The Pumpkin Old Fashioned invites you to experience the warm embrace of autumn in a glass. This exquisite blend transforms the classic Old Fashioned into a rich tapestry of flavors, combining the robust notes of bourbon whiskey with the sweetness of pumpkin and maple syrup. With a pinch of pumpkin spice, this cocktail embodies the essence of fall.
With every sip, indulge in the cozy embrace of the season as the comforting warmth of the spices mingles harmoniously with the smoothness of the spirits. The Pumpkin Old Fashioned is more than just a drink; it’s a crafted masterpiece, inviting you to embark on a sensory journey into the heart of autumn’s splendor.
The Old Fashioned cocktail is a classic drink that has been around since the early 1800s. It is said to have originated in Louisville, Kentucky, where it was made with bourbon, sugar, bitters, and water. Over the years, the Old Fashioned has evolved, and many variations have been created. One of the most popular variations is the Pumpkin Old Fashioned.
In the last decade, pumpkin flavored everything takes over each fall, so its no surprise that pumpkin has made its way into our cocktail glasses. The Pumpkin Old Fashioned is a simple variation of the classic Old Fashioned, with the addition of some pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice, and with maple syrup instead of sugar as a sweetener.
Today, bars around the world offer their version of pumpkin infused cocktails like the Pumpkin Old Fashioned.
How to Make It
- 2 oz bourbon whiskey
- ½ oz maple syrup
- 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 3-4 dashes aromatic bitters
- Pinch pumpkin spice
- Cocktail cherry (garnish)
- Cinnamon stick (garnish)
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, orange liqueur, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and aromatic bitters. Shake well to combine.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with an orange peel or rosemary sprig, and serve.
- If you don't have pumpkin puree on hand, you can use canned pumpkin pie filling instead.
- For a sweeter version of the cocktail, substitute brown sugar syrup for the maple syrup.
If you’re a fan of the Old Fashioned cocktail, you’ll love the pumpkin twist on this classic drink. But if you want to mix things up a bit, there are plenty of variations to try.
Vanilla Pumpkin Old Fashioned
Another variation is the Vanilla Pumpkin Old Fashioned, which is made with vanilla syrup, pumpkin puree, bourbon, and Angostura bitters. This drink is perfect for those who want a little extra sweetness in their cocktail.
For a creamier version of the Pumpkin Old Fashioned, try adding a splash of milk or cream to the mix. This will give the drink a smoother texture and a richer flavor.
Other Pumpkin Cocktails
Other pumpkin cocktail recipes to try include the Pumpkin Martini, Pumpkin Spice Margarita, and Pumpkin Spice Latte Cocktail. With so many variations to choose from, you’re sure to find a pumpkin cocktail that you love.