5 Pumpkin Cocktail Recipes To Enjoy All Winter Long

Good for more than just carving, here are a few of our favorite pumpkin cocktail recipes-some new, some tried and true. As winter comes in full effect, this means cinnamon, spice, and all things pumpkin! Pumpkins are highly versatile, and can be made into a variety of sweet and savory dishes. Let us know what your favorite pumpkin recipes are on Twitter at @CraveLocal!

frozen pumpkin pie martini recipeFrozen Pumpkin Pie Martini

by Cassandra Rosen

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1.5 oz cinnamon cream liqueur
  • 4 oz vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tbs pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • cinnamon sugar
  • whipped cream

In a blender, blend all ingredients except cinnamon sugar and whipped cream. Pour into a chilled mug or glass. Top with whipped cream, sprinkle cinnamon sugar over top. Serves 1.

Craving tequila to warm you up? This pumpkin margarita from Blue Mesa Grill makes the perfect summer to fall transition, using pumpkin spice syrup to keep things light and sweet.

pumpkin margaritaSpiced Pumpkin Margarita
Serves 1

  • Ice
  • 1.5 oz. Blanco Tequila,
  • 0.5 oz. Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 2 oz. Agave Nectar
  • 0.5 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice


Add ice, tequila, pumpkin spice syrup, agave nectar, and lime juice.  Cover and shake to mix.

Looking for fall-worthy pumpkin soup and pumpkin pie recipes? We’ve got you covered!

Another fall favorite is Calvados brandy, from France. Made from fermented apples, Calvados imparts a deeply layered flavor into cocktails that’s hard to resist. Check out this recipe from Josh Perlman and Avec in Chicago.

pumpkin cocktail recipesGrande Pumpkin Spiced Smash 

  • 1 1/2 oz Calvados
  • 1/2 oz pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 oz homemade spices (clove, lemon peel, ginger)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of bitters

Place all ingredients, including pumpkin puree in a shaker. Shake until well blended. Pour into a double old fashioned glass on the rocks.

Stef from the Cupcake Project does a twist on the mudslide with this pumpkin flavored creation. Seriously a delicious dessert in a glass!

pumpkin mudslide-cupcake blogPumpkin Mudslide Recipe

makes 2 cocktails

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz coffee liqueur (Stef says you can make your own Kahlua-check out her blog for more tips!)
  • 2 oz Irish Cream
  • 8 oz vanilla ice cream
  • 8 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • whipped cream, to taste
  • chocolate syrup, to taste

Via the Cupcake Project

For a three ingredient cocktail that’s fast and easy, try this traditional Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe.  Just like the one Mom used to make, warm, spicy flavors blend with savory pumpkin, making this the perfect end to a meal.

pumpkin pie martiniPumpkin Pie Martini

by Cassandra Rosen

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 4 oz Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur (we recommend Fulton’s Harvest)
  • A dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Pour vodka and liqueur over ice into shaker and shake, strain into martini glass. Top with dollop of whipped cream, drizzle with caramel syrup, and garnish with pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon sticks.

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