Pumpkin Vanilla Cocktail with Spiced Sugar Rim

As I mentioned the other day, vanilla is one of my favorite flavors. And everyone knows that fall is all about the pumpkin. These two ingredients play very nicely together. Especially when you’re talking about an adult beverage to be enjoyed on a crisp cool evening.

I started making this drink for friends a couple weekends ago and we’ve been enjoying it together ever since then. The vanilla vodka provides a subtle warmth and what really makes this drink special is the spiced sugar rim.

I found that I take just enough sips to work my way around the glass so that I have a bit of the cinnamony sugar with every sip of the cocktail. Definitely don’t skip that important step when making this drink!

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Pumpkin Vanilla Cocktail with Spiced Sugar Rim

A perfect fall cocktail!

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

For spiced sugar rim
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

For the cocktail
1 pumpkin flavored beer
1 oz vanilla vodka

Directions:

For spiced sugar rim
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl

For assembly
Fill a small bowl or plate with water. Dip the rim of a glass in the water, then in the spiced sugar mixture.

Pour the beer into the glass.

Top the beer with the vodka and enjoy!

Keep spiced sugar rim mixture in a sealed container at room temperature.

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12 Responses to “Pumpkin and Chocolate Caramel Corn”

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    Kris — October 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I think I’m going to have to try this recipe this weekend. Thanks for posting it!

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    stephchows — October 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    what a great idea using the kisses!

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    Molly Jean — October 30, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    What a great twist on caramel corn!

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    nutmegnanny — October 30, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    This is perfect for Halloween…delicious!

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    We Are Not Martha — October 31, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Mmm I’ve seen this in a few places and have been craving it!! I didn’t realize it used the pumpkin kisses 🙂

    Sues

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    bridget {bake at 350} — October 31, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Now, this is a FUN idea!!! Pumpkin + popcorn, who knew? 😉

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    Anne — October 31, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Wow that looks amazing and the last photo is stunning!

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    TidyMom — October 31, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    ok, this is the second post using those kisses – HOW have I not seen them in the store???……I think I try and stay away from the candy section! LOL

    This sounds AMAZING!! Thanks!!

    ~TidyMom

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    Melissa — October 31, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I love the pumpkin spice kisses. What a great way to use them. Thanks for sharing and I am definitely going to try this recipe!

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    oneordinaryday — November 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I keep seeing great ideas using those kisses and they’re always being melted first. Genius. I’m going to try this, but with air popped popcorn instead. Sounds awesome.

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    Ingrid — November 2, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    You’re right about those Kisses, one is enough. I used some in brownies and they were even better than eating them straight out of the wrapper.

    Love your popcorn and I have some of those kisses left over.
    ~ingrid

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    Liesl — November 3, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    This recipe looks amazing!! I love those Pumpkin Spice Kisses!

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