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September 12, 2016

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch

dThis post is sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market. As always, all opinions and recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support The Speckled Palate!

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This  sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail.

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail. #spon

How ‘bout we make a boozy punch to celebrate the season of PUMPKIN?

Yes, I realize today is a Monday.

Yes, I realize that you probably aren’t going to rush out and get these ingredients because it’s Monday morning.

Yes, I realize that it’s still blazing hot in some areas of the country. (Mine included.)

But can I just say that y’all need to give this cocktail a go? Because it didn’t last a day in our house.

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail. #spon

I’m a sucker for anything that tastes like it should be enjoyed during the fall, whether it be a delicious entrée or a seasonally flavored dessert.

The thing is, I have my qualms with too much nutmeg in any kind of dish… so I wrongly thought for more than half of my life that I disliked pumpkin.

For shame, right?

Well, I’m here to say that I love pumpkin. I’d just prefer it not be choked out by the nutmeg, mmmkay?

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail. #spon

Understandably, I’m so thrilled to share this recipe with y’all today.

Sprouts Farmers Market sent me a pumpkin-centric care package with several of their seasonal pumpkin products… and I’ve gotta say that I was so inspired that I wanted to use everything they sent me in a recipe.

They challenged me to create a yummy pumpkin themes side dish, entree or dessert.

Challenge accepted.

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail. #spon

I had so many ideas for these ingredients, y’all… and this recipe was originally supposed to be some muffins, but those didn’t quite work the way they were supposed to.

But that’s not to say this punch is second tier. Oh, no, no. Those baking mishaps led me straight into the arms of this drink.

Sparkling Bourbon Apple Pumpkin Punch is something we’re going to enjoy during the upcoming holidays. Additionally, I can see it being poured in a go cup to bring along while trick-or-treating… or a double batch mixed up to serve in a huge pitcher at Thanksgiving.

It isn’t terribly sweet, the bourbon doesn’t bite and goes down smooooooooooth, and the Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider? Yeaaaaaaah… I’ll go ahead and say I can drink an entire bottle of this without any additional ingredients because pumpkin + apple + cider spices = heavenly flavor goodness.

But the combination of these ingredients? Take an already delicious product and elevate it to party level.

Here’s how I made this punch and how you can do the same for your next autumnal get together:

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail. #spon
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Sparkling Bourbon Apple Pumpkin Punch

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail.
Course Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

  • 32 fl. oz. Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider
  • 24 fl. oz. ginger ale
  • 6 oz . bourbon
  • Maple Simple Syrup

Maple Simple Syrup

  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup

Instructions

Make the Maple Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and maple syrup.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. (This should take 5 minutes, tops.)
  3. When simmering, remove from the heat, and let cool to room temperature.

Make the Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch

  1. In a glass pitcher, combine the Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider, ginger ale, bourbon and Maple Simple Syrup.
  2. Stir until well-mixed.
  3. Serve chilled or over ice.

Recipe Notes

This punch does not have a huge bourbon taste, so if you want to add more, feel free. Just be aware that the bourbon is masked by the spices and flavors of the punch, so the drink will be stronger.

 Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail. #spon

Have you ever made a boozy fall-flavored punch?

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail. #spon

19 Comments

  1. Julia Mueller

    I had no clue PUMPKIN cider existed! This is the best news I’ve heard all day! I could definitely see myself stocking up on it for all sorts of fall-inspired beverages and treats. Mega bravo!!

    • Erin

      It does, and it is SO DELIGHTFUL! Go find you some, stock up, and make all kinds of fall-inspired beverages pronto! <3

  2. Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery

    This sounds amazing! I love pumpkin, I love cider, I love maple, and I loooove bourbon. Putting this on my fall must-make list.

    • Erin

      It is amazing! They’re such tasty fall ingredients, so this cider is a must-have this season!

  3. Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny

    Bourbon is my absolute fave! I cannot wait to try this!

    • Erin

      Mine too! I hope you enjoy this punch!

  4. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    I am soooo ready for fall! Bring on the pumpkin and apples! This drink looks amazing!

    • Erin

      All the pumpkin and apples! I hope fall has arrived for you and that you’re enjoying fall-flavored EVERYTHING now!

  5. Meg @ With Salt and Wit

    I could use one of these right now!

    • Erin

      I’ll just send one over. 🙂

  6. Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

    What an absolutely unique mix…love it

    • Erin

      Thanks so much! We loved it!

  7. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    This looks like the perfect party drink! What a fantastic mix of flavors!

    • Erin

      Yes! I agree with you. I bet a crowd would ADORE this punch during the fall!

  8. Justine | Cooking and Beer

    Wanttttt! These are so fun! They are so pretty too!

    • Erin

      Thanks so much! I’m all for fun, pretty AND delicious drinks!

  9. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    Monday or not, I WANT THIS! haha I’d love this any day of the week!

    • Erin

      You totally deserve it! This punch is good ANY day of the week!

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