8 Pumpkin Cocktails to Get You in the ‘Spirit’ of Autumn


Pumpkin spice isn’t just for lattes anymore, and the tastiest pumpkin spice cocktail recipes prove it. If you enjoy a good boozy beverage and you’ve never tried any pumpkin cocktails before, autumn is the perfect excuse to enjoy these seasonal sips. You don’t even have to wait for Halloween or Thanksgiving to indulge.

As we all know, pumpkin spice has long been a favorite flavor for many Americans during the entire fall season. The beloved pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks has undoubtedly played a role in the flavor’s extraordinary popularity. However, we think the emergence of drinks like pumpkin spice beer and other pumpkin spice drinks at grocery stores and restaurants have given the spice blend even more of a lasting power. After all, many of us could use a boozy break while picking out the best Halloween costumes or decorating the house for the holidays — so why not kick back and relax with a pumpkin spice cocktail? 

The good news is that if you love a good pumpkin spice cocktail — or any other alcoholic pumpkin drinks — they’re a lot easier to make than you’d think. You don’t need to spend a bunch of money to purchase pumpkin spice drinks at a bar or restaurant. Many of them only include a few delicious ingredients that aren’t too hard to come by at the grocery store or liquor shop. Even better? There are tons of pumpkin cocktail recipes out there to choose from when you make your selection. From pumpkin spice rum drinks to pumpkin bourbon cocktails, the list of pumpkin drink recipes goes on and on. 

Scroll below to see some of the most delicious pumpkin spice cocktail recipes on the internet.

1. Pumpkin Spice Cocktail With Tequila

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This pumpkin drink recipe is perfect for anyone who enjoys the seasonal flavor with a Mexican twist. The addition of Casamigos Blanco makes this cocktail really stand out among other pumpkin spice drink recipes — and for good reason. 

Get the full recipe at The Little Market.

2. Pumpkin Drink With Ice Cream

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If you have a serious sweet tooth, this pecan and pumpkin spice latte cocktail will absolutely delight your taste buds. How often do you get to have a full scoop of ice cream inside of your booze? One thing’s for sure: This is one pumpkin drink recipe you won’t soon forget. Go ahead and treat yourself — you deserve it! 

Get the full recipe at ATX Party Girl.

3. Pumpkin Rum Drink

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This elegant pumpkin pie martini includes coconut cream and homemade pumpkin spice syrup for a seasonal taste that can’t be beat. Did we mention it also boasts a toasted pumpkin seed rim? It doesn’t get much more fabulous than that.

Get the full recipe at Holly and Flora.

4. Pumpkin Bourbon Cocktail

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Considering the name of this pumpkin cocktail is “Back to Basics,” we never would’ve expected to see such an intriguing ingredient like Bloody Butcher bourbon in the recipe. We don’t know about you, but we think this sounds like the perfect Halloween drink.

Get the full recipe at New Liberty Distillery.

5. Pumpkin Pie Moscow Mule

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While many pumpkin drinks call for the pumpkin spice flavor or pumpkin liquor of some sort, this pumpkin cocktail recipe involves pumpkin purée for a delightfully full fall flavor. This is perfect for the ultimate pumpkin lover in your life — especially if it’s you!

Get the full recipe at Love and Confections.

6. Pumpkin Vodka Cocktail

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This “Drunken Pumpkin” cocktail is spookily delicious for a Halloween party — or really anytime this fall when you feel like getting into the seasonal spirit. Including pumpkin-pie-infused vodka, this is one drink that’s certainly not short on flavor or utter deliciousness.

Get the full recipe at How to Feed a Loon.

7. Pumpkin Spice Cocktail With Bailey’s

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If you’re looking for a pumpkin spice cocktail with coffee in it, look no further than the Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Latte. This decadent pumpkin spice drink boasts the best of both worlds in the form of caffeine and creamy liquor — creamy pumpkin spice liquor, to be exact. What could be better than that? 

Get the full recipe at Bailey’s.

8. Bourbon Spice Latte

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If you prefer the boozy kick to come from coffee liquor rather than pumpkin liquor, this drink has you covered. This unique spin on the pumpkin spice latte gets its crowning jewel from the seasonal taste at the very top. Spectacular!

Get the full recipe at Mr. Boston Official.

Psst: We think these pumpkin drinks pair pretty nicely with Halloween cupcakes.

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