A spin on the classic White Russian cocktail, which ignites memories of The Dude in his bathrobe and sandals, a milky glass of deliciousness in hand, the pumpkin spiced white Russian has arrived just in time for November. Don’t get me wrong, pumpkin spice lattes are awesome, but sometimes you need a kick in your beverage which only vodka can provide.
I know, many of you are probably fed up with this overly hyped flavor, but I am doing this for the page hits, Springfield! And for the lolz.
Food Which Pairs Well with the Pumpkin Spice White Russian
What food pairs well with a pumpkin spiced white Russian? I answer this with another question – what food DOESN’T pair well with a pumpkin spiced white Russian? Come on people – it’s November which means no fighting, no dieting, and no shaving. Whether you are eating turkey, ham or cranberry sauce, my only recommendation is to tone down the sugar when drinking this tasty beverage because – diabeetus.
For me, I prefer having salty and savory flavors with this cocktail as it’s sweet enough to be a dessert. If I had any recommendations, it would be to stay away from spicy food when drinking this. Sure, the milk dials down the heat, but mixed with alcohol makes for an upset tummy, and no one wants that during Thanksgiving.
In summary, spicy + dairy + alcohol = bad…very, very bad.
You can pair this with pumpkin soup, cranberry arugula salad, any roasted kind of meat you can think of and let’s not forget the mashed potatoes. I would stay light on the carbs though – this drink is filling!
History of the Pumpkin Spiced White Russian
Add a little liquor and everyone becomes a little more creative – I say as I sip on a glass of wine whilst pouring over this article. While I couldn’t find anything on the history of the pumpkin spiced white Russian, I DID happen to make up a fictional rendition of said history.
One upon a time, Mr. Lebowski was walking around, White Russian in hand, when he wandered into a pumpkin patch where an old man was harvesting pumpkins. The old man, carrying a particularly big pumpkin tripped over his shoe laces. The pumpkin dropped so violently that it was destroyed upon hitting the ground and a clump of pumpkin mush flew into the Dude’s glass. He took a sip, loved it and partakes in this delicious beverage every fall. Hence, the Pumpkin Spice White Russian was born.
In summary, this seasonal drink is absolutely lovely to drink during November, but not December. December is all about the eggnog!