Pumpkin Bombs are like an Irish Car Bomb, but for fall! Great for tailgates or football parties!
Or in this case, the fall version of an Irish Car Bomb.
Those of you who were around last year might remember my pumpkin pie liqueur. I believe that was my biggest hit on last year’s series (it definitely was with Zach’s co-workers). Well, I decided to make it again this year! Last year, I had wanted to make mixed drinks with it…but it mysteriously disappeared at a tailgate last year and I didn’t get the chance. 😛
Number one on my list this year: pumpkin bombs!
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- 1/2 shot (0.75 oz) pumpkin pie liqueur
- 1/2 shot (0.75 oz) Irish cream or Pumpkin Spice cream liqueur (check your local liqueur store)
- 1 pumpkin beer—Any brand will work, but I really liked the New Belgium Pumpkick. It’s not bitter like a lot of other brands and it has a subtle pumpkin taste, which is something I notice a lot of “pumpkin” beers lack. FYI, I was not asked to say that, I just sincerely enjoyed their beer. If you have a favorite pumpkin beer, please leave the name of it in the comments! I’m on a mission to try as many pumpkin beers as I can. 😛
Step 01: We used handy twist shot glasses similar to those ones (though they’re actually plastic shots that you can find in liqueur stores–they’re called Twisted Shotz. We drank them a few months ago, but kept the cups because look how handy). They separated the liqueur which was perfect for getting pictures!
Step 02: Pour your beer. My glasses aren’t big enough to hold a whole beer and a shot, so we did half a beer each. You can do it either way.
Step 03: Drop the shot into the beer and chug! Zach kindly demonstrated for me.
I did mine after him, despite him refusing to tell me what it was like or if it tasted OK.
Good news: it was nice! The pumpkin pie liqueur tastes like…well, pumpkin pie. And the Irish cream tasted like whipped cream. Those both sank to the bottom, which was a nice, sweet treat after downing half a beer. 😛
If you’re looking for a good time and you’d like to get some booze involved, this was a lot of fun and could make for a great night. It was the middle of the afternoon (we decided to do it this past Saturday) and we were expecting company, so we chose not to keep the party going. 😛 But what a way to welcome fall!
ETA: If you saw this post when it was first published, then you were probably shocked to see that it was 1500 calories. That was NOT correct. The plugin calculates the nutritional information based on the measurements you give it…and apparently “1/2 a shot” is not a real measurement. 😛 So I fixed the recipe and the calorie count is now MUCH closer to what it really is.
Your nutritional information will depend entirely on the type of pumpkin beer you buy.
What would you do with some pumpkin liqueur? Let me know in the comments and maybe I’ll give it a try!
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