Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Toddy and Wintermint

Warm up with these tasty backcountry winter cocktails!

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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.