Everything is pumpkin spice this time of year, even cocktails! This delicious Pumpkin Spice Margarita is the perfect thing to serve for Friendsgiving or any fall party.
It’s refreshing and has the perfect amount of fall spices. Even if it’s still 90 degrees outside where you live, this drink idea is a great idea.
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Pumpkin Spice Margaritas are Perfect for Fall
Whether you’re hosting a big holiday meal or just want to sip on something in the evening, this Pumpkin Margarita recipe is just what you’ve been looking for.
Chances are you already have canned pumpkin on hand for all your holiday baking. So why not grab a little bit and make yourself a delicious cocktail.
I had never had canned pumpkin in a cocktail before this year. I was not sure how the consistency would be. But you don’t need much to get all that great pumpkin flavor.
The other liquids in the recipe ensure that it isn’t thick. I promise you won’t think you’re sucking down a piece of pumpkin pie.
How to Make a Pumpkin Margarita
- 1 oz Orange Juice
- 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 oz. Reposado tequila
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice (not pictured, but needed!)
- 2 TBSP pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp agave syrup
- 1/8 tsp ginger (not pictured)
- dash of cayenne (not pictured)
I always start out with a basic recipe that I put together based on other cocktails I’ve made and work from there.
After I made my first round, I knew I needed to tweak it to make it even better. So I added fresh lime juice, ginger and cayenne. They aren’t pictured, but you MUST use them to get the best results.
I didn’t have any pumpkin pie spice at home so I made my own from the spices I had. But you can use store-bought.
Most tequila cocktails use silver tequila. But I decided to go with reposado as it’s aged and I thought it would have a little bit more of a rich, caramel-y flavor. You can sub whatever you have without much flavor difference.
The lime juice, ginger and cayenne really help to balance the flavors. The cayenne hits the back of your throat and is a fantastic little kick of heat that you didn’t even know you wanted.
In a cocktail shaker add orange juice, pumpkin pie spice, tequila, lime juice, pumpkin puree, agave syrup, ginger and cayenne.
Add ice and shake well.
To rim the glass, use a quarter of lime to wet the rim.
Dip the rim into a plate of pumpkin pie spice.
Strain Pumpkin Margarita into a glass over fresh ice.
This delicious pumpkin margarita for fall is easy to make and super yummy!
The pumpkin flavor isn’t overpowering. You’ll get those perfect fall vibes you want this time of year.
More Fall Cocktails:
- Pumpkin Spice Mule with Canned Pumpkin
- Pumpkin Mule with Pumpkin Flavored Rum
- Pumpkin Michelada
- Fall Cocktails to Make Now
- Autumn Cocktails from Celebrations at Home
- Apple Cider Moscow Mule from Thoughtfully Simple
A Pumpkin Spice Meme for Your Viewing Pleasure
In researching this post idea, I found that people have real opinions about adding pumpkin spice to everything.
So I decided to make my own version of this meme. Luckily my first name is perfect for a meme character. And in this case, even more perfect since I’m pushing this pumpkin spice margarita on you. Sorry, not sorry.
I have joined up with a bunch of blogger friends for a Friendsgiving Virtual Potluck! Be sure to check the recipes below out for wonderful Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving recipe and craft ideas!
Friendsgiving Food Ideas
Sauteed Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts from Shashi of Savory Spin
Creamy Brussels Sprouts Salad from Faith of An Edible Mosaic
Fried Brussels Sprouts from Erin of The Almond Eater
Cheesy Horseradish Mashed Potato Casserole from Renee of Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip from April of April Golightly
Sauteed Garlic-Butter Mushrooms from Linda of Simply Healthyish Recipes
Easy Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe from Mel of Adventures of Mel
Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo from Isabel of Isabel Eats
Bacon Brussels Sprouts from Kara of Kara J. Miller
Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole from Jennifer of Show Me the Yummy
Amazing Gluten Free Thanksgiving Stuffing from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Pumpkin Caramelized Onion Gratin from Denise of Chez Us
Crockpot Mac & Cheese from Leanette Fernandez of Funtastic Life
Cheesy Brussels Sprouts au Gratin from Rachel Gurk of Rachel Cooks
Spiced Pumpkin Margarita from Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery
Sourdough Pull Apart Rolls from Erica of Buttered Side Up
How to Make Homemade Butterhorn Rolls from Mel of Flour on My Fingers
Sweet Dinner Rolls from Jocelyn of Grandbaby Cakes
Parker House Rolls from Irvin of Eat the Love
Sugar Pie from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Oatmeal Apple Crisp from Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Eden of Sugar and Charm
Strudel Pastry from Justine of The Typical Mom
Tahini Hawaij Pumpkin Pie from Amy of What Jew Wanna Eat
Turkey Cookies from Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie
Mini Apple Pie Bites from Lynsey of MoscatoMom
Kabocha squash pie from Hilah of hilahcooking
Pecan Pie Cupcakes from Courtney of Pizzazzerie
Coconut Cream Pie from Schnelle of Brooklyn Active Mama
Chocolate chip cheesecake from Jeannette of Hispana Global
Chocolate Pecan Pie from Kate of I Heart Eating
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes from Chelsea of Someday I’ll Learn
Turkey Donut Race Cars For Thanksgiving Treats from Theresa of Chewable Structures
Craft and Centerpiece Ideas for Friendsgiving
Cinnamon Stick Holiday Candle Place Setting from Alli of Made with HAPPY
Metallic Pumpkin Luminaries from Amy of As The Bunny Hops
Easy centerpiece that will stun + party favor from Noelle of Oh Happy Play
Yummy Pumpkin Spice Margarita Recipe
- In a cocktail shaker add orange juice, pumpkin pie spice, tequila, lime juice, pumpkin puree, agave syrup, ginger and cayenne.
- Add ice and shake well.
- To rim the glass, use a quarter of lime to wet the rim. Dip the rim into a plate of pumpkin pie spice.
- Strain drink into a glass over fresh ice.
Pin this Fall Margarita for Later
If you’re looking for fun ways to fall-ify all your favorite recipes for this time of year, you’re going to love this Pumpkin Spice Margarita!