Nothing is more evocative of autumn than pumpkins. When baked with warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, these vibrantly orange squashes transform into fall on a plate.
Or in a glass. Crop Organic Vodka has launched its newest expression, Spiced Pumpkin. Retailing at about $30 per 750-ml bottle, it joins Crop’s quartet of original vodkas, Artisanal, Cucumber, Tomato, and Meyer Lemon.
The pure, crisp base of Crop’s organic vodka showcases the seasonal delight of roasted pumpkin and baking spices. With its delicate touch of sweetness, Crop Spiced Pumpkin is easily enjoyed on its own with a few ice cubes, which allows for the genuine flavor of the pumpkin and its complementary seasonings to shine. It can also be added to as many different mixers as there are colors in the turning leaves at this time of year. At tailgating parties before football games, mix it with cola–the bitter-sweetness of the cola complementing the richness of the vodka. For a grown-up treat, shake this golden-hued spirit with Irish cream liqueur over ice. It’s a creamy, drinkable version of pumpkin pie topped with fresh whipped cream. After an afternoon of raking leaves, reward yourself with a hot toddy (recipe below) or with coffee or hot cider spiked with this flavorful vodka–all delightful ways to warm up on a brisk autumn day. Start your Thanksgiving meal with any of the cocktails listed below and the holiday is guaranteed to be festive.
As with the complete lineup of Crop’s fresh expressions, Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka is produced to strict USDA organic standards. It starts with the purely finest ingredients available and is distilled from 100 percent American grain, kept free of GMOs and artificial fertilizers and pesticides. This careful and conscientious method of production is better for the land and water. Further reducing its carbon footprint, Crop is distilled so efficiently that no carbon treatment or charcoal filtering is required, thereby saving resources and energy.
Honor this bountiful time of year, as the final crops are being harvested before the harsh winter, by drinking seasonally flavored vodka that also helps protect the earth.