Autumn Cocktail with Roasted Butternut Squash and Book Review for Savory Cocktails by Greg Henry
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Roasted butternut squash-infused vodka creates the Winter Squash Cocktail adapted from Savory Cocktails by Greg Henry, where it was adapted from Phoebe Wilson of the Dogwood Cocktail Cabin.
Recipe type: cocktail
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
Butternut Squash-Infused Vodka
  • 1 small butternut squash (about 1 pound)
  • 1(750 ml) bottle vodka
Autumn Cocktail
  • ½ cup squash-infused vodka
  • 2 tablespoons/ 1 fl. ounce simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon / ½ fl. ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon / ½ fl. ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 big pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 big pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 sage leaf, as garnish
Simple Syrup
  1. Bring sugar and water to boil together in saucepan, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat to low until a syrup is reached, about 4 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  4. Store in a airtight container in refrigerator, up to 30 days.
Butternut Squash-Infused Vodka
  1. Roast squash at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until the skin blisters.
  2. Allow to cool. Peel skin off, remove seeds, cut into chunks.
  3. Place in a mason jar or glass container with a bottle of vodka.
  4. Set in a cool place for five days.
  5. Remove the squash from the vodka. Strain with mesh strainer into a clean jar.
Autumn Cocktail
  1. In a cocktail shaker combine vodka, simple syrup, ice cubes, lemon juice, lime juice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Shake vigorously until well chilled.
  2. Strain into cocktail or martini glass.
  3. Garnish with more cinnamon if desired and a sage leaf.
  4. The original recipe calls for cinnamon and nutmeg to be used as a garnish only, but I liked mixing it all together. This makes one serving, but the entire recipe will make 8 or more.
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