Pumpkin & Cinnamon Spiced White Russians with Star Anise

How many times have you taken a drink at a party, placed it down somewhere, started chatting with other guests only to find that you forgot which glass is yours? I’ve done it a million times and to be honest, it’s annoying.

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Well, folks. Not anymore. NOPE. You are going to absolutely LOVE what I have in store for you today just in time to celebrate the upcoming holiday season.

Check out these amazing Wine Glass Writers. I mean, how brilliant are these? Just write your guest’s name on their glass and there’s no reason to keep searching for their drink!

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When the ladies behind Wine Glass Writer reached out to me last year, they were kind enough to send me samples of their product. I instantly fell IN love with not only the writers but the team behind this genius idea. So here goes, I’m going to give you the scoop behind the mother/daughter dynamic duo who created this business.

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Jeannine Fradelizio searched for an improvement to her wine charm trinkets as she became tired of pouring beautiful (and often expensive!) wines down the drain at every party. She soon realized the best way to prevent abandoned glasses of beautiful red and whites was to find a better way for her guests to label their cups. Soon, Jeannine began testing markers available on the market, only to find they either failed to write clearly, they smudged easily, or the ink was tough to wipe off.

Frustrated, Jeannine decided that if no solution existed, it was time to create her own! This began her year-long search for the perfect glass writing ink. After testing over 30 options alongside a chemist, she finally found the winner: an ink that had bright colors, a smudge-free finish, and hassle-free cleaning.

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Since launching Wine Glass Writer in 2010 with the help of her daughter, Renee, family-owned stores, wineries, kitchen shops, and other brilliant businesses have embraced the fun and functionality of Wine Glass Writer.

The writers are totally non-toxic and can be used on a variety of glass and ceramic ware. Last month, a I hosted a large dinner party and used them to write each guest’s name on edible place cards. Yes, I wrote on fruit (namely an apple) and they worked wonderfully!

The possibilities are endless with these writers and there is no better time than now to get your creative HAT ON.

They truly deserved to have their own signature drink for the holidays, so I created these yummy Pumpkin & Cinnamon Spiced White Russians with Star Anise. They are so delish that no one is going to even put their drink DOWN, even if their names are written all over it.

I know what your next question is. Will these writers wash off easily from your glassware? Absolutely! Just a little warm soapy water and boom, your glasses are ready to party again.

I think I may have mentioned this in the past, but I’m going to say it again. I truly believe in the products I feature. I’m 100% positive that you will love these as much as I do.

Buy em’ for yourself or make someone very happy by gifting these to your host for the holidays!

Star Anise

Pumpkin & Cinnamon Spiced White Russian With Star Anise Recipe

Author: simply beautiful eating

Serves: 1


  • 4 tablespoons Kahlua
  • 6 tablespoons ice cold milk, almond or coconut is fine too
  • 1½ tablespoons vanilla vodka
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons canned pumpkin puree
  • ⅛ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • Coconut whipped cream – store bought is fine


Combine Kahlua, milk, vodka, pumpkin puree and pie spice in a small cocktail shaker until well combined. Garnish with coconut whipped cream, cinnamon stick and star anise.

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About the Author:
Guest post by simply beautiful eating. Disclaimer – this post was sponsored by Wine Glass Writer, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.