Every Saturday and Sunday I get up and go sit in our courtyard with a big cup of coffee. It's the perfect, most relaxing way to start the weekend days. I often read my food magazines, a book, or scroll through social media, but this month, I've been planning our Halloween party. Almost every morning, I've put together new ideas for food, decor, and drink. Today it occurred to me that a pumpkin cocktail will be a must at the party. To get ahead of schedule, I decided a pumpkin simple syrup needed to be created this morning. Plus, I'll have it on hand to put in my coffee every morning until Halloween! It stores perfectly in the fridge.
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
- 1 tbsp, plus 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, add 2 cups of water, the granulated sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract. Heat on the stove over high heat. As it starts to bubble, whisk the pumpkin purée and sugars until dissolved. Let come to a boil for several minutes. Take off the heat, and let cool. Store in a bottle or mason jar in the fridge.
CHEERS TO HAPPY DRINKING!!!