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Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

This Pumpkin Spice Cocktail is all you need this fall to celebrate the change of the seasons. Make a toast to the bright colors and the dip in temperatures with this fruity flavorful beverage.

Warming pumpkin pie spices come together with tequila, lime and orange juice to make a light delicious drink. Served like a margarita with a spiced rim, this cocktail will quench your thirst and more. 

Cocktail made with Pumpkin and spices

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Ingredients For This Cocktail

How To Make A Pumpkin Spice Cocktail?

  1. In a saucepan combine brown sugar, water and Pumpkin Pie spice for the simple syrup. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium-low stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  2. Whisk in canned pumpkin once syrup is cooled and chill or set aside until ready to use.
  3. Make the rim mixture by combining coarse sea salt, brown sugar and Pumpkin Pie Spice on a small plate.
  4. Wet the rim of your margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip in the salt mixture. Fill the glass with ice and set aside to make the cocktail.
  5. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine: 2 oz tequila,lime juice, orange juice and 2 oz of pumpkin simple syrup puree. Shake until well chilled.
  6. Strain into prepared glass, garnish with a lime slice.

Why You’ll Love This Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

  • Great seasonal recipe. The true flavors of fall!
  • Festive drink to welcome the season.
  • Fun to make- homemade cocktails always taste great.

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Pumpkin Spice Cocktail Variations

  • Add some spice like cayenne pepper.
  • Serve with a cinnamon stick.
  • Use rum instead of tequila.
  • Pour in some sparkling water to add some fizz.

Cocktail made with Pumpkin and spices

Tips and Tricks

  • Place serving glasses in the fridge so they are cool before you pour in the cocktail.

How To Store Pumpkin Spice Cocktails?

  • Leftover pumpkin spice puree can be stored in the fridge or freeze in ice cube trays. Pumpkin flavored ice cubes can be used in other cocktails or to add flavor to water. 
  • Leftover salt mixture can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for a few days. 

Can I Use Individual Spices Instead Of Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Yes, if you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand you can make your own. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. 

Can I Use Bottled Lime and Orange Juice?

Yes, bottled lime and orange will work but I recommend you use fresh as the cocktail will taste much better. 

Can I Use White Sugar Instead Of Brown Sugar?

In most cases white and brown sugar can be used interchangeably but I find in this cocktail recipe brown sugar adds a better flavor and texture. 

So go ahead and give this easy pumpkin spice cocktail a try. Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to relax on the couch with a tasty drink, this recipe is sure to please. And if you really love pumpkin spice, feel free to add an extra dose of it to the recipe. 

Cheers!

If you love this Pumpkin Spice Cocktail try one of these:

Cocktail made with Pumpkin and spices

Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

Yield: 2 Cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Warming pumpkin pie spices come together with tequila, lime and orange juice to make a light delicious drink. Served like a margarita with a spiced rim, this cocktail will quench your thirst and more. 

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 small orange, juiced
  • 2 oz Pumpkin Spice Puree
  • Pumpkin Spice Puree:
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Spiced Rim:
  • 2 Tablespoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan combine brown sugar, water and Pumpkin Pie spice for the simple syrup. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium-low stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  2. Whisk in canned pumpkin once syrup is cooled and chill or set aside until ready to use.
  3. Make the rim mixture by combining coarse sea salt, brown sugar and Pumpkin Pie Spice on a small plate.
  4. Wet the rim of your margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip in the salt mixture. Fill the glass with ice and set aside to make the cocktail.
  5. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine: 2 oz tequila,lime juice, orange juice and 2 oz of pumpkin simple syrup puree. Shake until well chilled.
  6. Strain into prepared glass, garnish with a lime slice.

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Nicolle

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

Michelle this looks phenomenal! I have tried several pumpkin coffee concoctions but never a cocktail! Just pinned your recipe and making this weekend! Id love for you to share your recipe and link up on my Wednesday link party that I just started cohosting for a chance to be featured! https://www.ourtinynest.com/2022/10/12/wednesday-link-party317/

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