Jose Cuervo shakes up a pumpkin spice cocktail to transition from margarita season
With summer gone and pumpkin spice season thrust upon everyone, this pumpkin spice cocktail from Jose Cuervo is the perfect transitional cocktail. Whether the temperatures are still warm or the autumn chill has started to arrive, this seasonal cocktail definitely deserves a taste.
While many people happily sip their favorite pumpkin spice beverages and even fill their pantry with pumpkin spice treats, the cocktail glass doesn’t often embrace those pumpkin spice flavors. Finding the right balance between warm spices, a touch sweet and the perfect sip of comfort can be difficult.
Recently, Jose Cuervo has created a delightful autumn cocktail. While margaritas were flowing all summer long, that tequila doesn’t have to sit on the shelf for another year. This seasonal cocktail offers a lovely combination of sweet and spice.
The Jose Cuervo Pumpkin Spice Daisy brings some bright flavors to round out the sweetness from the pumpkin. In some ways, this seasonal cocktail could inspire some changes to your favorite pumpkin spice treats.
Here’s how to make the Jose Cuervo Pumpkin Spice Daisy.
Jose Cuervo Pumpkin Spice Daisy Recipe
Pumpkin spice rim:
- 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1tsp salt
- ·Combine ingredients on a plate and mix.
- 2 oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional Añejo
- Vanilla Bean infusion offered here. Take one vanilla Bean for the entire bottle of Cuervo, split it open in half and place it in. Allow to sit for 72 hours for maximum taste
- .75 oz lemon juice
- .25 oz orange juice OR squeeze of an orange slice.
- .5 oz honey syrup (honey thinned out with a bit of water. Easy to do at home).
- Combine, shake and strain over a pre-rimmed lowball glass with ice. Enjoy!
The key to this seasonal cocktail being so enjoyable is the balance of acid to sweet. That lemon juice helps to keep the sweetness from being too much.
Also, this cocktail shows a new trend, honey syrup. Many mixologists are embracing honey syrups as a cocktail sweetener. It is a new option instead of simple syrup.
Lastly, the pumpkin spice doesn’t have to be just on the rim. You can do the pumpkin spice mixture on the side of a glass. That method can be both visually dramatic and easier to enjoy.
Whether you enjoy everything pumpkin spice or just want a seasonal beverage that makes saying goodbye to summer easier, this Jose Cuervo pumpkin spice cocktail is it.
What is your favorite fall cocktail?