PIMMpin Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider 1Hey there Tastespotters! Are you guys counting down the day to whatever big Halloween party you’re crashing this weekend?

Pumpkins are everywhere, especially on this big little world wide web. We have pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cupcake, PSL, but I’m especially smitten with all the creative pumpkin cocktails I’ve been coming across on Tastespotting. So much that I have to add one of my own.

I’m a huge fan of Pimm’s No. 1 — it’s such a great liquor to mix with fruity, spicy mixers and elixirs — hence, this PIMMpin Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider, a simple and delicious light cocktail made with Pimm’s and sparkling pumpkin spiced apple cider.

(I got the cider from Sprouts Market in southern California if anyone is wondering, but I’d imagine you can find it anywhere this time of year, though I could be wrong.)PIMMpin Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider 3

Pimm-pin’ Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider {cocktail recipe}

Makes 1 serving, but can be easily multiplied.


1 oz Pimm’s No. 1
3 oz sparkling pumpkin spiced apple cider
apple slices for garnish


Fill half an old fashioned glass with ice. Pour sparkling pumpkin spiced apple cider and Pimm’s over ice. Garnish with apple slices.

To make a party pitcher, fill pitcher with 1 part Pimm’s and 3 parts sparkling pumpkin spiced apple cider. Chill in the refrigerator or in an ice bath. Add ice to glass when ready to serve, pour your PIMMpin’ pumpkin drink over ice, serve up in an old fashioned glass for class.

Original recipe created by Tastespotting Associate Editor Trang Doan; check out her blog at Wild Wild Whisk!

So while you’re sipping on this awesome cocktail (if I do say so myself), check out these other party-worthy pumpkin cocktails I’ve curated for you below. Make one or make a few and impress your guests like the amazing hosts/hostesses you are!

(Click on any image to get the recipe!)

  • Spiked Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate Recipe
  • Pumpkin Pie Eggnog Recipe
  • Apple Pumpkintini Recipe
  • Pumpkin Pie Martini
  • Spiked Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie Lattes
  • Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Coffee Recipe
  • Apple Bourbon Pumpkin Sangria Recipe
  • Spiced Pumpkin Shrub Cocktail Recipe
  • Pumpkin Mojito Recipe
  • Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Coffee Recipe
  • Chocolate Pumpkin Gingerbread Martini Recipe
  • Pumpkin Butter Whiskey Cocktail Recipe
  • Pumpkin Pie Vodka Cocktail Recipe
  • Pumpkin Eggnog Martini Recipe
  • Pumpkin Kahlua Colada Recipe
  • Hard Cider Ale plus Pumpkin Pie Gelato
  • Pumpkin Spiked Latte
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Martini
  • Pumpkin Pie Martini
  • Pumpkin Spiked Horchata

by Trang Doan on October 27, 2014 · 0 comments

An Evening at Pizzeria Bianco with Chris Bianco and His ‘Rosa’ Pizza {recipe}

When food writer Elliott Shaffner and her photographer Fred Turko decided to move across the country from Los Angeles to a new life in Richmond, Virginia, they took the opportunity to make a once-in-a-lifetime road trip of it. As any food writer+photographer couple would, they designed the majority of their coast-to-coast route as a culinary journey. Their plan: to taste each state on their map and absorb what makes up this country’s past, present and future through its food.

TasteSpotting is lucky enough to peek into the details of Elliott and Fred’s first stop out of LA: Phoenix, Arizona.
Pizzeria Bianco - Rosa Pizza
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REMINDER: On February 4, we are celebrating National Medjool Date Day with Natural Delights Medjool Dates by letting the TasteSpotting community takeover the front page (and beyond) of the site with Medjool Date recipes for the entire day! For the full details on how to participate, please read the original announcement!

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by Sarah J. Gim on January 21, 2014 · 0 comments