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These Pumpkin Spice Cocktails Are The Best Part Of Fall

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a quintessential flavour of the autumn season, known for its comforting and cosy taste. A blend of warm spices that includes cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves it was traditionally used to infuse warmth into sweet dishes like pumpkin pie, although and that association earned it its now globally recognised moniker, even though the spice itself doesn’t contain pumpkin.

Pumpkin pie has been around since the 18th century, and this blend of spices first became a convenient pre-mixed product in the 1930s, but it soon made the leap from dessert flavouring into the mainstream with the Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s unclear who first thought up the idea, but soon, popular coffee chains jumped on the idea and in the early 2000s, the Pumpkin Spice Latte became a cultural phenomenon.

As a symbol of autumn, the changing seasons and a time when staying cosy and warm is the need of the hour, this spice comes to the rescue with its comforting flavours. But why stop at coffee? Pumpkin spice and the essence of fall can be brought into your cocktails as well. So go ahead and celebrate Pumpkin Spice season in style with these 6 cosy cocktails.

1. Pumpkin Spice Martini

A touch of elegance and a taste of autumn. Enjoy this delicious pumpkin spice-themed martini on cosy evenings.

This drink serves two people.

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Vanilla Vodka
  • 30 ml Pumpkin Liqueur
  • 15 ml Cream
  • A pinch of Pumpkin Spice

Method:

  • Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

2. Spiced Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Infuse your classic Old Fashioned with pumpkin goodness. With the earthy favours of pumpkin, melding with the rich bourbon, this cocktail creates the perfect pumpkin spice atmosphere. 

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Bourbon
  • 5 ml Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • A few dashes of Bitters

Method:

  • Muddle the sugar cube and bitters in a glass. Add bourbon and pumpkin puree, stir over ice, and garnish with an orange twist.

3. Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Create a creamy delight by mixing vodka and coffee liqueur with a swirl of pumpkin spice syrup for a delicious, autumn-inspired White Russian.

This drink serves two people.

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Vodka
  • 30 ml Coffee Liqueur
  • 15 ml Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 30 ml Cream

Method:

  • Combine vodka, coffee liqueur, and pumpkin spice syrup in a glass filled with ice. Top with cream.

4. Pumpkin Pie Sour

This tangy yet subtly spiced cocktail brings together bourbon and pumpkin with a hit of citrus that elevates the flavours to something amazing.

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Bourbon
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice
  • 15 ml Simple Syrup
  • 15 ml Pumpkin Puree

Method:

  • Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

5. Pumpkin Spiked Hot Chocolate

Upgrade your hot chocolate with a dash of pumpkin spice. Mix hot cocoa with a shot of pumpkin liqueur and sprinkle with cinnamon for a cosy treat.

Ingredients:

  • 240 ml Hot Cocoa
  • 30 ml Pumpkin Liqueur
  • Whipped Cream (to taste)
  • Cinnamon (for garnish)

Method:

  • Mix hot cocoa and pumpkin liqueur in a mug. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

6. Pumpkin Spice Sangria

Even sangria can find a place in the pumpkin spice party. Just combine wine with pumpkin spice syrup, apple slices, and a splash of sparkling water for an effervescent autumnal celebration.

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml White Wine
  • 60 ml Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • Apple Slices
  • A splash of Sparkling Water

Method:

  • Mix white wine, pumpkin spice syrup, and apple slices in a pitcher. Chill for a few hours. Serve in wine glasses with ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
  • These measurements are a starting point, and you can adjust them to suit your preferences.