Oh how I love summer and dread for it to end. Then a switch goes off and I’m getting out my favorite jeans and it’s jazz hands for Autumn. The…weather…has…been…perfect. How many crisp mornings followed by warm afternoons blanketed in blue skies as the trees are just hinting that they are changing color can a girl have? I bought my first sugar pumpkin. I dreamt of chewy ginger cookies. And now I shall make my first ever batch of spiced pumpkin vodka. Per che? Por quoi? Well, for a pumpkin martini of course. Or maybe just to sip on if it turns out well.
2 or 3 cups of deseeded, peeled and chopped pumpkin
about a liter of vodka (I chose Titos)
1 tbsp raw cane sugar
1 cinnamon stick
4 or 5 cloves
sprinkling of fresh nutmeg
Put all of this into a jar and let sit in the fridge for 1 or 2 weeks. Strain through muslin or a cheesecloth. I am going for the 2 week mark to make sure it gets very pumpkin-y. I read that you can taste it along the way and adjust seasoning. I may do this as it is my first try at infusing. I’ll tell you how it goes and post a few different pumpkin martini recipes in 2 weeks!