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National Caramel Month

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National Caramel Month

Did you know that it’s National Caramel Month? We didn’t either. What we did know is that caramel is delicious. This ingredient is made of sugar heated to 340° Fahrenheit and is often combined with other ingredients like milk, condensed milk, corn syrup, molasses, or butter. It is an especially delightful treat in the fall because of how nicely it pairs with seasonal favorites like apples and cinnamon. 

If you like caramel, try the Dumplin Creek Salted Caramelicious Moonshine. It’s a rich mix of salty and sweet. Whether you choose to drink it straight or try our Caramel Apple cocktail recipe, which combines the Salted Caramelicious with the Dumplin Creek Apple Pie Moonshine and apple cider, you’ll love this celebration all month long. For some more inspiration, here are a few other options for caramel-themed drinks that celebrate fall and the flavors of the sugary deliciousness of caramel. 

If you’re in the mood for a more dessert-style drink, try one of these. 

  • Salted Caramel White Russian – Instead of a traditional White Russian, try a version with Caramel Vodka, Kahlua, and Cream (or milk). Shake and pour over ice, but don’t forget the caramel rim!
  • Caramel Appletini – Mix 2 ounces of Caramel Vodka, 1.5 ounces of apple juice, 0.25 ounces each of lemon juice, and simple syrup, shake well over ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with apple slices and, of course, a caramel rim. 

If you’re celebrating Halloween with friends and family, try one of these cocktails. 

  • Salted Caramel Apple Cider – Adults don’t need to have all the fun. Mix warm apple cider with caramel syrup, sprinkle in sea salt and voila – a beverage the whole family can enjoy (try making it in a crockpot for parties). Skipping the mocktails? Add brandy or bourbon for a seasonal kick. 
  • Caramel Apple Sangria – Perfect for a party, mix a bottle of pinot grigio, 1 cup of caramel vodka, and 6 cups of apple cider into a large pitcher. Add two chopped apples to the pitcher and serve cold, over ice. 

No matter how you choose to celebrate the fall flavors and sugary sweetness of caramel, we can’t wait to hear what you’re drinking, so stop by for a tasting the next time you’re in the area.

Kent Merritt

Gatlinburg native Kent Merrit oversees the behind-the-scenes operations at Old Tennessee Distilling Company. He has over 35 years of manufacturing and business management experience and is passionate about developing and promoting businesses with exceptional products and excellent customer service. He invites you to pop in at Old Tennessee Distilling Co. for a free tasting of moonshine and distilled spirits. "Take a moment, take a sip, and get a taste for Tennessee."

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