Friday Tasting – Pumpkin Beer

It’s October! You know what that means? Pumpkin beer! Join us for our free Friday tasting this week!

Embrace your inner Linus with these selections:

Wild Cider Pumpkin Seasonal: A beautiful blend of crisp apple cider with a slight orange hue with an aromatic of pumpkin and Fall spices. 5% ABV.

Holidaily Patchy Waters Pumpkin: This gluten free treat is brewed with millet, buckwheat, and organic pumpkin, carrying a warm cinnamon and clove aroma. 6% ABV.

TRVE/Cellar West This Day Anything Goes: This Colorado sour is composed with pumpkin blossom honey for a subtle Halloween touch. 6% ABV. 

Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby: Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum. 6.8% ABV.

Wyatt’s is offering you the opPOURtunity to try these fun interpretations of the style on Friday, October 4th from 4:00-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Celebrate Halloween with Heritage Hills Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

Heritage Hills Pumpkin Spice Liqueur is an adult pumpkin beverage with sweet notes of oranges, vanilla, and graham crackers layered with cinnamon and cloves. It is seductive and long in the finish, allowing all its pumpkin flavor to shine. It is not overtly syrupy, and pairs well with other spiced liqueurs and whiskeys.

It also performs nicely as a dessert cordial with roasted nuts, ice cream, or fruit cocktails.

The strength of Heritage Hill’s pumpkin cream liqueur is how well it partners with other flavored spirits for a seasonal treat. Try it in an equal part combination with either Disaronno Amaretto or Frangelico for a “Nutty Pumpkin” cocktail. It also pairs well with whipped cream or marshmallow flavored vodkas.

For something specially fitting the change in temperature, mix one part Heritage Hills Pumpkin Spice with two parts of your favorite cinnamon whiskey.

However you choose to enjoy your grownup pumpkin spice this fall, remember to drink responsibly.

Heritage Hills Pumpkin Spice is a perennial autumn release. You can find it, as well as some unique options for mixing partners, at large local, family owned liquor stores like Wyatt’s that offer you a variety of fun, holiday treats.

Hail to the King-Vapor Distillery’s Pumpkin King Cordial

 

As we enter the Halloween season, for those pumpkin lovers looking for something stronger and more eclectic than pumpkin beer, try Pumpkin King Cordial from Boulder’s Vapor Distillery.

Vapor Distillery in east Boulder quickly made a name for itself with its innovation and award winning gins. Each year Master Distiller Ted Palmer produces an annual fall delicacy—Pumpkin King Cordial.

This handcrafted seasonal liqueur is made by blending roasted organic Baby Bear Pie pumpkins from local Munson Farms with fresh ground cloves, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans, and Vapor’s renowned Western style RHok Gin.

It’s a prized limited release that tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass.

Pumpkin King Cordial holds its own as a simple dessert drink over ice and a simple splash will brighten up any hot cocoa. It adds a touch of autumn romance when featured in a holiday martini.

Try these recipes at your next gathering or throughout the holiday season. pumpkin-king-cordial

Pumpkin Pie Martini:  

  • 1½ oz Vapor Distillery Pumpkin King Cordial
  • 1½ oz Irish Cream
  • ½ oz Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Cinnamon stick

Shake the wet ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

If you are one of those people who don’t think pumpkin spice should be limited to September through November, this pumpkin tiki drink will allow you to have a taste of fall while holding on to your last remnants of summer.

The Hoodoo Princess:

  • 1½ oz  Vapor Distillery Pumpkin King Cordial
  • 1½ oz  Black Magic Spiced Rum
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • ½ oz  Grand Marnier
  • ½ oz Honey Simple Syrup*
  • A dash of Angostura Bitters

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice then strain into an old fashioned glass full of crushed ice. Garnish with a cherry, pineapple, and a drink umbrella or sprig of fresh mint.

*Honey Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of water

In a small sauce pan, boil the water on your stove top. Pour in the honey and stir until it dissolves.  Remove immediately to an unheated burner, place the lid on, and allow to cool. Honey simple syrup will keep its flavor in your refrigerator for two weeks.

You can find Pumpkin King Cordial, along with many other specialty liqueurs, at Wyatt’s Wet Goods.

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