Our photos and recipes are often inspired by our travels through scenic Bucks County while in search of images and ingredients. After a recent drive around our area during peak foliage season, including a visit to our local farm market, we were inspired to make a cocktail that reminded us of a perfect Autumn day in Bucks County.
Paul experimented with a batch of pumpkin-infused bourbon, which created the perfect anchor for this drink, and a garnish of my easy crunchy Apple Chips was just the right final touch. Berentzen Apple Schnapps provides a wonderful apple essence, and Stella Artois Cidre gives this drink a sparkling character, like dappled sunlight shimmering through crisply colored luminescent leaves.
Using a few souvenirs from our own backyard woods as props for this cocktail photoshoot made this truly a memorable project, and the drink really does taste like Autumn in a glass.
See the recipe for making your own Apple Chips here, and scroll down the page to see images of some our nearby Bucks County places that inspire us often.
- 1 cup bourbon
- ¼ cup pumpkin purée
- ⅛ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- 4 cloves
- 2 oz Pumpkin Infused Bourbon (see ingredients above)
- 1 oz Berentzen Apple Schnapps
- Stella Artois Cidre (or any dry hard apple cider)
- Mix all ingredients in a jar (see above) and let set for a day. Strain through a course strainer to take out the large particles. The Pumpkin Infused Bourbon will be cloudy and should be shaken before using.