Celebrate Fall With Pumpkin Cocktails

Pumpkin Cocktails Recipes

Fall is starting to show itself all along the East coast. The cold weather is quickly taking over and the leaves are changing into beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. We’re all breaking out our heavy coats, boots, and scarves. The crisp Fall air is amongst us and it’s a welcomed change from the blistering heat!

I personally love this time of year because there are a bunch of get-togethers that are bound to happen, and not to mention all the holiday parties and work parties that will soon fill up our calendars.

Pumpkin Cocktails Recipes

Whenever I host parties, I try to make cocktails that pertain to the particular season we’re in and I also try to make an alcoholic one and a non-alcoholic one so it satisfies everyone.

Pumpkin Cocktails Recipes

Today, I have two cocktails for you.  One is a pumpkin pie cocktail and the other is a sparkling pumpkin apple cider cocktail. Both are really easy to make and although the recipes below are for one drink, I made it that way so it’s very easy to increase the amount, or you can improvise and use the same ingredients and tweak it to you and your guests’ taste. One fun thing about cocktails is, you don’t always have to pre-make them. You can always just buy the required ingredients and have your guests mix it up themselves to create their own drink to their taste. Some like it stronger, some like it milder!

For the Pumpkin Pie Cocktail, dip the rim of your drinking glass into the bowl of water then dip it into the plate of crushed graham crackers.

Pumpkin Cocktails Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

Makes 1 drink

INGREDIENTS

4 oz. vanilla vodka

2 oz. crème de cacao

1 tablespoon pumpkin puree

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 1/2 tablespoon heavy cream

1/4 cup finely crushed graham crackers

A bowl of water

DIRECTIONS

Pour 1/4 cup of finely crushed graham crackers onto a plate. Dip the rim of your drinking glass into the bowl of water then dip it into the plate of crushed graham crackers.

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker, add ice, shake and pour into your prepared glass!

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For the Sparkling Pumpkin Spice Apple Cider, dip the rim of your drinking glass into the bowl of water then dip it into the plate of sparkling sugar.

Pumpkin Cocktails Recipes

Sparkling Pumpkin Spice Apple Cider

Makes 1 drink

INGREDIENTS

1 cup fresh apple cider

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 tablespoon pumpkin puree

1/2 cup sparkling water

Sparkling sugar

A bowl of water

DIRECTIONS

Pour sparkling sugar onto a plate. Dip the rim of your drinking glass into the bowl of water then dip it into the plate of sparkling sugar.

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker, add ice, shake and pour into your prepared glass!

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**Note:  If you want to make a slushy form of this cocktail (for entertaining the kids), try using your KitchenAid® Diamond Blender! To do this, put everything in the blender (minus the sparkling sugar and bowl of water) and add about 3/4 cup of ice! If you want it to be more of a water-based slush, use less ice.

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