If you’re a huge fan of all things pumpkin spice, then chances are you’re devastated when the pumpkin spice season comes to a close in November of every year, and all the specialty pumpkin-flavored goods go out of stock. Thankfully, these pumpkin cocktails are here to satisfy your need for that delicious pumpkin goodness during the entire off-season. You’re sure to find a recipe among these twenty-one pumpkin cocktails that you’ll be itching to try.

Pumpkincicle Cocktail

A pumpkin-take on a creamsicle, this creamy cocktail is heady and warm and gives just enough of a pumpkin flavor to satisfy your taste buds.

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pumpkin puree, heavy cream, and cinnamon whiskey.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a stemless wine glass filled with crushed ice.

Pumpkin Mimosa

Mimosas are the quintessential brunch cocktail. Turn your spring brunch into an autumn affair with this pumpkin mimosa recipe.

Instructions

  1. In a Champagne glass, combine the apple cider, pumpkin spice liqueur, and ground cinnamon.
  2. Top with Champagne.

Pumpkin Bloody Mary

This unusual take on the Bloody Mary substitutes tomato juice for pumpkin puree and combines a mixture of autumn spices to serve up the best tasting fall-flavored Bloody Mary in the business.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ounces apple cider
  • 1 ounce pumpkin puree
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Pinch allspice
  • Pinch salt
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Celery stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. Using two mixing glasses, roll the lemon juice, apple cider, pumpkin puree, hot sauce, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and vodka together for about a minute.
  2. Pour the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
  3. Stir together and garnish with a celery stick.

Pumpkin Spiced Russian

White Russians are perfect cocktails for the second half of the year, and you can whip yourself up one of these pumpkin spiced Russians to enjoy while everyone else is transitioning into the peppermint season.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce pumpkin puree
  • 1 ounce pumpkin spice creamer
  • 1 ounce Kahlúa
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish
  • Star anise for garnish (optional)
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice creamer, Kahlúa, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a stemless wine glass.
  4. Garnish with some whipped cream, ground cinnamon, a cinnamon stick, and an optional star anise.

Lagoon Water Cocktail

The lagoon water cocktail has an eerie light green color, attributed to its sour apple liqueur; but don’t be alarmed by its shade – this spicy and sour drink will dance across your palate.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce pumpkin syrup
  • ½ ounce apple cider
  • 1 ounce sour apple liqueur
  • 1½ ounces cinnamon whiskey
  • Ice
  • Plastic spider for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pumpkin syrup, apple cider, sour apple liqueur, and cinnamon whiskey.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a plastic spider.

Pumpkin Hot Toddy

Holding a hot toddy between your cold fingers is a perfect way to end a stressful day, and this pumpkin hot toddy recipe can bring a festive twist to the original recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin puree
  • ½ ounce maple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 ounce Crown Royal Apple

Instructions

  1. In a warmed mug, combine the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, lemon juice, hot water, and Crown Royal Apple.
  2. Stir.

Boozy Pumpkin Spice Latte

The fall is synonymous with color-changing leaves, brisk afternoons, and pumpkin spice lattes. Liquor-up your regular pumpkin spice latte with this boozy version.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces hot coffee
  • ½ ounce pumpkin spice liqueur
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1½ ounces vanilla vodka
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mug, combine the hot coffee, pumpkin spice liqueur, heavy cream, and vodka.
  2. Stir.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream, ground cinnamon, and a cinnamon stick.

Apple and Pumpkin Toddy

For a true autumn treat, try this apple and pumpkin toddy, which will wrap you up in a warm hug of spices and flavors.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce pumpkin spice liqueur
  • ½ ounce maple syrup
  • 1 cup hot apple cider
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • Apple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a warmed mug, combine the pumpkin spice liqueur, maple syrup, apple cider, and spiced rum.
  2. Stir.
  3. Garnish with an apple slice.

Pumpkin Tea Cocktail

If you’re looking for a new afternoon cocktail to enjoy, try out this pumpkin tea cocktail, which combines vodka, pumpkin syrup, lemon juice, and freshly brewed tea.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce pumpkin syrup
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Ice
  • Freshly brewed tea
  • Dried lemon wheel for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, pumpkin syrup, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a mason jar filled with ice.
  4. Top with tea.
  5. Garnish with a dried lemon wheel.

Nutty Pumpkin Martini

To add a little depth to your usual pumpkin-inspired beverage, try out this nutty pumpkin martini that combines pumpkin liqueur, salted chestnut liqueur, and vanilla vodka together.

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine the pumpkin liqueur, chestnut liqueur, and vanilla vodka.
  2. Add ice and stir.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.

Pumpkin Buttery Nipple

Put a festive spin on the classic club cocktail – the buttery nipple – with this pumpkin variety.

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice, crème de cacao, and butterscotch schnapps.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a coupe.
  4. Garnish with some ground cinnamon.

Kin and Sim Cocktail

Bring your love of pumpkin and persimmon together in this odd but wonderful kin and sim cocktail.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce persimmon syrup
  • ¼ ounce pumpkin puree
  • Ice
  • Persimmon slice for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the persimmon syrup, pumpkin puree, bitters, and pumpkin flavored whiskey.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a stemless wine glass.
  4. Garnish with the persimmon slice.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Highball

Highballs are incredibly easy to make, and this pumpkin cinnamon highball brings pumpkin pie spice, Fireball, and pumpkin lager together for a charming experience.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 ounces Fireball whiskey
  • Ice
  • Pumpkin lager
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass filled with ice, combine the pumpkin pie spice and Fireball whiskey. Stir.
  2. Top with pumpkin lager.
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Vermillion Cocktail

As red as its name suggests, this cocktail brings pumpkin spice, Campari, and gin together in a quick and fashionable way.

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pumpkin spice syrup, Campari, and gin.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a coupe glass.

Pumpkin Sour

If you’re a fan of sour cocktails, broaden your horizons with this pumpkin sour, that gives you just the right touch of pumpkin flavor to be satisfied but not overwhelmed.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce pumpkin syrup
  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the egg white, lemon juice, pumpkin syrup, and bourbon.
  2. Dry shake for about 30 seconds to foam the egg whites.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Pumpkin Sidecar

This recipe puts another spin on a classic cocktail – the sidecar. Try making your own pumpkin version by adding pumpkin liqueur and bourbon to your regular recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ egg white
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce pumpkin liqueur
  • 2 ounces Cognac
  • Ice
  • Raspberry for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the egg white, lemon juice, pumpkin liqueur, and Cognac.
  2. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds to foam the egg white.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled coupe.
  5. Garnish with a raspberry or two.

Boozy Pumpkin Smoothie

Perfect for the hot summer days when you’re tired of drinking lemonade, this boozy pumpkin smoothie is creamy and smooth, and will cool you down in a flash.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ounce maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the Greek yogurt, ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, water, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, vodka.
  2. Pulse on high until smooth.
  3. Strain the mixture into a tall glass.

Pumpkin Old Fashioned

If you’re feeling tired of the same recipe over and over again, liven up your lineup with this pumpkin old fashioned that puts a pumpkin twist on the classic drink.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce pumpkin puree
  • 1 ounce maple syrup
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Ice
  • Orange twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, orange liqueur, bitters, and bourbon.
  2. Add ice and shake well.
  3. Strain the mixture into an old fashioned glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist.

Pumpkin Ginger Iced Tea

Pair pumpkin and ginger together in this pumpkin ginger iced tea recipe, which adds a slight boozy finish for a pleasant kick.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce pumpkin spice syrup
  • 4 ounces freshly brewed tea
  • 3 ounces ginger juice
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Skewer ginger slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pumpkin spice syrup, tea, and ginger juice.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a mason jar.
  4. Garnish with a ginger skewer.

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

Dessert drinks are delightful because of how simultaneously decadent and dangerous they can be. Check out this chocolate pumpkin pie cocktail to treat yourself for a post-dinner snack.

Ingredients

  • Caramel sauce for garnish
  • 1 ounce Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 ounce Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 ounce vodka

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, pour some caramel sauce around the inside. Set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the chocolate liqueur, Bailey’s, and vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Fill the prepared glass with ice and strain the mixture into it.

Pumpkin Cinn City

This cocktail has a bit of heat to it, and it would work perfectly as a drink to enjoy during the colder months, when the not-so-subtle heat will be most welcome.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce pumpkin syrup
  • 1½ ounces cinnamon cordial
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • Ice
  • Orange twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pumpkin syrup, cinnamon cordial, and rye whiskey.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a coupe.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist.

Ways to Garnish a Pumpkin Cocktail

From dessert drinks to brunch beverages, pumpkin cocktails can be decorated in all sorts of ways. Check out the various ways you can garnish a pumpkin cocktail, and try some of them on for size:

  • Toss a few roasted pumpkin seeds on the top of your finished drink for a subtle touch.
  • Place a dash of ground cinnamon or nutmeg on the top of your drink for a spot of color and touch of heat.
  • Place thinly sliced autumnal fruits on skewers or on a glass’ rim.
  • Top your drink off with some whipped cream if you’re looking to add some sweetness.
  • Coat the rim of your glass in some crushed nuts, like chestnuts or almonds, to play with texture.

Fall Into These Delicious Pumpkin Cocktail Recipes

There’s no season that’s quite so aesthetically pleasing as autumn, with its highly pigmented colors, strong visual aesthetic, and delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables. To enjoy the season long after its passed, give one of these twenty-one different pumpkin cocktail recipes a try, and see which one you and your family enjoy the most.