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This Boozy Pumpkin Spice Latte is Far from Basic

Pumpkin Spiked Latte anyone? This is not your run of the mill Starbucks version. Because last time I checked, that traditional PSL doesn’t have a lick of bourbon. And what fun is that? Take your favorite Fall drink to delicious sipping status with this homemade and booze infused version from The Whisking Kitchen. Psst… find more perfect for Fall cocktails this way.

While I still love a pumpkin spice latte and all the memories associated with them, I thought for the blog I would need something a bit more sophisticated. After all this is The Whisking Kitchen and around here we love bringing our A game to the party. Don’t get me wrong I love the standard pumpkin spice drink (with soymilk!) and I have probably ordered two in the last week buuuuut this particulary recipe steps up the flavor game just a tad.

In my opinion everything made at home is usually waaaaay better than in a retail store. And while I can order an extra shot of espresso at Starbucks, I don’t think they will ever let me add an extra shot of bourbon. That will be the day won’t it ?!

Boozy Pumpkin Spice Latte
prep time
5 Minute/s
cook time
30 Minute/s
total time
35 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of vanilla soymilk
  • 3 Teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 Ounce of bourbon
  • 2 Cups of whip cream
  • 4 Cups of freshly brewed coffee, French pressed is my preference
  • *Extra pumpkin pie spice for topping whip cream
  1. In a small sauce pan heat soymilk, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and brown sugar.
  2. Heat for 20-30 minutes whisking periodically to ensure smoothness.
  3. Pour quarter of pumpkin mixture and bourbon into a mug and top with 1 Cup of hot coffee.
  4. Top with plenty of whip cream and extra pumpkin pie spice!
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Recipe and Styling: Elizabeth Van Lierde

Copy This Fall Party Blueprint for a Perfectly Festive Fete

It’s that time of year when the calendar starts filling up with cocktail parties, Friendsgiving meals and holidays with family. And chances are you’re hosting at least one of the above. Get inspired to fully deck out your Fall shindig with a few details that will take it to the next level. Leather, copper, lush florals and a cider bar are all tucked inside this masterpiece crafted by Kari Rider Events +Elizabeth Fogarty.

A change in season signifies one thing at Kari Rider Events: new studio décor! And this autumn, we’re absolutely smitten with our “speckled fall” tablescape design, complete with the most fitting marbled enamel plates, gorgeous hand-lettered leather place cards, and free-flowing florals in soft sunset tones.

We contrasted warm fall shades of amber and copper with our signature white and grey hues to create a fresh take on fall that perfectly fits our clean and crisp style.

Little vignettes around the studio help complete the look, including the most adorable Cider Bar station, a stunning escort card board flanked by a jaw-dropping floral urn, and a seasonally styled bar cart featuring a muted gold sequin cake and lots of fall cocktail essentials! We may not leave the studio for the rest of the season!

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Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty | Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events | Floral Design: Crimson and Clover Floral Design, Inc. | Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy | Cake & Dessert: Steve Konopelski Patissier | Cider & Spirits: Hair O' The Dog | Escort Board Calligraphy: Just Write Studios | Farm Table: Eastern Shore Tents And Events | Plates: Party Rental LTD | Rentals: White Glove Rentals | Runner: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

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15 Dining Rooms We Want to Host Thanksgiving In

I genuinely love hosting Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday to roundup a gathering of loved ones (and not just because we get to indulge in the leftovers). Mostly because it’s a rare chance to pretty up the dining room table and pull out all the entertaining stops. And of course, the love and laughter that ensues around said table. Hosting this year, too? Here are 15 beauties to inspire your turkey day scene.

15 Dining Rooms We Want to Host Thanksgiving In
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