Pumpkin cocktails are always just in time, creating a festive mood to just about any gathering. Here’s our list of 21 pumpkin cocktail recipes that will get you in the fall spirit!
With their bright colors and spiced ingredients, cocktails made with pumpkin flavor are part of what makes these seasonal libations so appealing and flavorful.
When we see orange and yellow everywhere, it’s a sign that the Great Pumpkin is here!
Or at least the coming of autumn. Here in Texas, mostly in spirit, since it’s still pretty hot right through the beginning of November.
It’s also a reminder to take advantage of the season by heading to the farmer’s market to pick out our favorite fall ingredient: pumpkins!
If you didn’t know, a pumpkin is the fruit of the flowering part of the pumpkin vine, which falls under the category of gourds and squash.
That said, many of these pumpkin cocktails are less about the pulpy veg and more about the ubiquitous pumpkin spice, technically pumpkin-pie spice—the sweet, sweet beginning of the ever-famous Pumpkin Spice Latte.
And pumpkin-pie spice is a blend of seasonings that include ginger, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg—the warm fall spices that usually give pumpkin pies their famous fragrance and flavor.
Hence the name. A PSL as we usually know it has no actual pumpkin in it.
Whether carving pumpkins for Halloween or enjoying sumptuous pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner, the fall gourd is undoubtedly perfect for seasonal occasions.
However, enjoying pumpkin doesn’t necessarily mean just serving overcooked mush around the table.
In fact, pumpkin-inspired drinks have become a popular way to celebrate the changing seasons, and we’re not just talking about the pumpkin-spiced latte.
Pumpkin cocktails provide a festive mood to just about any gathering with their bright colors and spiced ingredients, making these seasonal libations so appealing and flavorful.
Adding pumpkin-pie spice (and sometimes actual pumpkin puree) to your alcoholic drink makes it sweet and warm, providing a refreshing sensation to the most conventional mixed concoction.
#17 Spiked Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is a decadent recipe with all the right ingredients for pure joy!
The following is a list of links to recipes for alcoholic drinks. Please enjoy responsibly.
Pumpkin spice may be a popular ingredient to add to your lattes, but it’s also a great addition to creating unique cocktails.
This Pumpkin Spice Margarita is a sweet and flavorful concoction made with pumpkin spice simple syrup, tequila, and orange liqueur mixed into a flavorful option that’s perfect for the fall.
Pumpkin spice is a blend of flavors, from sweet to seasoned, making this cocktail all the more special.
This Pumpkin Pie Martini is cozy, creamy, and smooth, providing the flavors of the well-loved pie served in a cocktail glass.
This drink is packed with flavor, from the sweetness of maple syrup and vanilla extract to the spice from the dark rum and cinnamon, which all complement the subtle flavors of the pumpkin puree.
3. Pumpkin Bang
The Pumpkin Bang adds a twist to the classic Bang beer cocktail with the seasonal beer cocktail that combines dry cider, pumpkin ale, and whiskey to create a rich and satisfying drink.
Mixed with cloves and ginger, this cocktail is light and flavorful, with a desirable solid kick.
A delightful drink, this Pumpkin Spice Hot Buttered Rum is made from a mix of pumpkin puree, dark brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar, and butter to form a rich batter that the cocktail is founded on.
The batter, which you can store later, is mixed with some tea and spiced dark rum, with a wallop of whipped cream and cinnamon for a sip of luscious goodness.
This bourbon-based cocktail is another recipe that elicits flavors of the much-loved pumpkin pie, with the spice and sweetness that’s perfect for a gathering at Thanksgiving.
This Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Smash starts with making pumpkin pie syrup, added with bitters and bourbon over crushed ice to create a creamy pitcher of this orange-colored goodness.
This take on the traditional shandy is a refreshing twist that uses pumpkin beer.
The Pumpkin Apple Shandy mixes pumpkin beer, apple cider, and bourbon to create a refreshing drink with an elevated kick.
One of the best drinks to serve at gatherings is a festive pitcher of Sangria, and this recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving.
This Pumpkin Spice Fall Sangria combines white wine, apple cider, spiced rum, apples, and pears, with pumpkin pie syrup for that saccharine flavor.
The result is a refreshing drink that’s cheerful, colorful, and sweet, giving you more reasons to be thankful for the season.
The classic mudslide cocktail is given the ultimate fall treatment with a delicious pumpkin spice twist.
The Pumpkin Spice Mudslide has everything that makes the original so loved, including coffee liquor, vodka, and Irish cream, with some pumpkin pie spice to make it all pleasant.
This alcoholic version of the all-famous latte makes the drinking experience of enjoying pumpkin spice much better.
This cozy drink is a mouthful of spices and sweetness with added bourbon or spiced dark rum to create a super delicious drink and get you in the mood for the season.
This grown-up version of the popular carbonated beverage served in the wizarding world of Harry Potter is a fun and festive drink that tastes as magical as the imaginary concoction.
This Pumpkin Fizz Cocktail makes for one good party drink with a flavorful combination of pumpkin puree, spiced and vanilla rum, and sparkling apple cider.
This seasonal treat highlights fall flavors, from amaretto to bourbon, with pumpkin ale and butter providing the main orange gourd elements.
A drink that’s silky and rich, loaded with pumpkin flavor, added with agave nectar, one whole egg, and grated nutmeg to make it more exquisite.
A dessert cocktail made even more decadent with the addition of pumpkin flavors; this boozy pumpkin milkshake combines vanilla ice cream, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, milk, cinnamon, and bourbon all mixed in a blender to create a luscious concoction you can’t wait to sip on.
This next-level milkshake is made even more divine with the addition of graham cracker crumbs and a drizzle of sweet caramel to add more texture and incredible deliciousness.
This party-ready punch serves all the desirable autumn flavors, making it an ideal drink to serve at your next seasonal gathering.
It is made with apple cider, lemon, orange juice, spiced pumpkin butter, brandy, ginger beer, and vodka to create a yummy cocktail that’s best shared with everyone.
This variation to the brunch staple Mimosa serves delicious pumpkin pie in a luscious liquid form.
With a base of pumpkin juice and pumpkin spice syrup added with gingerbread spices and caster sugar, mixed with elegant prosecco, served in a glass topped with whipped cream and half of a cinnamon stick, it’s dessert on a plate that’s meant to be enjoyed.
This take on one of Mexico’s favorite beverages mixes the milky texture of horchata with the flavors of pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and good ol’ rum.
The result is a quintessential fall drink, with the spicy and refreshing flavors satisfying your tastebuds.
This recipe is made even thicker and creamier with the inclusion of luscious coconut cream for more texture and a layer of that nutty flavor.
This dreamy Pumpkin Spice White Russian Cocktail is creamy and delicious!
This festive cocktail adds all the right pumpkin flavors to the traditional White Russian to create a more buzz-worthy combination.
It uses pumpkin spice creamer in the place of typical heavy cream to create a tasty concoction that you’ll surely love.
This hot cup of chocolate isn’t your average warm mug of happiness, with flavors of pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree mixed into the sweetened milky cream with cocoa powder.
Add some vanilla extract and vanilla vodka into that mix, and you get a magical concoction that you’d want to drink straight from the saucepan.
A delicious drink combining apple cider, ginger syrup, pumpkin butter, lemon juice, and bourbon to produce a cocktail that can be served hot or cold, this bourbon pumpkin cocktail can make you feel cozy from the inside.
It perfectly represents autumn, with its striking orange hue with vibrant flavors from each sip.
This drink, with its flavorful spices and rich pumpkin butter, is a great way to celebrate the start of the holidays.
Adding pumpkin spice to the classic Moscow Mule makes it so much better!
The warm spices make this twist on the classic cocktail more enjoyable, especially since the traditional recipe is already a combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy.
The blend of vodka and ginger beer with lime juice is so refreshing.
To elevate those flavors, pumpkin spice syrup is added to the mix, adding more layers of flavor to the traditional cocktail.
This cocktail highlights the unexpected combination of sweet pumpkin puree and tart pineapple juice to create a totally refreshing concoction.
The surprising combo provides a saccharine yet balanced flavor profile, making this Pumpkin Pineapple & Rum Cocktail a must-try at home!
An elegant take on the pumpkin cocktail that uses vanilla, honey, pumpkin spice, and white rum to create a refined version that can elevate your autumn gathering.
Shaken with ice and served cold, this signature cocktail can be made ahead of time, so you can keep it in the fridge and pour it out when it’s time to party.
The bottom line
Pumpkin spice is a great ingredient that provides layers of flavor to any refreshing drink.
Not only do these orange gourds represent a whole season, but they also represent delicious cocktails with beautiful bright colors and yummy, warm fall spices!
This is a list of links to recipes for alcoholic drinks. Please enjoy responsibly.
- Pumpkin Spice Margarita
- Pumpkin Pie Martini
- Pumpkin Bang
- Pumpkin Spice Hot Buttered Rum
- Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Smash
- Pumpkin Apple Shandy
- Pumpkin Spice Fall Sangria
- Pumpkin Spice Mudslide
- Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Fizz Cocktail
- Spiced Pumpkin Flip
- Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake
- Pumpkin Patch Punch
- Pumpkin Pie Mimosa
- Pumpkin & Rum Horchata
- Pumpkin Spice White Russian Cocktail
- Spiked Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
- Bourbon Pumpkin Cocktail
- Pumpkin Spice Mule
- Pumpkin Pineapple & Rum Cocktail
- White Pumpkin Cocktail
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