Crop Organic Vodka Announces Return of its Spiced Pumpkin Vodka

Crop Organic Vodka Spiced PumpkinNEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As autumn arrives, thoughts turn to … pumpkins.  So it’s no surprise, then, that Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka has been so well received. This amber-hued expression of Crop Organic Vodka captures the seasonal delight of plump roasted pumpkin and baking spices.

Wherever you are in the country, autumn is the time for Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka. In Boston, where the days quickly turn crisp at summer’s end, Top of the Hub’s head bartender, Arley Howard, caters to his fellow New Englanders’ longstanding taste for ginger with his Pumpkin Ginger Cooler. He notes how well this seasonal vodka pairs with most fall-style dishes.

In sunny Florida, Nick Nistico, Corporate Beverage Program Development Specialist for Florida’s Premier Beverage Company, appreciates the combination of Crop’s exquisitely spiced vodka and inherently spicy rye to create a seasonal twist on a julep. And since relaxing by the pool in Florida is still an option in the fall, he particularly enjoys refreshing drinks, such as the beer-topped Pumpkin Cocktail with its double dose of pumpkin, and the lemony Pumpkin Collins. Nistico also recommends adding Crop Pumpkin Vodka to a pina colada for a taste of autumn.

As with all of Crop’s fresh expressions–Artisanal, Cucumber, Tomato, and Meyer Lemon–Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka is produced to strict USDA organic standards. It starts with the purely finest ingredients available and is distilled from 100 percent American grain, kept free of GMOs, artificial fertilizers and synthetic pesticides.

The following seasonal recipes were created by Arley Howard of Top of the Hub and Nick Nistico of Premier Beverage Company.

Crop Organic Pumpkin Ginger Cooler
(Arley Howard, Top of the Hub)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 lemon slice
2 parts Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka
1 part ginger liqueur
1 part sour mix
Ginger ale
In a highball glass, muddle brown sugar with lemon and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Add ice, Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka, ginger liqueur, and sour mix. Shake contents and then top with ginger ale.

Plymouth Rock Julep
(Nick Nistico, Premier Beverage Company)
2 parts Rye whiskey
1 part Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka
1/2 part cinnamon syrup
5 dashes Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Swizzle all ingredients with ice and then top with crushed ice.  Garnish with a candy-corn pumpkin and grated cinnamon.

Pumpkin Cocktail
(Nick Nistico, Premier Beverage Company)
1 part Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka
5 dashes bitters
Top with pumpkin ale.

Pumpkin Collins
(Nick Nistico, Premier Beverage Company)
2 parts Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka
1 part fresh lemon juice
1/2 part simple syrup
Shake with ice and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel dusted with cinnamon.