Classic Cocktails, Remixed: The Pumpkin Parachute

November 8th, 2014


Everyone loves a classic rum and cola, but do you know what spices things up a little?

Kahlúa and Cola. 

And do you want to know what spices things up a little further?

Pumpkin Spice Kahlúa and Cola.

I know.  It just keeps getting better and better and better.  This cocktail is a little sweet and a little spicy, the perfect drink to mix up when you want to curl up by the fire with your family or friends.  But it’s also a little bit of a novelty, the kind of drink that’s a little bit exciting. 

When you’re entertaining for the holidays, it’s always extra fun to add a seasonal twist to the food and drinks you’re serving.  I’m a sucker for recipes that include peppermint, gingerbread and pumpkin at this time of the year, and any time you can update a classic to make it a little bit seasonal, it’s extra special.  There are so many options for delicious seasonal drinks in the fall: try mulled cider with a splash of Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice, or hot chocolate with a little bit of Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha for a deliciously indulgent treat.

And this recipe?  It takes a classic and makes it even better, a little richer and spicier and more fun.  I named it the Pumpkin Parachute to capture some of that seasonal and exciting spirit, and I can’t wait for you to give it a try!

And when you’re decorating for the holidays, don’t stop at just the typical pumpkin-on-the-doorstep!  Incorporate festive gourds and mini-pumpkins into your table décor, and use holiday ornaments to create festive place settings! 

Finally, I love to stock up on mini poppers for special holiday dinners: they’re a great conversation starter at the beginning of the meal!  Serve your favorite seasonal cocktail, a few small finger foods, and your guests will be in the holiday spirit in no time.

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Pumpkin Parachute

2 parts Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice
3 parts cola

Pour Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice in a highball glass filled with ice. Top with cola. Stir and enjoy.

The best cocktails are sipped responsibly.  Don’t overindulge and never drink and drive!

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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