This cool, crisp weather that has fallen over the QC area as of late evokes feelings of comfort, warmth & nostalgia. Typically, the flavors that accompany these cooler temps consist of warm spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, cayenne & paprika as well as any types of dry herbs that will last through the cold, winter months. Pumpkin anything & everything is also a given - especially seeing the popularity of the Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Here at Baked, we try our best to incorporate seasonal flavors & in season fruits & vegetables into our baked goods, menus, chef features & events. Our cocktail menu is no exception. Now that our new, Fall cocktail menu has been jiving for a few weeks there has been a several stand out all stars. The Basic White Witch - a pumpkin spice cocktail definitely being one of them! If we had a dollar for every time someone asked us for a recipe...let's just say we would have a lot of dollars.
This is a great recipe to serve warm for a yummy spiked White Hot Cocoa style cocktail! It would be great to enjoy next to a bonfire or while huddled up on the couch on a chilly fall evening. You all have asked & we have delivered! Here it is folks!
Basic White Witch Cocktail
1oz Vanilla Vodka
Top with Pumpkin Spice Creamer (you can purchase this or make your own. Add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp allspice to half & half)
1/4 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
Serve warm or cold & top with whipped cream & your choice of roasted pumpkin seeds, caramel drizzle, a dusting of cinnamon or white chocolate shavings.
And if you need a sweet treat to accompany your cocktail - we have Pumpkin cake balls in store right now! Expect more delicious Halloween & fall goodies hitting the bakery shelves this week!
Comment below your favorite fall cocktails, baked goods & dishes! And let us know what other types of recipes & thoughts you would like on our blog!
Our new Triple Berry Maple Syrup is live. Come in and grab a jar that goes great with buttered waffles.
Recipe for buttermilk waffles:
Oktoberfest is just around the bend and we are getting excited for a month full of brews and bread galore. Here is one simple but delicious recipe that we are giddy to put together.
These pretzels topped with our in house made honey mustard dipping sauce (in which jars will now be for sale at our restaurant for $6.00) and combined with a brew, makes for a Bavarian classic and a simple but great way to get your own oktoberfest on. The recipe for these pretzels is as follows:
Dont have the time to put this recipe together? Come on by and we'll be serving this classic all through October!