This is not a Tiki drink, or have anything to do with the culture. I simply felt the desire, after swooping out of the high of apple season, to make a pumpkin drink. It is a pleasant distraction during the cold months, even though not a warm drink. I offer two recipes, whether for a small group of people or many, either way, a blender the tool for this drink.
Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
To Fill a Pitcher: 1 cup Appleton Estate XO 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned) 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. allspice 1 1/2 cup milk 5 cups vanilla ice cream
Blend until smooth. Lightly dust with fresh nutmeg after pouring into pre-chilled glasses.
**Note: What might work best, particularly for those with a normal blender, and not some fancy-schmancy, ultra-expensive blender, divide the ice cream for successful blending, keeping the ice cream liquified.
For 2 drinks: 2 oz Appleton Estate XO 1 oz pumpkin puree (canned) 1/2 oz sugar pinch of cinnamon 1/2 pinch allspice 3 oz milk 10 oz vanilla ice cream
Blend until smooth. **See note above. Lightly dust w/ fresh nutmeg after pouring into pre-chilled glasses.