Earlier this season, I was sent a curious-looking bottle of pumpkin pie cream liqueur from Fulton's Harvest, a label I'd never heard of. With a bottle of something so distinctive (and with the potential to taste either phenomenal or terrible), I was at a loss for what to do — so I took to the Twitterverse for some answers.
I soon found out more about Fulton's Harvest, including the fact that it's made by well-reputed Kentucky Bourbon maker Heaven Hill Distilleries and tastes delicious on the rocks or served chilled. But by that point, I'd gotten back so many enticing-sounding cooking and cocktail suggestions — everything from pumpkin whipped cream to spiked pumpkin pie — that I had to try one out.
Ultimately, it was @Tora_NYC's Irish cream suggestion that left me with a brilliant Fall twist on a favorite, Irish coffee. As with any Irish coffee, don't let the whipped cream and coffee fool you — this cocktail packs a punch! I served it in a giant glass mug, topped with a very generous topping of whipped cream. For the recipe, keep reading.
6 ounces freshly-brewed strong coffee Makes 1 drink.
1-1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
1-1/2 ounces pumpkin pie cream liqueur, such as Fulton's Harvest
Store-bought or homemade whipped cream, for garnish
Store-bought or homemade pumpkin pie spice, for garnish
6 ounces freshly-brewed strong coffee
Makes 1 drink.