Perfect for a Halloween or fall party, this pumpkin punch by Shawn Chen, the beverage director at RedFarm and principal bartender at Decoy, includes a six-spice syrup and little meringue tops.
- 18 oz Elijah Craig bourbon
- 8 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
- 6 tbsp Farmer’s Market organic pumpkin purée
- 4 oz Fall spice syrup*
- 12 oz Apple juice
- 12 oz Pineapple juice
- 12 oz Lemon juice
- Marshmallow Fluff or toasted meringue**
- Garnish: Lemon wheels
- Garnish: Pineapple wheels
- Garnish: Cinnamon stick
Serves 8 to 12.
With a jagged edge, cut open the top of a pumpkin, scoop out the seeds, and rinse out the pumpkin.
Add all of the ingredients into the pumpkin with ice and stir.
Add 5 lemon wheels, thinly sliced, and 3 pineapple wheels, thinly sliced, to the bowl for garnish.
Serve in a mini hollowed-out harvest pumpkin or glass mug, top with Marshmallow Fluff or meringue that’s then toasted with a hand torch, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
*Fall spice syrup: Toast 2 tsp of cardamom in a saucepan at medium heat. Add 5 whole star anise, 1 tsp of nutmeg, 5 diced stems of whole ginger root, 3 cinnamon sticks, 3 cloves, 1 whole orange twist, 2 cups of fine white sugar and 2 cups of water, and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Let it cool for 30 minutes, and use a fine-mesh sieve to strain into a Mason jar. (Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.).
**Toasted meringue: Separate 5 whole eggs and place the whites in a large bowl. Beat the egg whites with an electric or handheld mixer until they become soft. Add 3 tsp of sugar gradually as the egg whites are beaten to stiff peaks. Use a large spoon to transfer the meringue into a plastic-coated pastry bag to squeeze the meringue onto each punch-filled glass mug or mini pumpkin.