Cunningly created by Paul Richardson – Mixology Consultant, Halloween 2017.
50 ml of Wild Knight® English Vodka
10 dried apricots or apricot purée
500 ml apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 slices ginger
1 vanilla pod
200 ml pumpkin purée (blend 500 gm to make)
Soak the apricots, if using dried, in water for 4 hours until soft.
Add 500ml apple juice, one cinnamon stick, 2 slices ginger and one vanilla pod (cut open) to a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins.
Blend the apricots with the water until smooth. Add pumpkin and a pinch of nutmeg until smooth.
Strain the mix through a sieve into a blender and blend until mixed together.
Strain the whole mixture off and chill.
Pour 50ml of wild knight vodka into a cocktail glass. Top up with the pumpkin juice mix.
Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Can be served warm on a cold spooky night.