The Lion, The Witch, and The (Low Carb) Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

A festive fall low carb riff on a classic White Russian Cocktail. This pumpkin spiced inspired coffee cocktail is the perfect way to ring in the Autumn season and sip well into the holidays.

This week’s Bon Appeteach “Book Club” fall decade series brings us to the 1950’s, featuring one of the most popular books ever written by C.S Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Two components helped inspire this week’s drink. The first, being the fact that we are now officially less than a week away from Thanksgiving (thus the pumpkin spice). The second form of inspiration is the book’s antagonist, the White Witch (she was the one who froze all of Narnia… get with it kids).

This week’s cocktail feature vodka, coffee (instead if a coffee liqueur), and of course notes of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Find the full recipe for the Pumpkin Spice White Russian below.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

“School” Supplies:

“Class” Notes:

Not Shaken, Not Stirred-

This cocktail is built over ice in a rocks glass. Start by filling the glass with ice. You can opt to chill the glass or even make coffee flavored ice cubes as well. This helps prevent the drink from getting too watered down, but isn’t necessary (just drink it faster… that’s what I do).

A traditional White Russian will use a coffee liquor like Kahlua for example. Liquors often have a lot of added sugars or sweeteners, so to keep this lower carb I just used some strongly brewed coffee instead. Sub it back for Kahlua if you prefer (or other coffee liquor).

Pour in the vodka and the coffee. Next, add the creamer. I prefer to use a bar spoon (hold it upside down over the glass) to pour the pumpkin pie spice creamer over the top.

By using this method, I find it helps disperse the cream over the top and creates a more gradient and ombre look to the cocktail. Finish the cocktail off with a bit of freshly grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick set on the rim of the glass.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer-

Pumpkin Spice Creamer is also very easy to make and is a great addition to regular coffee, as well as this cocktail. Just follow the recipe for my Keto Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup here and then mix with heavy cream. This sweetener is great, but you can also just use my Keto Simple Syrup recipe and add some pumpkin spice too it as well if you’re in a pinch! 

Shake it well in a cocktail shaker first or in a glass jar! It stores great as as coffee creamer like this or keep the syrup stored separately if desired. To get the 1 oz. needed for this drink just mix 1/2 oz. of the syrup mixture with 1/2 oz. of the cream to combine. If you like your cocktails sweeter, add more sweetener as needed!

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

If you’re feeling a little festive this fall and you’re looking for a cocktail to share, I hope you try this Pumpkin Spice White Russian! Be sure to also check out my Apple Cider Whiskey Smash or my Sidewalker Beer Cocktail too! 

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The Lower Carb Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

A festive fall low carb riff on a classic White Russian Cocktail. This pumpkin spiced inspired coffee cocktail is the perfect way to ring in the Autumn season and sip well into the holidays.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker combine the vodka and the coffee and pour into a rocks glass over ice.
  2. In the empty shaker, combine the pumpkin spice syrup with the heavy cream and shake.
  3. Use a spoon to carefully pour it onto the the top of the vodka and coffee mixture. Sprinkle a little fresh nutmeg over the top and serve with a cinnamon stick if desired.

Notes

Don't have time to make the pumpkin spice syrup? Find a good pumpkin spice creamer and sub instead!