Do you fancy a pumpkin cocktail? Try the Old Fashioned Pumpkin! It’s a cozy slow sipper with bourbon and a hint of vanilla and spice.

Pumpkin Cocktail Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Look out for Pumpkin cocktail is that sippable and not too cute? Try our new favorite autumn drink: the Pumpkin Old Fashioned! This one is for bourbon lovers: it’s a nuanced slow sipper with notes of vanilla, maple and spices. It’s barely sweet and bourbon-like, ideal for sipping by the fireplace or for any autumn occasion. Although it’s bright orange, it tastes just like the classic old fashioned you love … only cozier.

What’s in a Pumpkin Old Fashioned Cocktail?

This Pumpkin Old Fashioned Cocktail is 100% Old Fashioned, with a hint of pumpkin spice. It’s a great contrast to most pumpkin cocktails that tend to be sweet and creamy (like this pumpkin martini). This one has just the right finish from the pumpkin spices, but is still very bourbon-forward. Here’s what you need:

  • bourbon
  • pumpkin puree (no pumpkin pie filling)
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • vanilla

The ingredients may make it seem like a sweet drink, this Pumpkin Old Fashioned is anything but! Take a sip and it tastes like bourbon on the front end but has a distinct hint of spice on the finish.

Pumpkin Cocktail Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Use pure maple syrup or plain syrup

Don’t have pure maple syrup? This pumpkin cocktail uses pure maple syrup, not the synthetic one! You can substitute honey or plain syrup if you don’t have it on hand. Better yet, make a batch of brown sugar syrup! It only takes 5 minutes and all you need is brown sugar. The taste is even deeper and more caramelized than maple syrup.

How to make a pumpkin old-fashioned

The method of making a Pumpkin Old Fashioned Cocktail is different from the typical Old Fashioned. For the classic, mix a sugar cube with bitters and then pour the bourbon directly into the glass. For the pumpkin version, you have to shake it! Here’s why:

  • Shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. That’s unconventional for an old fashioned. However, it is necessary to incorporate the pumpkin puree into the drink. It makes a nice orange color!
  • Strain into a glass filled with ice. When making an old fashioned, a large ice cube is key. Make a batch of clear ice for the best results.
  • Garnish! This pumpkin cocktail looks great with a sprig of rosemary and orange peel and is reminiscent of the colors of a … you guessed it, a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cocktail Pumpkin Old Fashioned

More pumpkin drinks

There are so many delicious ways to add pumpkin to your drinks! From smoothies to cocktails, we have everything for you. Try these delicious pumpkin drinks:

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Do you fancy a pumpkin cocktail? Try the Old Fashioned Pumpkin! It’s a cozy slow sipper with bourbon and a hint of vanilla and spice.

  • 2 ounces* Bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • ½ tablespoon Maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon Pumpkin pie spice (bought or homemade)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Splash of Angostura Bitter
  • Ice cream to serve (try clear ice!)
  1. Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 handful of ice and shake cold.
  2. Strain the drink into a lowball glass filled with ice. Garnish with rosemary and an orange peel if you like.
  • Category: drink
  • Method: Shocked
  • Kitchen: Cocktails

Keywords: Old-fashioned pumpkin, pumpkin. Old-fashioned, pumpkin cocktail


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