‘Tis the season for Pumpkin Cocktails!
HOLLA Spirits is a York, Pa.-based company making clean, delicious vodka at an incredible price point.
Praise the Gourd is their pumpkin vodka, make with pumpkin extract and cinnamon sticks. It has a strong vanilla sugar aroma, but it tastes much more neutral, with the spice from the cinnamon chiming in and ultimately creating a warm, snuggle-by-the-fire vibe that pumpkin spice has become synonymous with.
For some quick pumpkin cocktail ideas, consider Praise the Gourd in a White Russian or Mule, mixed with cider, added to your favorite coffee, or spiked in milkshakes! I’d also mix this with some plain seltzer or soda water for a fun, easy, fall spritzer.
Pumpkin also pairs well with citrus and sage, which I happen to grow in my garden year-round, so I wanted to try something that balanced those sweet flavors.
- 3 oz HOLLA Spirits Praise the Gourd pumpkin vodka
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- fresh sage leaf
Combine the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass (I’m a fan of this gold-rimmed coup, pictured above). Float a sage leaf or two on top as garnish.
Plus, be sure to try my Ultimate Fall Cocktail, made with HOLLA Fuji Buji apple vodka!
And if you’re craving an adult version of your favorite candy bar, you must try the Signature Reese’s Peanut Butter Martini at The Hotel Hershey — made with HOLLA PBV peanut butter vodka!
Fun Facts about HOLLA Spirits:
- HOLLA Spirits offers vodka in 13 flavors
- Many flavors are available in bottles or by the pouch!
- HOLLA ships statewide in Pennsylvania
- All flavors can be found in Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores across the state
- Vodkas retail for less than $20!