Pumpkin pie is my fav Thanksgiving food. My mom makes it every year and I don’t even attempt making it usually because anytime I ever make one of her recipes they never taste the same. But I had this great idea to make a chai pumpkin pie because we just bought a big ol bag of my favorite chai mix and ever since having Remy I still want sugar all day long.
If you follow my IG stories you probably saw that I didn’t have a whole lot of luck with this pie. Really, I’m surprised that this post even exists because nothing was going in the right direction. I for some reason thought we had eggs (we didn’t) and then my stand mixer crapped out and then when I finally made a pie and put it in the oven I burned my hand on the rack and spilled half of the filling on the floor. I was pretty sure that this stupid pie just wasn’t meant to be made. But I was soooo wrong.
Ricky convinced me to remake it and I put up a big fight but I’m so glad he won because this is the second best pumpkin pie ever! For real.
Summer has only just begun and I’m avoiding going outside because I cannot breathe in 100% humidity. Instead we’ve been staying cool inside and prepping for the 4th of July festivities. So what better to do than make cocktails and watch the remaining few hours of Shark Week!
If you’re going to be having a 4th of July party and aren’t really into the red white and blue food dyed everything, this cocktail will kill it! Don’t be fooled by the subtle colors because this drink is an all American Classic. It’s super simple, classy, and it’s freaking American. It’s origins go all the way back to 1917 where it was named after the Clover Club, a men’s club in Philadelphia. The drink has a light sweetness with the raspberry syrup, but the frothiness of the egg white gives it lots of body. It’s definitely one of those dangerous drinks where the alcohol will sneak up on you.
WHAT YOU NEED
2 oz. of your favorite American gin
.5 oz lemon juice
1 egg white
.5 oz raspberry syrup
Raspberries + blueberries for garnish
WHAT TO DO
Add all of your ingredients to a shaker and then fill with ice. Shake shake shake then strain into a glass! Garnish with a raspberries and blueberries for a more patriotic look.
If you don’t have the raspberry syrup it’s pretty simple to make with water, sugar, and raspberries. I made a batch enough to make 4 drinks by boiling 2 ounces of water and dissolving 2 ounces of sugar. Muddle the raspberries into the simple syrup then strain the seeds.
I hope you liked this as much as I did! I know the egg white can throw you off a bit, but I personally love the addition of the egg white. I also used Old St. Pete Gin because it’s local to me and distilled in America. But you’re more than welcome to use whatever your favorite gin may be!