Y'all know I love cocktails, but you should also know that this Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail recipe was made possible because Drizly supplied me with all of the alcohol needed to make this cocktail idea a reality. All opinions are my own.
Right off the bat, I'm going to have to admit: I don't like pecan pie. But ya know what I DO like? Bourbon. And Vodka. And cocktails. So when it comes to pecan pie at Thanksgiving and Christmas, I like mine in a glass as a Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail.
This cocktail is sweeter than my usual cocktails, but don't let that fool you. It's strong. REALLY strong. And hey, pecan pie is sweet! For me, TOO sweet, which is why I much prefer its flavors cut with a little bite of booze.
I like it over ice ( cuts the sweetness a little more ), but you could definitely make this Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail into a Bourbon Pecan Pie Martini by shaking it over ice and serving it up instead of making it in the glass on the rocks.
Pecans are not a necessary garnish, but I think they liven things up a little bit. Scatter some around the area where you are making the drink so that you feel very food-blogger while you are making it.
Food bloggers always like to scatter things around.
Do you have any Fall and Winter dessert-inspired drinks you like to make? I've got quite a few that I love listed below, with more to come! It's easy to keep those creative juices (and by creative juices, I mean bourbon ) flowing when you realize that you don't even have to leave the house to order Maker's Mark from Drizly.
Hey, by the way, you might like some of my other seasonal favorites:
Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail
- 1 ounce Maker's Mark Bourbon
- 1 1/2 ounces Evangeline Pecan Praline liqueur
- 1/2 ounce vodka of your choice
- Pour all ingredients over ice and stir.