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5 Pumpkin Spice Cocktails To Elevate Your Evenings

Pumpkin Spice Cocktails

As autumn comes in with its cool breeze, nature draws a beautiful picture of reds, yellows, and oranges. It's a season of transformation, and nothing quite captures the essence of fall like the aromatic allure of pumpkin. Amid this enchanting backdrop, pumpkin spice cocktails emerge as the perfect companions. These delectable concoctions blend the warmth of spices with the rich, earthy notes of pumpkin, offering a symphony of flavours that mirror the autumnal palette. Picture sipping on a creamy Pumpkin Spice Martini or a cosy Pumpkin Old Fashioned by a crackling fire. From pumpkin-infused liqueurs to creative blends, these cocktails invite you to indulge in the rich, comforting spirit of autumn, making the season's transition a truly delicious experience.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Embrace the autumn spirit with the indulgent Pumpkin Spice White Russian Cocktail! This timeless White Russian recipe gets a seasonal infusion of pumpkin spice, ideal for adding a festive touch to your Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. Crafted with finesse, it's a velvety cocktail that's not only simple to prepare but also a joy to savour.

This drink serves two people.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 89 ml 2 shot glasses good quality vodka
  • 89 ml 2 shot glasses pumpkin spice creamer
  • 45 ml 1 shot glass coffee liquor
  • Whipped Cream and pumpkin pie spice for garnish

For Rim

  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp sugar or sparkling sugar
  • 3 tbsp crushed graham crackers

Method 

On a small plate, mix the bottom crust ingredients together. Place a drop of water on the edge of two cups and then dip them into the graham mixture. Press them to coat well and set it aside. Use a large drink shaker that is full of ice to add the vodka, creamer, and coffee liquor. Lightly shake until everything is mixed and cold. Put it in cups, and then add pumpkin pie spice and whipped cream on top. Have fun!

Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Pumpkin Old Fashioned 

Raise a toast to autumn with the Pumpkin Old Fashioned, a seasonal twist on the timeless favorite. Crafted using genuine pumpkin, maple syrup, and bourbon, this cocktail encapsulates the cherished fall flavors you anticipate and adore in a delightful seasonal libation.

This drink serves two people.

Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 74 ml bourbon
  • 30 ml pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin purée
  • 1-2 dashes black walnut bitters
  • Orange peel, cinnamon stick, and a bourbon cherry for garnish

Method :

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the bourbon, maple syrup, pumpkin purée, and bitters. Shake vigorously. Add ice to a rocks glass, then strain in the cocktail mixture. Squeeze the orange peel over the top of the cocktail to release the oils; then rub the orange peel around the rim of the glass. Garnish with orange peel, cinnamon stick, and a bourbon cherry.

Pumpkin Spice Martini

Pumpkin Spice Martini 

The martini stands as a timeless and cherished cocktail, and it's elevated with the delightful essence of pumpkin. The Pumpkin Spice Martini offers a delectable and slightly spirited indulgence. Gather pumpkin puree, simple syrup, vanilla vodka, Irish Cream liqueur, and pumpkin pie spice for this sweet and punchy concoction.

This drink serves two people.

Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp pure pumpkin puree
  • 21 ml simple syrup
  • 60 ml vanilla vodka
  • 60 ml Irish Cream liquor
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Method:

Combine pumpkin puree, simple syrup, vodka, Irish cream, and pumpkin pie spice in a shaker; shake for approximately 30 seconds. Strain the shaken mixture into a martini or cocktail glass. Optionally, add a pinch of extra pumpkin pie spice and adorn with a cinnamon stick as garnish.

Pumpkin Spice Margarita

Pumpkin Spice Margarita 

For many, a margarita is an essential addition to any cocktail repertoire. The Pumpkin Spice Margarita is an ideal choice for all your autumnal beverage desires, whether you're crafting it for guests or indulging in a personal drink. While it involves a few more components than some simpler cocktails, it consistently delivers a delightful experience. Believe me!

This drink serves two people.

Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 44 ml Tequila
  • 30 ml Orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 30 ml Lime Juice
  • 59 ml Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • Pinch of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Kosher Salt (optional)
  • Brown Sugar (optional)
  • Garnish Sprinkle of Cinnamon on top (optional)
  • Garnish Lime Wedge

Method :

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, Orange-flavoured, lime juice, Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pumpkin Pie Spice. Shake well. Rim your margarita glass with just Kosher salt or make a salty-sweet mix by combining 1 tsp. Kosher salt with a pinch of brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Fill your margarita glass with ice. Strain the mixture into the glass.

Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini

Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini 

One of my cherished martini variations is the espresso martini, and when you introduce pumpkin, it elevates the cocktail to an entirely new realm. To create this delectable blend, gather vanilla vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, pumpkin spice syrup, and a touch of nutmeg. This beverage is an excellent choice for a cosy autumn Sunday morning brunch, ideally complementing a side of French toast.

This drink serves two people.

Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 44 ml Vanilla Vodka
  • 30 ml Espresso
  • 21 ml Coffee Liqueur
  • 21 ml Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • Grated Nutmeg
  • 3 Coffee Beans

Method :

To a shaker, add ice cubes, vanilla vodka, espresso, coffee liquor, and pumpkin spice syrup. For 10 to 20 seconds, shake it. Sort the drink into a cocktail glass. Add grated nutmeg and coffee beans as a garnish.