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Pumpkin Margarita

Halloween, Thanksgiving or fall cocktail pumpkin margarita

Welcome to a delightful journey into the world of cocktails, where the warmth of pumpkin spice meets the cool, refreshing zing of a margarita. Imagine a drink that wraps you in the cozy sweaters of fall while still giving you that beachside vibe. That’s the Pumpkin Margarita for you. It’s a unique mix that combines the best of both worlds, making it a must-try for anyone who loves a good twist on a classic.

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Tasting Notes

This cocktail is a smooth blend of sweet and spicy, with the rich taste of pumpkin leading the way. You’ll notice the citrusy tang of lime balancing the sweetness, while a hint of pumpkin spice adds a warm, spicy kick. The tequila’s boldness ties it all together, creating a drink that’s as complex as it is delicious.


  • 2 oz of tequila
  • 1 oz Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 oz of pumpkin puree
  • 2 oz of lime juice
  • 1/2 oz of maple syrup
  • A dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • Salt and spice for the rim (optional)


  1. Start by salting the rim of your glass if you like that extra kick.
  2. In a shaker, combine the tequila, triple sec, pumpkin puree, lime juice, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice.
  3. Add ice to fill the shaker halfway, then shake it up until everything’s mixed well and chilled.
  4. Strain the mix into your prepared glass.
  5. Add a little lime wheel or a sprinkle of pumpkin spice on top for garnish.
Pumpkin Margarita

Pro Tips

  • For an even richer flavor, try adding a bit of nutmeg or clove.
  • If you want a smoother drink, make sure your pumpkin puree is finely blended.
  • Adjust the maple syrup to your taste, especially if you prefer your drinks on the sweeter or less sweet side.
See also  Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

The key to a great Pumpkin Margarita is a smooth, quality tequila. Here are a few brands that never disappoint:

  • Patron Silver for its crisp, fresh taste
  • Don Julio Blanco for a touch of luxury
  • Espolon Blanco for a budget-friendly yet delicious option

Similar Cocktails

If you’re in the mood to explore, here are five drinks that share a similar vibe:


The Pumpkin Margarita doesn’t have a long history like some classic cocktails, but it’s quickly become a fall favorite. It’s a modern creation that captures the essence of autumn in a glass, perfect for when the leaves start to change.

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Halloween, Thanksgiving or fall cocktail pumpkin margarita

Pumpkin Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fall, Pumpkin Margarita, pumpkin spice, Tequila
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
The Pumpkin Margarita is a delicious choice that showcases the versatility of the margarita. Learn to create this fall twist with our recipe instructions.


  • Rim the glass: Start by rimming a cocktail glass with cinnamon sugar. To do this, mix cinnamon and sugar on a small plate. Wet the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and then dip it into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Cointreau, pumpkin puree, fresh lime juice, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. Add ice to the shaker and shake well.
  • Strain the cocktail into the rimmed glass over fresh ice. 
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a cinnamon stick.
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Pumpkin Margarita
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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