The Ultimate Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latté
The onslaught of pumpkin-spice-everything ushers in fall earlier and earlier every year, and it’s all thanks to the pumpkin spice latté. The drink, found everywhere from Starbucks to McDonald’s, is, clearly, massively popular—but that doesn’t mean it is without its flaws. For one, it is way too sweet. Secondly, there’s rarely any actual pumpkin involved. And finally, there’s no alcohol in it. So we fixed it.
Our superior version of the now iconic autumn beverage is made with real pumpkin, bourbon, cozy baking spices, creamy Baileys and fresh coffee, made from hand-ground whiskey barrel-aged coffee beans. Topped off with freshly whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon, it’s the perfect hot cocktail to warm you up after a long day of hayrides, leaf-pile jumping and apple picking.
Prepare pumpkin spice syrup and fresh whipped cream ahead of time. Keep cream chilled in a metal bowl in the fridge until ready to use.
In a glass mug, add the bourbon and pumpkin spice syrup. Stir to combine.
Brew your coffee as strong as you like.
Pour the coffee into the mug and top with Baileys Irish Cream. Stir gently.
Top with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, and a few dashes of Pimento Aromatic Bitters.
Contributed by Supercall