I made you a cocktail. I had to drink it because you were far away, but I made it for you because it’s September and that means we have to pumpkin spice everything. My favorite cocktail, the White Russian, seemed like a perfect candidate.
I make you midweek cocktails for two reasons. One, because they’re the only thing easy enough to make and photograph after I get home from work but before the sun goes down. Two, when you’ve had a week so busy that you didn’t even get to spend your weekend taking pictures of your food, you really really need a midweek cocktail. And a strong one at that.
And because it’s the middle of the week and you’re stressed out, I kept things simple. You don’t have to make any ingredients from scratch. Unless you’re one of those people who has all kinds of time on their hands on a Wednesday night. If so, who are you, and can I come over?
Simply replace some of the milk in your White Russian with pumpkin spice coffee creamer, which is certainly available in most grocery stores this time of year. The warm spices compliment the Kahlua perfectly. I guess this is why people like pumpkin spice lattes so much. I also find whole milk provides the perfect consistency to a White Russian. Not too thick, not too thin. It’s like a boozy baby bear.
Make yourself a Pumpkin Spice White Russian and keep your fall mellow and awesome.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce Kahlua liqueur
- 2 ounces pumpkin spice coffee creamer
- Whole milk
- Add ice to a short glass and pour the vodka, Kahlua, and pumpkin spice coffee creamer over the ice. Top up the glass with milk. Stir and consume until sufficiently chilled out.
If you dig this cocktail, you might want to check out my White Russian Milkshake!