Any college football fans in our audience? If so, you’re probably still recovering from this crazy weekend. It was the first time in 15 years that 4 of the top 6 teams in the country lost in the same week, and the turmoil in the polls is crazy. It was an especially good weekend for the state of Mississippi. Mississippi St. started off the day by beating #6 ranked Texas A&M in dominant fashion. Immediately afterwards, in front of the College Gameday crew and tens of thousands of rabid fans, Ole Miss took down #2 ranked perennial powerhouse Alabama. The scene afterwards was insane – the goalposts from the field made it all the way back to a student’s apartment!
How is this relevant? Well, if you watched the broadcast, or have seen any Ole Miss games in the past century, you’ll know that there official drink is the Hot Toddy. You can even find a shout out to the drink in the school’s fight song. We figure that the Ole Miss student body might be a little sick of traditional Hot Toddys after a win like that – they’ve probably been drinking them for 48 hours now. We wanted to offer up an alternative for them, one that was seasonally relevant, tasty, and also sure to help fuel the week long party leading up to next week’s game against A&M. Thus, the Hot Pumpkin Tequila Toddy from Sauza! Here’s the recipe –
Hot Pumpkin Tequila Toddy
- 2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
- ½ part DeKuyper® Mixologist Collection Ginger
- 6 parts apple cider
- ½ part real pumpkin puree
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Small lemon sliced into wheels
- Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
- Dash of fresh ground nutmeg
Preparation: In a non-reactive sauce pan, combine all ingredients except the whipped cream and heat just until steam rises then lower heat to keep warm. To serve, ladle into coffee mugs, top with whipped cream and dust with fresh ground nutmeg.