Fall came to Texas this week! Wow. One day it was in the 90’s and our air conditioners were blaring and the next day Jack Frost visited our backyard. Although we love the warm summer weather, there is definitely something special about those first cool mornings with their bursts of fresh air. Everything fall is in full swing here in Dallas. The Texas State Fair is in session and this weekend was the big football game between UT and OU called the Red River Rivalry.
Last week we shared the super easy recipe for making Whiskey Spiced Pecans. In keeping with the nutty theme this week, we are going to share with you a fun, easy and tasty cocktail that you can make to pair with those tasty toasted nuts!
The Texas Pecan is the perfect cocktail recipe for entertaining around a toasty fire — it’s finally cool enough for us to actually want to light our outdoor fire :). To make the Texas Pecan you will need candied pecan simple syrup. (We made our own. See below.) You also need water rye whiskey, orange bitters, orange peel and candied pecans.
To make the simple syrup, we used our regular simple syrup recipe and placed a few of our Whiskey Spiced pecans in it for about 24 hours. You can purchased candied pecans from the store or make you own. After prepping the candied pecan simple syrup, we placed the pecan syrup, water, rye whiskey and orange bitters in a shaker and shook over ice for about 15 seconds. We poured our drink into a martini glass, and garnished with some more candied pecans and an orange peel.
The orange bitters and orange peel give a nice citrus flavor to the sweetness of the pecans and rye whiskey. The Texas Pecan would be an excellent drink to serve before or after your Thanksgiving Dinner. It has just the right sweetness without being too overbearing.
We are off to enjoy this beautiful Fall weather. Let us know if you try the Texas Pecan. We love to hear from our readers.
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