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17 Pumpkin Cocktails You Need to Try this Fall

You can’t have Fall without pumpkin. Pumpkin-flavored food and drinks just taste better when the weather starts to cool down and the leaves begin to change.

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When it comes to cocktails, you might not think that pumpkin has much purpose, but you’d be wrong.

There are tons of great cocktails you can make that have all the delicious taste of pumpkin to help you welcome the changing seasons, so I thought I would share some of my favorites.

Down below, you’ll find all of the best pumpkin cocktails to try this Autumn. Check them out!


Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream are the main ingredients in a classic White Russian cocktail. This fall-themed variant is prepared slightly differently.

Keep the vodka and Kahlua coffee liqueur, but use pumpkin spice creamer in place of plain cream. To make this pumpkin drink stand out, garnish with some whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.


Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Bourbon, sugar, bitters, occasionally water, and garnishes of an orange peel and cherry are the components of a traditional old fashioned.

This recipe replaces sugar with maple syrup, adds black walnut bitters and some pumpkin puree for the perfect fall cocktail.


Pumpkin Pie Martini

Imagine taking all the delicious, creamy, sweet and rich flavors of your favorite pumpkin pie and mixing in some booze.

Add maple syrup, cinnamon and graham crackers to the rim and this drink is like dessert in a glass.


Pumpkin Whiskey Smash

The ideal drink to sip this fall is this pumpkin whiskey smash.

This whisky cocktail, which is seasoned with pumpkin pie spice and mixed with homemade pumpkin simple syrup, is a comforting beverage as the weather cools off.


Pumpkin Spice Martini

The martini is an absolute classic cocktail and it’s made even better with the flavor of pumpkin.

The Pumpkin Spice Martini is a sweet treat of a cocktail that packs a little punch, too. All you need is pumpkin puree, simple syrup, vanilla vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream liquor, and pumpkin pie spice.


Pumpkin Pie Punch

If you’re planning a party this autumn, you’ll want a drink to serve your guests that’s fun, tasty, and, most importantly, easy to make.

That’s where this Pumpkin Pie Punch comes in. It’s sure to be a hit at any Fall celebration. Grab some apple cider, pumpkin puree, cream soda, pumpkin pie spice, and some vodka to whip this cocktail up in no time!


Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule

Who doesn’t love a good Moscow Mule? I certainly do, but when Fall comes around, I like to mix it up just a bit.

The Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule is a great choice to help you get into the spirit, plus it tastes amazing. Like with any Mule, you’ll need vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer, but for this one, be sure to get pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice as well.


The White Pumpkin Cocktail

The White Pumpkin Cocktail is proof that white rum isn’t just for tropical drinks. This cocktail is sweet and comforting, perfect for a rainy autumn evening.

It’s a simple recipe as well, so that makes it even better, in my opinion. All you need is white rum, almond milk, honey, and pumpkin spice. That’s it! Just mix it all up and garnish with a cute flower sprig.


Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider

Few things are better during the fall than a warm glass of apple cider. Make it an alcoholic apple cider and you’re really speaking my language.

When I want some apple cider with a little extra kick, I go for this Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider cocktail. The cinnamon simple syrup is easy to make and then you just combine it with the rest of the ingredients for an extremely refreshing pumpkin drink!


Pumpkin Spice Margarita

No cocktail list is complete without some form of a margarita, if you ask me. The Pumpkin Spice Margarita is perfect for all your fall cocktail needs whether you’re mixing it up for guests or just enjoying a drink for yourself.

This stunning cocktail requires a few more ingredients than some of the simpler ones on my list, but it never disappoints. Trust me!


Bourbon Pumpkin Shrub Cocktail

If you love a good bourbon cocktail, then this is the one for you. The Bourbon Pumpkin Shrub Cocktail is certainly one you’ll want to keep in your recipe book.

You’ll need to prepare the pumpkin shrub 24 hours in advance so you an let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. This is important for the flavor of the drink.

Once that’s ready, just grab your favorite bourbon, ginger beer, and maple syrup to combine with the pumpkin shrub and you’re golden!


Pumpkin Spice Mudslide

This next cocktail is almost more like a milkshake, but you won’t hear me complaining!

The Pumpkin Spice Mudslide is perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth in the most seasonally appropriate manner. All you need is Blue Bell pupkin spice ice cream, Bailey’s pumpkin spice liqueur, milk, and vodka.


Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini

Another one of my favorite martini variants is the espresso martini, but when you add pumpkin it takes the cocktail to a whole new level.

Vanilla vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, pumpkin spice syrup, and nutmeg are all you need to craft this concoction. This drink is perfect for a Fall Sunday morning brunch while you munch on some french toast.


“Grown Up” Potter Pumpkin Juice

This next pumpkin cocktail is simply magical and I really think you’re going to love this one, even if you aren’t a Harry Potter fanatic.

“Grown Up” Potter Pumpkin Juice consists of apple cider, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin spice, and bourbon. What’s not to like? I recommend splurging on a high quality apple cider, if possible. It can have a massive impact on the taste of the drink.


Spiked Pumpkin Horchata

I really love horchata, so I was elated to stumble across the Spiked Pumpkin Horchata cocktail. Make sure you have a blender for this one because the Spiked Pumpkin Horchata cocktail is a bit more work than some of the simpler drinks I’ve listed previously.

Trust me, the extra steps are 100% worth it every time. The sweet cinnamon flavor of the horchata really works wonders with the pumpkin puree.


Caramel Pumpkin Coquito

Last, but not least, I thought I would end on a sweet note with the Caramel Pumpkin Coquito. I seriously look forward to the autumn season every year just so I can make this drink.

It’s a bit of work like the horchata, but it is so worth it. Plus, the recipe makes a generous serving, so it’s perfect for group gatherings and celebrations. You can even store your coquito in the refrigerator for later occasions once you’ve made it.


Cheers!

If you’re like me and you love festive fall cocktails, then this list should give you a pretty good idea of where to start this year.

You’re going to want to stock up on pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice!

Know what else goes great during the autumn season? Cinnamon! Here are some of our favorite cinnamon cocktails to try as well!

Did we leave out your favorite fall cocktail? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll check it out!


pumpkin cocktails in glass with spice and cream

17 Best Pumpkin Cocktails for Fall

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Spice White Russian
  • Pumpkin Old Fashioned
  • Pumpkin Pie Martini
  • Pumpkin Whiskey Smash
  • Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail
  • Pumpkin Spice Martini
  • Pumpkin Pie Punch
  • Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule
  • The White Pumpkin Cocktail
  • Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail
  • Pumpkin Spice Margarita
  • Bourbon Pumpkin Shrub Cocktail
  • Pumpkin Spice Mudslide
  • Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini
  • "Grown Up" Potter Pumpkin Juice
  • Spiked Pumpkin Horchata
  • Caramel Pumpkin Coquito

Instructions

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  2. Gather all the needed ingredients
  3. Prep a summer cocktail in less than 5 minutes

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