Cookbook author and food stylist Diana Yen of The Jewels of New York is sharing a week of spooky cocktails that will wow guests at your Halloween soirée. Tune in for more ghoulish and delicious libations!
Transform a hollowed out pumpkin into a festive punch bowl for your Halloween bash. (Photo: Diana Yen)
Spiced Pumpkin Punch
Transform a hollowed out pumpkin into a festive punch bowl for your Halloween bash. A combination of pumpkin puree, whiskey, and spiced milk comes together for a fall-inspired punch.
¾ cup evaporated milk
½ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon, plus more to garnish
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 6-8 pound medium sized pumpkin, low and wide with a flat bottom
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup rice milk
1 cup whiskey
8 dashes angostura bitters
Cinnamon sticks, to garnish
In a small saucepan, add the evaporated milk and sugar. Simmer on medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves, about 3-4 minutes. Turn the heat to low and whisk in the cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, making sure the mixture does not boil. Remove from the heat, mix in vanilla extract and strain through a sieve. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.
Scoop out innards of the pumpkin with a large spoon. (Photo: Diana Yen)
Using a serrated knife, cut off the top one-fourth of the pumpkin. Scoop out innards and seeds with a large spoon. Dry the pumpkin interior with paper towels. In the pumpkin bowl, combine spiced milk syrup, pumpkin puree, rice milk, whiskey, and bitters. Stir until combined and serve over ice. Garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick and pinch of ground cinnamon.
A combination of pumpkin puree, whiskey, and spiced milk comes together for a fall-inspired punch. (Photo: Diana Yen)
For more awesome spooky party inspiration, check out our Halloween Pinterest board and get to pinning!
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