Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus cooling time and 2 days steeping
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time and 2 days steeping
1 teaspoon whole clove
1 teaspoon whole allspice
¾ teaspoon white pepper
4 cinnamon sticks
1 whole nutmeg
One 2-inch piece ginger, thinly sliced
2½ cups vodka
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
In a small skillet, toast the clove, allspice, white pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg over medium heat until fragrant, 2 minutes. Transfer to a sealable quart jar with the ginger and pour in the vodka. Seal and steep for 2 days, shaking the jar every 12 hours.
After 2 days, strain out the solids and transfer them to a small saucepan with the sugar and water. Bring to simmer and cook until the sugar dissolves, 2 minutes. Let cool completely.
Strain the syrup into the jar with the infused vodka and shake to combine. Serve on the rocks, in a cup of coffee or stirred into your favorite cocktails.