Trailblazer Cocktail
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Trailblazer- Maple Pumpkin Bourbon Cocktail


Trailblazer- Maple Pumpkin Bourbon Cocktail

The Trailblazer is fall in the form of a cocktail. This flavorful bourbon is a mixture of pumpkin seed and maple syrup which makes it the perfect drink to sip on during the season.

  • Author: Nigal Vann


  • 1.5oz Maker’s 46
  • .5oz pumpkin seed infused Dolin blanc vermouth*
  • .5oz Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry
  • 1 dropper allspice dram
  • 1 bar spoon maple syrup



Add to mixing glass and stir for 15 seconds with ice. Prep a rocks glass with flamed mace. Add ice and pour cocktail. Garnish with skewered caramel and cheddar popcorn (recommend Garrett’s)

*Pumpkin Seed Dolin Blanc Vermouth: roast a half cup of raw pumpkin seeds with thin layer of olive oil and minimal salt in oven at 350 degrees until fragrant (about 7 minutes). Add to Mason jar and lightly muddle to crack open seeds. Add one cup of Dolin blanc vermouth and cover and sit at room temperature for no more than 6 hours. Strain out seeds.

*Mace: infuse nutmeg in a high proof (190 proof) neutral spirit and add to atomizer. Spray over a flame, into the glass.

Glassware: Rocks glass

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