If you love pumpkin spice anything, this is going to be your new favourite cocktail. Pumpkin spice syrup mixed with our Winter Spice gin is a match made in cocktail heaven!
What is a flip? Simply put, it's a cocktail that contains liquor, egg, and sugar, shaken together and served without ice. There are many deviations of a flip, and if you're curious to learn more, click here.
This cocktail is definitely a deviation from the modern standard, although it does contain the 3 core ingredients, it also has diary and some citrus. We wanted to create a complex, but balanced, rich and silky cocktail that emulates the flavours of pumpkin pie. Let's get shake'n!
1.5 oz Winter Spice Gin
0.75 oz Cold brew coffee
0.5 oz Egg white
0.25 oz Orange juice
0.5 oz Cream (sub Eggnog, milk or diary-free milk)
Dash of Angostura bitters
Add all the ingredients together into a shaker tin with ice and shake vigorously. We're actually going to double shake the liquid. This means, after you've given the cocktail a good 20 second shake, strain out the liquid into a mixing jar or one side of the shaker tin (of a boston shaker). Dump out all the spent ice. Add back a single ice cube and shake again for 20-25 s. Strain the liquid into your cocktail glass (preferable a couple, but a highball glass would also work).
Garnish with a few dashes of angostura bitter. Feel free to get creative with frothy latte art. You also have the not-so-optional garnish of whipped cream, if you want the full pumpkin pie effect.
But how do you make pumpkin spice syrup? Keep ready for our recipe!
Pumpkin Spice Syrup:
1 can of pumpkin puree
Equal parts brown sugar and water
(use the can as a measuring tool)
1 tbsp pumpkin spice blend
Pumpkin spice blend can be pre-bought or we like using this raw spice blend:
2 roughly muddled cinnamon sticks
1 tsp whole Allspice berries
1 roughly muddled nutmeg
1 pod of Star Anise
2 muddled cloves
In a pot or saucepan, toast the raw spice blend for 2-3 minutes to bring out their oils and break them down. Add in equal parts water, sugar and pumpkin puree. Continually stir the mixture until it comes to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat after 30 seconds. Strain hot liquid through a fine mesh strainer. Use a spoon to assist the sieving process. Transfer the syrup into a sanitized storage vessel. Put in fridge to cool before use.
Thanks for trying out our pumpkin Spice Latte Flip! Let us know what you think of it in the comments or tag us in your photos @conlfuence_distilling