A ridiculously easy boozy pumpkin milkshake with graham, caramel, and bourbon. Hello holiday entertaining!

A ridiculously easy boozy pumpkin milkshake with graham, caramel, and bourbon. Hello holiday entertaining!

I once read an article that felt so me, I just had to laugh. It’s about being overdriven, yet incredibly lazy at the same time.

Hear me out.

When it comes to projects, tasks, and work, I am a rather motivated person. I love big undertakings, I love feeling a sense of accomplishment, and my desire to succeed is very intrinsic. I’ve held a job since the age of 15, and am constantly wrapped up in something or other.

But I also need my down time. I require weekly time to Netflix & chill. I always take up the groceries in one trip so as to not have to go back a second time. And I take pleasure in spending an entire day doing nothing but eating and relaxing. 

Because the article can say it better than I can, here are a few highlighted dichotomies:

You’re either dressed to the nines or you haven’t changed your sweatpants in days. When you deem it appropriate, you know how to craft yourself into an avatar of stylish, fashionable, groomed, suave perfection; but the rest of the time? You wear leggings. And postpone any clothes with structure for as long as you can manage. 

A ridiculously easy boozy pumpkin milkshake with graham, caramel, and bourbon. Hello holiday entertaining!You have one, very close best friend… and that’s basically it. You desire a deep sense of belonging and love but don’t in any way have the desire or energy to keep up with a large group of people in any kind of not-shallow-bullshit-see-you-once-a-month-and-call-it-friendship way.

Most of your success can be attributed to having big goals and dreams and absolutely none of the energy to execute them. You end up finding better, easier, faster ways… starting companies and becoming your own boss. Thinking outside the box, for lack of a less cliché term.

This article comes to mind especially because this month is very busy for me. I just came back from a nearly week long trip, and have Alex coming to Boston in one week. Right after that I fly out to Chicago for freelancing, then am off to a retreat in Utah. And I haven’t finished planning my October posts.

A part of me sees all this moving and grooving as a bit of a stressor, but another part of me longs for it. I get excited about a full schedule and things to do every day. I enjoy planning my weekly calendar to the hour, then taking Friday night to unwind from it all.

I think that’s what makes me an entrepreneur- that constant drive to create and to be a part of. It’s what makes it possible for me to see short deadlines and not freak out; rather, I embrace them as a new challenge and experience.

So bring it on, October. I’m ready and waiting for you. Let’s cheers to a boozy milkshake to celebrate.

What do you guys think–can you relate? What are your thoughts on being motivaizy (that’s my new word. let’s make it a thing).

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RECIPE

Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake

Serves 2 milkshakes     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, warmed
  • 1/2 cup toasted graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 6 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup bourbon

Instructions

  1. Place the toasted graham cracker crumbs on a tea plate. Wet the rim of your serving glass by dipping it into the top of a glass of water, then dip the wet rim into the crumbs. Drizzle the warm caramel sauce around the glass, being sure to drizzle up and down the sides of the glass. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, milk, and bourbon. Blend on high speed until fully combined.
  3. Pour into serving glasses. Serve immediately.

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46 comments

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This is one sassy looking drink!! ALL OVER THIS! Also, that first photo of yours is pure gold. Gorgeous!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Katrina!

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Your styling in these photos is spot on! These milkshakes look divineeee. And good luck with all the things this October!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Erica! You’re too kind. And thanks for the good wishes!

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Well, you know I love myself a boozy milkshake! These are ON POINT! Good luck with all the October craziness. And yes to either being full on dressed or in sweats. That basically describes my whole situation. I like to call it “pizza and champagne”. Because you know, sometimes you want $4 greasy take out pizza and sometimes you want champagne. Ha! XOXO

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Pizza and champagne is the PERFECT way to describe it. You know it girl!

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I am SO in the same boat! I either want nothing to do with the world and am in sweatpants for a day or two or want to go out and do alllll the things in the cutest dresses. You can totally drive through October, you got this! I’m feeling a little frazzled myself, with traveling and not really being planned out yet, but it will all get there 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right?! It’s such a wonderful, weird life 🙂

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I am pretty sure I read this exact article. Totally agree! Also boozy pumpkin milkshake is out of this world. xoxo!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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RIGHT? So appropriate. <3

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Hahah motivaizy, I love it. I’m with you, I have grand plans, and while most of the time they are executed, it’s typically not before a serious bout of procrastination. Ha.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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That’s exactly it! Grand plans that happen, but not before some serious R&R 🙂

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I think it’s way healthier to be overdriven and healthy at the same time Sarah! Those who are too overdriven are wound too tight and those who are just lazy never get anything done. So it’s the perfect balance as I see it! I think I’ll toast to it with these boozy milkshakes!!

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Ha! I love that article and am so right there with ya! Each point had me straight up nodding at my computer screen lol. These milksakes look INSANELY good,and I love they they are boozy, too. The perfect [LAZY] Friday night treat!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It’s so relatable 🙂 So glad you agree! And yes, perfect Lazy Friday Night treat 🙂

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Cheers to October! You’ve got this Sarah! 🙂

(haha I feel you on the motivaizy!)

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you love 🙂

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Mercury is in retrograde!!! I’m not one for astrology, but it perfectly explains why EVERYONE (myself included) is in a weird funk right now. In the meantime, deliciousness like this (and also, admittedly, lots of pasta made in my dorm) is getting me through it all 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ahaha! It makes so much sense 🙂

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I am totally with you on the motivazy thing — I have all of these ideas and zero energy to execute all of them. I think taking a break every once in a while is what keeps me sane through it all. And probably drinking this boozy milkshake. I’m adding that to my to-do list. 😉

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I totally agree. Breaks + booze are what gets me through the week 🙂

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Lazy girls unite! I’m so with you. And thank you for bringing on the booze 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You’re welcome! Teehee

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I definitely relate to all three of those definitions. Heck the past two days have shared the same yoga pants and yet I have three deadlines for next week. Ahhhh! I need this boozy milkshake to get my rear off the couch 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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YES, that’s it exactly!! Thank goodness for milkshakes 😉

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I can relate to much of this (minus wearing the same sweatpants for days. . .being the clean freak that I am). I can’t think of a better way to unwind from all the madness. I can see is now. . .me sipping on this autumn inspired boozy milkshake while wrapped up in my faux fur throw.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Haha, and you’re better for it! And YES to faux fur throws– girl, we’re the same!

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Oh my gosh!!!! I AM THAT PERSON TOO. Seriously, that article defines me to a T. Maybe we are related?! Haha! Although, I’m definitely guilty of getting stressed sometimes 😉

Also, these milkshakes are pure magic. Can’t wait to meet you in a few (short) weeks!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I mean, we’re both ginger, so I think it’s possible…
SO EXCITED TO MEET YOU TOO!

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OMG Yes Girlfriend. Seriously yes yes yes all day!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You’re the sweetest :*

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1) These photos are INCREDIBLE (especially that first one… LOVE)
2) You and I are the same! Every one of those things applied to me, too… I need to go read that article! Best wishes with the rest of your October, I know you will manage to power on through 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Sam! Using the milkshake strength to get me through 🙂

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Oh my gosh, I totally relate to that article too. I sometimes wish there were more hours in the week so I can get everything on my list done and still have plenty of relaxation time. I love your recipes and can’t wait to make this one for an upcoming get-together!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right?! It’s a weird life wanting both things simultaneously. And do let me know what you think!!!

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I would drink five of these milkshakes and get rip roaring drunk. What can i say? I’m a light weight.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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YES. YES YES YES.

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I also can totally relate to that article. It seems like I am always deciding whether to conquer the world or stay home and bake. Thank you for all your great posts, especially the photography tips!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ahaha, staying home to bake IS conquering the world in a way, is it not? 🙂

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I feel like that article pretty much describes everybody–it’s a common struggle, I think 😛

These milkshakes look amazing! Love the graham cracker rim, such a great idea 🙂

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This is genius and as always, love the photos!

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Loved the recipe and the pictures.

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