Top Off Your Thanksgiving Feast with a Pumpkin Espresso Martini

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  We know we are a few days early, but we wanted our favorite readers to know how thankful we are that you stop by our little corner of the vast internet.  We appreciate your comments, your shares with friends and your encouragement.  We have much to be grateful for this year – our health, our three piglets, our friendships and our families.

One of our favorite things we like about The Blind Pig Blog is creating new drinks and recipes.  We went back to the vault for this one. (Yes that is a reference to T. Swift.) We loved our Spiced Pumpkin Martini that we first shared with you years ago, but we decided to update the recipe a bit by adding a little Caffe’ Borghetti Espresso Liqueur.  We think it is even better than the original.

The new cocktail has a hint of pumpkin entertwined with the flavor of real espresso – a delicious combination. Pumpkin pie spice sprinkled across the top accents the cocktail with a touch of autumn, and the chocolate syrup drizzled inside the glass makes the cocktail complete.

The Pumpkin Espresso Martini is a great drink to serve to guests after your Thanksgiving Feast or save it for guests who drop by while they are in town over the holidays.

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Enjoy your Thanksgiving!


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Bourbon Apple Bread

Can you believe that it is already November?  We know that sounds trite, but time has been flying for us.  We thought after we became empty nesters that things would slow down a bit.  We guess in our new-found freedom that we are taking advantage of doing all of those things that were put on the back burner for years?

We wanted to share a homey fall recipe with you this week, and what is more homey and comforting than home baked bread? We have brought you some yummy bread recipes in the past, such as, Angry Orchard Bread, Chocolate Banana Bread and Easy Pumpkin Beer Bread.  This week we are adding a touch of fall flavor with some juicy gala apples and a twist of bourbon flavor.

To make this easy bread recipe you will need a yellow cake mix, shredded fresh apples, canola oil, eggs, milk, bourbon, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pecans, brown sugar, and melted butter.

First mix the cake mix, oil, milk,  and spices together in a large mixing bowl.  Add the bourbon and hand-stir in the shredded apples.  Divide the batter between two loaf pans prepped with cooking spray.

Mix together the chopped pecans, brown sugar, melted butter and 1/4 ounce of bourbon.  Sprinkle on top of the bread batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.  Cool. Slice. Enjoy!

This easy bread is perfect to bake as a hostess gift for a friend or pre-make for your next brunch.  We are going to enjoy ours on the patio this afternoon on this gorgeous autumn day.

What kind of fall adventures have you been on lately?  Make some bourbon apple bread and let us know your thoughts!