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Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2010

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Toddy and Wintermint

Warm up with these tasty backcountry winter cocktails!
FGG 2010 Skills Pumpkin Spice Toddy 445x260Photo by Genny Fullerton

Pumpkin Spice Toddy
This tempest of flavor is nothing less than fall in a flask. Enjoy in moderation as alcohol will chill and dehydrate you.

4 tablespoons canned pumpkin pie mix (not pumpkin puree)
2 ounces cream
¼ ounce unsweetened hazelnut syrup (found in a grocery’s coffee section)
1½ ounces añejo tequila (we like Milagro Añejo)

Mix equal parts (by volume) of cream and pumpkin pie mix. Add cream, pie mix, and hazelnut syrup to a pot, and bring to a light boil. Add tequila, stir, and pour into a cup. If desired, garnish with shaved chocolate. Serves 1.

Leave the Altoids at home. Minty refreshment never tasted so good.
1.5 ounces Baileys Irish Cream
1 peppermint tea bag

Steep tea for four to seven minutes, add Baileys, enjoy. Serves 1.

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