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Our Gucci Spice Latte Is Extra Fancy

So much better than a PSL!

by Team Trade | June 07, 2019

If it wasn't clear from this drink's chic name, our latest recipe is definitely on the fancy side. Taylor Giroux's latte enriched with decadent ginger ice cream, homemade orange-spiced syrup, and pumpkin whip looks extra-polished in a sleek collins glass. Topped with cocoa nibs and an edible flower, this stylish drink is definitely not to be confused with a pumpkin spice latte!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 16 fl oz heavy cream
  • 10 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 heaping spoons mascarpone
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 oranges (peeled and juiced)
  • 1 tbsp cloves (whole)
  • 2 scoops ginger ice cream
  • 2 double shots espresso (we recommend George Howell’s Alchemy Espresso)
  • A splash of half & half
  • Cacao nibs (for garnish)
  • Summer flower (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare pumpkin whip

Combine pumpkin puree and next 4 ingredients in a stand mixer
Mix until fluffy and creamy
Let sit in refrigerator overnight

  1. Prepare orange-spiced syrup

Dissolve sugar in hot water and slowly add orange juice
Add orange peels and whole cloves to mixture
Let sit 3 to 4 hours
Strain

  1. Pour 3/4 oz of orange-spiced syrup and next 3 ingredients in a shaker

Shake without ice

  1. Pour contents into chilled collins glass

Top with enough ice cubes to leave about 1/2 inch of space at the top of the glass

  1. Top with pumpkin whip
  1. Garnish with cacao nibs and a summer flower

— Taylor Giroux,  Signature Drink Curator, George Howell

About the Author: Taylor Giroux, also known on social media as  @coffee.papi, is a gem among gems and a wizard of coffee mixology. For Taylor, the act of coffee mixology is not only a job, but an art and expression. Taylor goes beyond the traditional bounds and rules of coffee as well as mixology, and isn’t afraid to take the risk to discover a new sense of satisfaction from his customers and colleagues. On a typical afternoon you will not find Taylor slinging his latt_é_ art on the bar, but instead in the kitchen filling  IsI siphons, sous-vide bags, and miscellaneous containers of strange and magical liquids. Taylor dives deep into not only the flavor of a coffee, but also the texture and the brewing technique to create the balance of taste components that reminds you of the best cocktail or meal you ever had.