Cocktails to Celebrate Pumpkin Season

Cocktails to celebrate pumpkin season

While pumpkin flavored everything hit the shelves mid-August, many folks weren't ready to give up summer quite yet. Now that October is upon us, it's time to raise your glass to this savory yet sweet squash. We hope you enjoy these pumpkin drink recipes - cheers to Fall!

Pumpkin Old-Fashioned
This fitting fall cocktail originated at Boston's Boxer hotel in 2013 and is easy to make whether at the local bar or hosting friends at home…

1 1/2 ounces FEW Bourbon Whiskey
1/2 ounce Mandarin Napoleon
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 ounce Whistle Pig maple syrup
Orange peel twist

Combine pumpkin puree, bourbon, syrup, Mandarin Napoleon and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake wellstrain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with orange peel.


Pumpkin Shandy

This cocktail takes the summery beer drink into Fall with some added flavor perfect for the autumn season.

1 ounce Mandarin Napoleon
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 barspoon pumpkin butter
4-5 ounces pumpkin beer
Fresh grated nutmeg for garnish

Add Mandarin Napoleon, lemon juice, pumpkin butter and ice to a mixing glass. Shake and fine-strain over ice in a highball glass. Top with beer and garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.



Pumpkin Spice Martini
INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz Patrón® Añejo Tequila
2 oz    Orange juice
1.5 oz Pumpkin purée
1 oz Lemon juice
1 oz Honey pumpkin spice syrup*
Pumpkin Pie Spice blend & orange twist for garnish
 
In a cocktail shaker, add all of the ingredients for the pumpkin pie martini, except the spice blend and orange twist, and shake. Strain the cocktail into a martini glass. Dust with the pumpkin pie spice blend then garnish with the orange twist.
 
*Honey Pumpkin Spice Syrup:
1 cup Water
1 cup Honey
2 tsps Pumpkin Pie Spice blend

In a small pot, whisk together all of the pumpkin spice ingredients. Over high heat, bring the mixture to a boil. Once at a boil, turn off the heat and allow the syrup to completely cool.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

2 parts RumChata® Cream Liqueur
1 part Skyy® Vanilla Bean Infusions
1 part Leroux® Ginger Brandy
Grated cinnamon for garnish

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Sprinkle cinnamon on top as garnish.



Broken Pumpkin Cider Cocktail
2 oz Broken Shed Vodka
1.5 oz apple cider
.5 oz canned pumpkin pie filling
.5 oz Spiced Syrup (recipe below*)
Garnish: crushed graham crackers

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass that is rimmed with the crushed graham crackers.
 


*Spiced syrup
4 cinnamon sticks (3-inch size)
8 small slices of fresh ginger (skin on is fine)
1/2 of a vanilla bean (split open)
20-25 whole cloves (stems on)
6 whole star anise pods
2 cups of sugar
2 3/4 cups of water
 
Add all ingredients in a saucepan.
Heat until mixture simmers and let sit for 30 minutes, stir occasionally.
Remove heat and let steep for two-three hours.
Strain and pour mixture into a glass bottle for storage and refrigerate.

Be sure to check out our Thanksgiving cocktail recipes too!

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