Have you ever worked with someone who kind of annoyed the heck out of you, but you politely put up with him/her? I used to work with a guy who… for the sake of this conversation…. I’m going to call “Punkin”
… and he annoyed the heck out of me…on a daily basis…
Punkin stopped by my desk pretty much every day to chat. And once he found out that I loved to cook….well…then the conversation was always about cooking. I must have mentioned that I was baking pumpkin pie one day, or for that matter, I might have brought a pumpkin pie into work for one of our parties. Either way, it was after that, that I heard every single day: Hey Prudy..are you making “punkin” pie? ~or~ How’s that “punkin” pie?
It’s pumpkin, Punkin… not punkin.
Please forgive me. It’s a pet peeve of mine. Especially when a grown man mispronounces words to make himself look cute. It’s not cute. Well, that’s not entirely true. It depends on the conversation…if we are in “funny” mode…then go for it, but even then….be careful….because nine times out of ten, it’s like nails on a chalkboard to me. Is that mean? Probably. But I can’t help it. It drives me nuts.
“Prudy, are you doing the Biggest Loser contest?” he asked me one day.
“No, I don’t want to get on the scale in front of everybody…” I answered.
“Why not?” he asked.
“I don’t want people to know how much I weigh”… I answered.
…and his response???
“Prudy, you’re not fat….” He said..
And I thought to myself….Well, that’s very nice of you.
…but then he continued on with:
“I mean, you’re chubby….But you’re not fat….”
I’ll pause here for those words to sink in.
“I mean, you’re chubby…But you’re not fat…”
“Thank you, Punkin. I think.”
Anyway…I don’t work with Punkin anymore….and I never did correct him on his pronunciation of the word pumpkin… and he never did find out that I was ready to dive over my desk and wring his neck when he let me know that I wasn’t fat…but that I was instead, chubby….
I’m sure he meant well..
I mean, I think he did.
With some things…you just have to bite your tongue… you know…for the sake of humanity, or for your own sake of sanity…. insanity… whichever works for you.
If anything…he must have left his mark on me…good, bad, or indifferent…. Because I thought of him as I was making this pumpkin pie cocktail…. And I could just hear him as he was walking down the hall…
“Hey Prudy! How’s that punkin pie cocktail?”
“It’s pretty darn delicious, Punkin…it’s pretty darn delicious…”
What is it about Fall that makes us want pumpkin?
I just don’t know.
And this cocktail?
Well, it falls right into that category…
It just tastes just like a frozen pumpkin pie!
You just can’t go wrong with a cocktail that is made with vanilla ice cream, pumpkin, cinnamon, a little pumpkin liquor, and Cointreau. Yes. Cointreau…which brings a slight citrus flavor at the end..not too much, but just enough to make you say hmmm…
This is such a great dessert drink for Thanksgiving..or anytime during the upcoming holiday for that matter…a novelty if anything…fun to make, fun to serve, and fun to drink!
Life is good. It’s a “I can’t believe that I’m talking about the upcoming holidays already…” kind of good..
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- ½ cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup ice
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 oz pumpkin cordial (such as Pumpkin King Cordial, by Roundhouse Spirits)
- 1 oz Cointreau
- Cinnamon for garnish
- Cinnamon Stick for garnish
- Chopped Pecans for garnish
- Combine the vanilla ice cream, canned pumpkin, ice, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, pumpkin cordial, and Cointreau into a blender. Blend until all of the ingredients are fully combined, and the ice is crushed. Add more ice to make it thicker if you prefer.
- Combine the vanilla ice cream, canned pumpkin, ice, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, pumpkin cordial, and Cointreau into a blender.
- Blend until all of the ingredients are fully combined, and the ice is crushed.
- Add more ice to make it thicker if you prefer.
- Garnish with cinnamon, cinnamon stick, and chopped pecans.
I’m sharing this cocktail with the following link parties:
Fiesta Friday at The Novice Gardener with Angie as the lovely host, and Julianna from Foodie on Board, and Hilda from Along the Grapevine as the wonderful co-hosts! It should be a lovely time…I hope to see you there!