October 25, 2012

Pumpkin Cream Liqueur, Macarons and Smoothies

This past weekend I was introduced to a delicious beverage made with pumpkin cream liqueur.  When I went shopping this week, I discovered that it's a very popular item this time of year.  One store was completely sold out and the other store had two bottles left...I almost bought both bottles :)
 
Pumpkin cream liqueur is great as a warm drink with frothed milk, or as a cold drink, with ice and milk in a cocktail shaker.  However a pumpkin cake martini is my favorite way to drink it, which just requires the addition of a cake vodka, such as UV Cake or Three Olives Cake. 

 
 
Until this week, I had never tried macarons...you know, the French cookies that Americans tend to call macaroons.  If you're looking for more information, The Kitchn has an interesting post on macarons vs macaroons.
 
I hadn't planned to get macarons from two different places the same day, it was just a happy coincidence that Chris was going to Rocket Baby for a baguette and I had lunch near Le Rêve.  I preferred the taste of Le Rêve's, especially the pistachio one.
 

This week I have gotten back into the habit of making smoothies for breakfast.  A vegan friend of the family recently shared a smoothie recipe that I'm now making.  The ingredients include an apple, an orange, flax seeds, frozen berries and greens (I've been using frozen chopped collard greens).

Oh, and cup of juice.  I've used both orange juice and apple cider this week.  I like to pour my smoothie into a 20 oz plastic container, so I can drink some for breakfast and take the remainder with me to work.

5 comments:

  1. I was just wondering the other day where I could get some macarons around here. Unfortunately, I'm never in Tosa, but I will be in Brookfield tomorrow. Maybe I can make a slight detour.

    Also, CAKE VODKA. So good. I'm usually not a fan of creamy liqueur type stuff, so I probably wouldn't like the pumpkin, but I do like finding more uses for the Three Olives cake vodka we have.

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    1. Totally worth the detour, although I can come up with lots of justifications to go to Le Rêve :) Agreed, love finding new uses for cake vodka!

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  2. I love that photo of everything in the blender. And Le Reve is one of my favorite places near the city :) We were just there a few weeks ago.

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  3. Maybe we should do a Le Reve blogger meet-up sometime! I've only been there once.

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    1. Love the idea of a blogger meetup at Le Reve!

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