Have I got a post for you today!
As you’re wrapping up your Thanksgiving prep (or just beginning it, as the case may be), don’t forgot to double-check the liquor cabinet and make sure you have the ingredients on hand to whip up these amazing pumpkin cocktails – taste-tested, approved, and punningly named by yours truly.
The good news is that if you have the ingredients for one, you basically have the ingredients for all, so there’s really no reason not to try all three…
This cocktail tastes just like a pumpkin pie milkshake! Don’t be put-off by the addition of citrus with the Cointreau – it perfectly brightens the flavors!
1.5 oz. dark spiced rum
1 oz. pumpkin pie filling – not puree
1 teaspoon Cointreau
1 teaspoon simple syrup – or less, depending on how sweet you’d like your cocktail
Splash of whipping cream – this doesn’t need to be precise, add to taste as if it were a cup of coffee
Dash of Angostura bitters
Dash of nutmeg
Shake all ingredients except nutmeg in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Makes one serving.
This is my alcoholic take on the ever popular Pumpkin Spice Latte. Although served cold, it is definitely reminiscent of that favorite drink, and truly delicious!
1.5 oz. cold coffee
1.5 oz. dark spiced rum
1 oz. pumpkin pie filling
1 tsp. simple syrup
Splash of whipping cream
Dash of nutmeg
Shake coffee, rum, pumpkin pie filling, simple syrup and whipping cream in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a glass. Top with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg. Makes one serving.
This was my first experience with hot-buttered rum, but I can enthusiastically say it won’t be my last! This version tastes exactly like a slice of warm pumpkin bread. Slightly more involved than the other two cocktails, the results are well worth it. It’s not low-fat by any means, but after one sip I promise you won’t even care!
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup pumpkin pie filling
Dark Spiced Rum
Add butter, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie filling to a small saucepan over low heat and cook until butter is melted and mixture is warmed through. Place approximately 2 tablespoons of the pumpkin-butter-sugar mixture into the bottom of each glass and add 1.5 oz. rum. Top off with boiling water. Add a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg and serve warm. Makes two servings.
You guys, let me know if you try any of these and what you think! I had so much fun preparing and photographing (and drinking) these, I know you’ll enjoy them!
Trisha D says
They don't call this evening 'the biggest bar night all year' for nuthin' in my little town. Too bad they shy away from creative flavorful cocktails such as your own.
My goodness, the names, the ingredients, your fabulously styled photos… be careful I may just invite myself over next year 😉 In all seriousness, we've had a pumpkin vodka collecting dust on our shelf begging to be used during this holiday season. You've inspired me to dust it off and try some new concoctions!!
Bravo Bynne, bravo!
Thanks Trisha! Get creative! I'm not even the world's biggest pumpkin fan, but these were all certifiably delicious 🙂 Ooh… what about a pumpkin take on a White Russian?
Julia Konya says
I knew you were my kind of girl. You had me at cocktail 😉
They sound so delicious. I wish it was time to try one already 😉
Yay! I hope you try one and let me know what you think! The hot-buttered rum one is my personal favorite 😉
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope it's great!
Lets just build a house! says
I don't think I will stop thinking of the drunken pumpkin until I try it…it's going to happen.
Yay! I hope you make it and tell me what you think! It's seriously delicious 🙂
Lizbeth McGow says
Hi Brynne, this cocktail looks irresistible even for non pumpkin lovers like myself, I would have one in an instant! Will try it for sure! Thanks for sharing it!
Thank you Lizbeth! I too am not a true pumpkin lover, but love it in these cocktails! Please let me know what you think 🙂
These drink recipes are great, Brynne! I think my favorite is that drunken punkin cocktail. YUM! Pinned to my Marvelous Mondays board. Thanks for sharing at the party!
Julie, thanks so much for stopping by & pinning! I hope you'll try one of these – I can highly recommend the drunken punkin 😉