This holiday drink recipe from Cookingchanneltv.com, titled the ‘Spiced Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshake,’ will be your new best friend this winter season. Not only is this frothy, alcoholic beverage delicious, it’s more socially acceptable to sip on it than to camp out in your childhood bedroom armed with nothing but your phone charger and a bottle of gin. Apprehensive holiday-goers need not fear: this delectable treat will make mind-numbing small talk and prying, inappropriately intimate questions from your relatives somewhat bearable.
Best of all, the recipe is refreshingly simple. Just mix vanilla ice cream, pumpkin, bourbon, half-and-half, maple syrup and a touch of pumpkin pie spice into the blender and enjoy your alcoholic smoothie like the adult you are.
As for the calorie-intake, you can rest easy knowing that you have the privilege of hiding beneath thick sweaters and creative layering for at least another few months.