1/2 lime, cut into 4 pieces
1/2 ounce agave nectar
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger or 1/2 ounce ginger syrup
1 1/2 ounces cachaca (Brazilian liquor) or white rum
1 1/2 ounces pumpkin puree
Garnish: Nutmeg and a Lime wheel
  1. Muddle the 4 pieces of lime, agave nectar, and fresh ginger in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add cachaca or white rum, pumpkin puree, and ice. Shake until thoroughly mixed and chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice, and garnish with grated nutmeg and a lime wheel.

October is here, and it's time to start using pumpkins for more than just pie and pumpkin spiced lattes. The Pumpkin Capirinha Cocktail is a great way to add some festive Fall flavor to your dinner party libations, without adding lots of refined sugars. Sweetened with natural agave nectar, this pumpkin elixir is sweet, delicious, and refreshing. And don't forget! Pumpkin is a great source of Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Potassium, providing a slightly healthier edge to your average cocktail. Beware! The ginger will add some spice, so grate as needed. Welcome to Fall, Enjoy! 

Dr. Vincent