With seasonal flavors and fall vibes, you'll love this list of easy Pumpkin Cocktails. Whether you're hosting Friendsgiving or enjoying a quiet night in, these recipes will help you find the perfect pumpkin drinks to make at home.
Nothing says fall like the flavor of pumpkin! And while we like to make fun of America's love of all things pumpkin spice, enjoying a pumpkin alcohol drink is a MUST at least once during the season.
Not only can you enjoy these delicious seasonal cocktails with pumpkin at home, but they also make great adult Halloween drinks, and are tasty enough to serve for Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin cocktails make a signature drink that creates a memorable fall moment.
This list has tons of easy and delicious alcoholic Halloween drinks or cocktails with pumpkin puree to choose from.
If you're a pumpkin fan, you also might love a Pumpkin Recipes e-cookbook! I worked on this with some blogging friends and it has 30 recipes with breakfast, drinks and desserts that are all pumpkin flavored! YUM!
Just click the image below to grab a free sample page of one of my pumpkin cocktails and learn more about the book.
The rich, earthy flavor of pumpkin is perfect for this time of year and that's why I compiled a list of some of my favorite pumpkin cocktails. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Cocktail Recipes
Pumpkin cocktails are a fun way to celebrate fall. Not only can you enjoy these delicious drinks with friends and family, but they also make for the perfect holiday party drink as well. The rich, earthy flavor of pumpkin, along with those warm holiday spices found in a lot of these drinks, is perfect for this time of year.
Pumpkin Spice Margarita
Fresh lime juice, ginger and cayenne really give this Pumpkin Spice Margarita a kick of flavor! It's the perfect transitional drink to take you right from summer and into fall.
Flavorful Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule with Canned Pumpkin
Flavorful ginger beer and canned pumpkin puree combine to make a tasty (and easy!) pumpkin cocktail that looks perfect for autumn in a cool copper mug.
Sparkling Spiced Pumpkin Punch Recipe
This adult punch recipe is great for a fun gathering beginning with Halloween and beyond. With apple and orange juices, plus the pumpkin puree, this easy champagne punch is perfect for any crowd.
Pumpkin Spice Coquito (+VIDEO)
This Puerto Rican Coquito gets a fall twist with the addition of pumpkin! You'll love how creamy this tasty drink is with coconut milk, plus evaporated and sweetened condensed milk. A little rum is the best way to finish off this tasty new-to-you pumpkin cocktail.
Pumpkin Spice Whiskey Cocktail
Calling all whiskey fans! You just might have a new favorite whiskey drink right here. With a simple homemade Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup, this drink is layered with flavors and just right for sipping.
Spiked Pumpkin Latte Recipe
Level up that Pumpkin Latte with a little liquor! This warm Spiked Pumpkin Latte is comforting and delicious and a tasty pumpkin cocktail idea to sip on a cool evening.
Ultimate Caramel Pumpkin Cordial
Creamy and sweet, think of this Caramel Pumpkin Cordial as the perfect dessert cocktail for your after-dinner treat.
Boozy Pumpkin Spice Milkshake
Let's get fall started with a delicious boozy pumpkin milkshake! This recipe is made using ingredients ice cream, pumpkin puree rum and pumpkin wine! Mix it all together for one tasty treat that will make your taste buds dance in no time!
Pumpkin Pie Cocktail with Kahlua and Vodka
Vodka and pumpkin are the perfect pair for the coffee flavor of the Kahlua. Top it with whipped cream for a tasty treat that you'll want to share with friends.
Pumpkin Spice White Russians
White Russians are already delicious but when you add in pumpkin spice, they're even more amazing! If you aren't a big pumpkin fan, this is a great cocktail to start with since they only have pie spice and no actual pumpkin.
Pumpkin Cocktail with Caramel
This boozy pumpkin drink has an apple cider base, salted caramel Kahlua and pumpkin for a crazy tasty treat that you can enjoy all season long!
Fall Pumpkin Party Punch
With spiced rum and a variety of fruit juices, this flavorful recipe is a great one to serve at any party. A blender helps to mix all the ingredients together. Serve this one in a glass punch bowl so this gorgeous color can be seen!
Easy Pumpkin Michelada Recipe: Fall Pumpkin Beer Cocktail
This Pumpkin beer cocktail is totally unique and super refreshing. If you love a Michelada, this fall twist on the classic Mexican drink is a must!
Pumpkin Bourbon Apple Cider
With pumpkin spice vodka and bourbon, this easy cocktail is quick to make but full of pumpkin spice flavor! This may also leave you with a lampshade on your head at the end of the night.
Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Cocktail
This pumpkin cocktail is the perfect one to make when you're not quite ready to move on from Thanksgiving but you can't wait for it to be Christmas too. Pumpkin Bailey's and Kahlua make this creamy cocktail totally unique.
Slow Cooker Baileys Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
Whip out your slow cooker and use it for this simple recipe! Spiked Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is a great recipe to serve to end of the night or when you want to wind down on the couch and watch a movie.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Spiced Bourbon
Not really a cocktail, but this recipe for how to make your own pumpkin spice bourbon at home will help you make your own seasonal liquor to use in other recipes. Make some, give some, it's a great fall gift idea.
If you happen to have Pumpkin Rum lying around, you can make this super tasty and refreshing Pumpkin Moscow Mule! With just a few ingredients, this fall cocktail can be made in just minutes. It's a great recipe to keep on hand for drop-in guests all season long.
How to Add Pumpkin Flavor to Cocktails
That rich pumpkin flavor can be added to cocktails in a variety of ways.
From canned pumpkin puree, as I add in my Pumpkin Spice Margarita, to pumpkin-flavored coffee syrup, you will be able to find a recipe to make based on ingredients you feel comfortable with.
You can even make classic cocktails a little more fall-friendly by swapping out the traditional spirit for some pumpkin-flavored alcohol.
Sometimes you can find Pumpkin Pie Spice Extract which can take any cocktail recipe and add that pumpkin spice flavor.
- When mixing up your own easy pumpkin cocktails, try using maple syrup for the sweetener! It adds a richness, that pairs perfectly with the pumpkin flavor. It's a great fall switch from using regular simple syrup.
- Only need a tablespoon or two of pumpkin? Freeze the rest so you can make pumpkin puree cocktails all season long. Scoop tablespoon-sized dollops of pumpkin onto a wax paper-covered sheet pan. Freeze until hard, then bag up! Grab and defrost only what you need!
- Just about any liquor will work with pumpkin flavor but some of my favorites are spiced rum and bourbon or whisky. Of course, vodka such a versatile flavor, is great for drinks too!
- Adding a rim to a cocktail glass is the perfect finishing touch, even for pumpkin cocktails. You can use Tajin, spiced sugar, pie spice and even caramel and they will all taste delicious (of course, which rim to use will depend on which recipe you are making above).
Frequently Asked Questions
From copper mugs that look like pumpkins to a pumpkin punchbowl, you can serve pumpkin cocktails in just about anything! Use a pumpkin ice mold and chill a larger batch of a fall drink. Garnish with a cute Halloween stir stick or pumpkin umbrella, and you're all set.
Yes, if the recipe you choose requires pumpkin puree, you can make your own. Head to this recipe from Dish by Dish to see how.
Boozy pumpkin drinks can be on the sweet side but have a hint of savory that is really nice! It keeps the drinks from feeling like you're eating dessert. Pumpkin pairs well with cream which you can sweeten up in a number of ways. It also depends on how you are adding pumpkin to a drink. A pumpkin syrup will make a drink on the sweeter side.
- This Pumpkin Martini is creamy and delicious.
- Browse these Easy Halloween Cocktails if you are looking for something to serve on October 31.
- Still not sure what to make? Check out all of my Tequila Cocktails.
- Ready to spice things up? Make one of these Fireball Cocktails.
- Coke Cocktails are always easy and enjoyable.
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