Drink of the Week: The Pumpkin Spice

Once again in the spirit of the season, our latest drink of the week is none other than “The Pumpkin Spice”, the brainchild of 5 West Pub bartender Tim Citrino. I had the good fortune of witnessing Tim at the tail end of the creative process, when he finally decided that Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur would give the cocktail that added sweetness to make it truly divine. What else gives this seasonal cocktail its delicious edge? Tim uses equal parts Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, brandy, Canton Ginger Liqueur, and Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur shaken to concoct a “Pumpkin Spice”. This blend is then poured over ice, served in a martini glass, and finished with a sprinkling of cinnamon.

Get your pumpkin flavor fix at 5 West’s daily Happy Hour from 3 to 6 pm or late-night, at Reverse Happy Hour from 9 to 11 pm. Keep an eye out for the bar’s blackboard food and drink specials of the day, offering great deals on 5 West signature cocktails, domestic brews, and even their wood-fired pizzas. Or make 5 West your game day headquarters when your team is on the schedule for Sunday football. 5 West is an official member of DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket, allowing them to show every out-of-market game, every Sunday on their six flat screen TVs. Even better, 5 West offers the best of their food and drink specials while you watch the game. Go team!

By Megan Kummer