Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte


Even though it might not fully feel like it, fall is officially here! The day that they were available, Maggie and I went to Starbucks to get our inaugural Pumpkin Spice Latte's.


They were so delicious that it inspired me to make my own version - spiked, of course, to enjoy on the weekends!

Here's what you need: -espresso -Bailey's -milk -whipped cream -pumpkin spice -cinnamon sticks -sugar -honey -espresso maker


Here's what to do: 1) Brew some espresso.  While it brews, in a saucepan, combine 1 cup milk, 1 tbsp. sugar, 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree and 1/2 a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.  Heat up slowly on low heat, stirring to combine ingredients.  Once mixture is hot, remove from heat and whisk until milk is foamed. 2) While espresso is brewing, get two separate, flat plates. Squeeze some honey onto the first plate, and sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar onto the other one.  Rim your glasses first with honey and next with the cinnamon sugar mixture.


3) In each rimmed glass, pour 1 oz. of Bailey's.  Add espresso on top of Bailey's in each glass. Then, add pumpkin foamed milk, filling each glass about 3/4 of the way. 4) Top with whipped cream.  Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and a cinnamon stick.


I promise - this baby is as delicious as it looks! Grab your flannel scarf and warm up with the help of this latte.  Oh wait, just kidding.  It's still 80 degrees.


Until next week... Cheers!