Makes 1 martini
1 oz Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup (https://districtspice.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/pumpkin-spice-simple-syrup/)
3 oz vodka
1/4 oz apple cider vinegar
Combine all ingredients into martini shaker.
Shake and pour into martini glass.
Optional: garnish with fresh sliver of ginger, or candied pumpkin (see Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup recipe)
Makes approx. 3 cups
1 tsp District Spice Pumpkin Spice blend
1/4 medium sized pumpkin, cut into half-inch cubes
3 cups water
3 cups sugar
Cut pumpkin into half-inch cubes.
Add District Spice Pumpkin Spice blend, sugar, pumpkin, and water into circa 4 quart pot. Bring to boil.
Once boiling, lower temperature to simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
Use spoon to remove pumpkin chunks from mixture, and simmer liquid for another 5-10 minutes.
Strain (cheesecloth or fine sieve) syrup into container, and allow to cool before use. Enjoy!
Optional: Space out pumpkin cubes on drying rack or wax paper, generously coat with sugar, and allow to dry. Makes candied pumpkin for garnish or side treat.
Makes 2 servings
1 tbsp District Spice Hand in the Cookie Jar blend
1 cup dried oats
2 cups water
1 apple, coarsely chopped (crunchy varietal, such as a pink lady or honeycrisp, recommended)
Combine oats and water in a pot, and bring to boil.
When about half finished, mix in District Spice Hand in the Cookie Jar blend.
Just before turning off the heat, stir in chopped apple.