon. Give it a good shake to combine and then pour into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer, as much or as little as you like, or club soda and enjoy!

 

For all of this year’s great pumpkin recipes, check out the links below!

Cake Over Steak • Crispy Baked Pumpkin Wings
A Couple Cooks • Pumpkin & Goat Cheese Baked Gnocchi
Well and Full • Epic Pumpkin Tacos
Style Sweet CA • Pumpkin Pie Cake
The Road to Honey • Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting & Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Inspired by the Seasons • Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake
Cook Til Delicious • Pumpkin Apple Butter Pie
Brewing Happiness • Loaded Vegetarian Pumpkin Nachos
The Monday Box • Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti
Grain Changer • Pumpkin Spice Candied Almonds
CaliGirl Cooking • Pumpkin Popovers
Craft Beering • Pumpkin Strudel with Pumpkin Ale Syrup & Pumpkin Seeds
B. Britnell • Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles
Squaremealroundtable • Pumpkin Pie with a Cinnamon Spiced Crust
Donuts, Dresses and Dirt • Pumpkin Ginger Muffins
Seasons and Suppers • Pumpkin Brownie Loaf
The Green Life • Chocolate Pumpkin Butter Cups
Kitschen Cat • Pressure Cooker Savory Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Snixy Kitchen • Cheesy Pumpkin Taquitos with Roasted Jalapeño Pepita Crema
Vermillion Roots • Malaysian Pumpkin Curry (Rendang)
Heart of a Baker • Pumpkin Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze
Faring Well • Pumpkin Snack Cake with Maple Pecan Frosting
Warm Vanilla Sugar • Baked Pumpkin Brie Dip
Harvest and Honey • Pumpkin Butter Old Fashioned
Salt & Lavender • Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
Ruby Josephine • Pumpkin, Date and Almond Butter Stuffed Moroccan Tea Cookies
Ginger & Toasted Sesame • Pumpkin Risotto with Brown Butter and Sage
Tasty Seasons • Glazed Pumpkin Ginger Scone Cakes
Jam Lab • Dark Chocolate Spider Macarons with Pumpkin Cardamom Buttercream Filling
Tending the Table • Curried Pumpkin Soup
Brooklyn Homemaker • Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake
Appeasing a Food Geek • Yeasted Pumpkin Rolls with Slow-Cooker Apple Butter
Long Distance Baking • Sweet and Savory Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties
Salted Plains • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Blondies
Nommable • Brown Sugar Pumpkin Challah Buns
Twigg Studios • Pumpkin Leek Onion and Cheese Pie
Dunk & Crumble • Pumpkin Pie Popsicles
Katherine in Brooklyn • Pumpkin Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Swirl
Cloudy Kitchen • Spiced Shortbread and Pumpkin Custard Dessert Jars
Anna Banana • Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Bread
Taste Love and Nourish • Bourbon Glazed Orange Spiced Pumpkin Bread
Floating Kitchen • Easy Blender Pumpkin Chocolate Pudding
La Pêche Fraîche • Checkerboard Pumpkin Cheesecake
Let’s Eat Cake • Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
A Butterful Mind • Pumpkin Crostini
Erin Bakes • Pumpkin Cake Pie
Spice & Sprout • Miso Pumpkin Glazed Tofu Noodle Bowls
Linden & Lavender • Mini Pumpkin Maple Crunch Cake
Jessie Sheehan Bakes • Pumpkin Mousse with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Kale & Caramel • Sweet Pumpkin & Goat Cheese Strata
Lemon & Vanilla • Pumpkin Cake with Browned Butter Streusel
What Should I Make For … • Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Cocoa & Salt • Pumpkin Cake with Blonde Chocolate Ganache
Beyond Mere Sustenance • Pumpkin Kentucky Mule with Ginger and Spices
Feed Me Phoebe • Red Curry Pumpkin Shepherd’s Pie
Wood and Spoon • Pumpkin Pull-Apart Bread
Foolproof Living • Turkey Pumpkin Chili
An Edible Mosaic • Nutty Spiced Pumpkin Crackers (Paleo)
Delicious Not Gorgeous • Pumpkin Cranberry Raspberry Oatmeal
Ridgehill Home • Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars with Vanilla Bean-Whiskey Caramel
Loves Food, Loves to Eat • Pumpkin Curry
Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt • Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
On the Plate • Pumpkin & Halloumi Frittata
Ciao Chow Bambina • Deep Fried Pumpkin Pie Bites
Especially Southern Dishes • Maple Pumpkin Pots de Creme with Maple Swiss Meringue
The Table of Contents • Marbled Pumpkin Cream Cheese Squares
A Cookie Named Desire • Roasted Pumpkin Pizza
Homemade Banana • Everything Bagel Pumpkin Seeds
This Mess is Ours • Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Float
What Annie’s Eating • Pumpkin Risotto
Culinary Postcards • Pumpkin and Almond Ricotta Stuffed Buckwheat Crêpes
Baked – The Blog • Pumpkin Millet Sandwich Bread
Feedtheswimmers • Kabocha Squash Soup with Ginger and Sesame
The Pancake Princess • Best Pumpkin Bread Bake-Off
The Pig & Quill • Pumpkin Caramel Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats
Fit Mitten Kitchen • Pumpkin Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast
Oat and Sesame • Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars with Peanut Butter Pumpkin Swirl
Kitchen Konfidence • Pumpkin, Olive Oil and Dark Chocolate Cake
80twenty • Pumpkin Pear Shrub
Displaced Housewife • Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins
Wellness with Alyssa • Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Oat Bars
Smart in the Kitchen • Pumpkin, Apple and Honey Nut Squash Soup
Meg is Well • Mac and Cheese with Vegan Pumpkin Cheese Sauce
Seasonal Cravings • Pumpkin Apple Sangria
Beer Girl Cooks • Pumpkin Ale Braised Short Ribs Sliders with Beer Caramelized Onion Horseradish Sauce
Pass Me The Dimsum • Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Hommus
Figs & Flour • Seasonal Pumpkin Burrata
Madeline Hall • Turkey Sausage and Pumpkin Stuffed Shells
Vegetarian ‘Ventures • Pumpkin Farro Risotto with Roasted Veggies
The Lemon Apron • Pumpkin Butter Pecan Rolls with a Cream Cheese Glaze

 

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Author: Harvest & Honey

Lauren McDuffie is a freelance food and travel writer, photographer, stylist, cookbook author, and award-winning food blogger. She lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, Lucas, and two children.

2 thoughts on “pumpkin butter old fashioned

  1. This cocktail sounds amazing… I love the combination of orange and pumpkin butter. Also, that photo of the sunset at the beginning is stunning!!

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