If it wasn’t clear from this drink’s chic name, our latest recipe is definitely on the fancy side. Taylor Giroux‘s latte enriched with decadent ginger ice cream, homemade orange-spiced syrup, and pumpkin whip looks extra-polished in a sleek collins glass. Topped with cocoa nibs and an edible flower, this stylish drink is definitely not to be confused with a pumpkin spice latte!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 16 fl oz heavy cream
  • 10 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 heaping spoons mascarpone
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 oranges (peeled and juiced)
  • 1 tbsp cloves (whole)
  • 2 scoops ginger ice cream
  • 2 double shots espresso (we recommend George Howell’s Alchemy Espresso)
  • A splash of half & half
  • Cacao nibs (for garnish)
  • Summer flower (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare pumpkin whip

    Combine pumpkin puree and next 4 ingredients in a stand mixer
    Mix until fluffy and creamy
    Let sit in refrigerator overnight

  2. Prepare orange-spiced syrup

    Dissolve sugar in hot water and slowly add orange juice
    Add orange peels and whole cloves to mixture
    Let sit 3 to 4 hours
    Strain

  3. Pour 3/4 oz of orange-spiced syrup and next 3 ingredients in a shaker

    Shake without ice

  4. Pour contents into chilled collins glass

    Top with enough ice cubes to leave about 1/2 inch of space at the top of the glass

  5. Top with pumpkin whip

  6. Garnish with cacao nibs and a summer flower

— Taylor Giroux,  Signature Drink Curator, George Howell

About the Author: Taylor Giroux, also known on social media as @coffee.papi, is a gem among gems and a wizard of coffee mixology. For Taylor, the act of coffee mixology is not only a job, but an art and expression. Taylor goes beyond the traditional bounds and rules of coffee as well as mixology, and isn’t afraid to take the risk to discover a new sense of satisfaction from his customers and colleagues. On a typical afternoon you will not find Taylor slinging his latté art on the bar, but instead in the kitchen filling IsI siphons, sous-vide bags, and miscellaneous containers of strange and magical liquids. Taylor dives deep into not only the flavor of a coffee, but also the texture and the brewing technique to create the balance of taste components that reminds you of the best cocktail or meal you ever had.

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