And doesn't it look pretty in this Waterford crystal glass? It's one of two remaining glasses my parents brought back from Ireland in 1967. The others were broken over the years; my parents didn't have a dishwasher and the glasses met their demise during hand washing. The pattern is Clare, one of Waterford's original patterns. Replacements Ltd. has some of the old fashioned glasses, like mine, for $110 each. My parents also brought back a beautiful pitcher and some sherry glasses in the same pattern, which I enjoy using.
Now, back to the cocktail recipe. Mix 1 ounce of the pumpkin punch mixer with 1 ounce of rum, 2 ounces of sparking white wine and 2 ounces of sparkling water. I left out the sparkling water and used some ice cubes instead. Better yet? Use bourbon or whiskey instead of rum; my choice is Knob Creek. This is the perfect autumn cocktail, both in looks and in flavor.