Raise Your Glass to Fall: Indulge Yourself in the Magic that is Pumpkin Spice Cocktail Recipes!

by | Aug 28, 2023 | Events, Holiday | 0 comments

There’s no better way to celebrate the coming of autumn than with a delicious pumpkin spice cocktail. From inspiring and unique new recipes to fun and tasty twists on the classics, there’s no going wrong with a pumpkin spice drink to celebrate the fall season! But with all the possibilities for out-of-the-box pumpkin spice cocktails during autumn, you might struggle to find a recipe that suits your tastes.

You’re in luck if you want to make a mouthwatering pumpkin spice drink this fall from the warmth and comfort of home. Read more to find our top pumpkin spice cocktail recipes and explore the diverse and delightful flavors that encapsulate the autumn season.

1. Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule

Try this flavorful twist on the classic Moscow mule by adding pumpkin spice to your drink! This seasonal beverage will surely prepare you to embrace fall and all of its offerings. Here’s our favorite pumpkin spice Moscow mule recipe this autumn season.


  • 2-4 ounces of vanilla vodka–traditional is fine for a less-sweet version
  • One heaping tablespoon of pumpkin puree, more for garnish
  • ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • A squeeze of lime
  • Spicy ginger beer, like Fever Tree

To Make the Cocktail:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, pumpkin puree, pie spice, and lime juice. Shake together until well combined.
  2. Pour the drink into a copper mule mug filled with ice.
  3. Top the drink with ginger beer. Top with an extra dash of pumpkin pie spice if desired.

2. Pumpkin Spice White Russian

This mouthwatering drink is even better than it sounds. Taking a unique twist on the classic white Russian, this cocktail will surely be a household favorite during the fall season. Here’s the best pumpkin spice white Russian cocktail we’ve tried.


  • Three ounces/2 shot glasses of vodka
  • 3 ounces of pumpkin spice creamer
  • 1.5 ounces of Kahlua
  • Whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice

To make the rim, gather the following ingredients:

  • One teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • One teaspoon of sugar or sparkling sugar
  • Three tablespoons of crushed graham crackers

To Make the Cocktail:

  1. Mix the cup’s rim ingredients together on a small, shallow plate. Coat the edges of two glasses in water, then dip them into the mixture. Press to coat the rims and set aside.
  2. Pour the vodka, creamer, and Kahlua into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake the ingredients together until combined.
  3. Pour the drink into prepared glasses and top with whipped cream and the pumpkin pie spice.

3. Pumpkin Spice Margarita

Margaritas are one of the most classic cocktails, with endless variations to keep this drink consistently exciting. Simply put, there’s no shortage of ways to dress up your margarita–so why not try out our favorite pumpkin spice margarita recipe during the upcoming fall season?


  • Two ounces of Repisado Tequila
  • One ounce of Cointreau
  • ½ oz of fresh lime juice
  • Two ounces of pumpkin spice puree

To make the pumpkin spice puree, gather the following ingredients:

  • One cup of light brown sugar
  • One cup of water
  • One teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground clove
  • One 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree

For the spiced rim, collect the following ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons of coarse sea salt
  • One tablespoon of brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnishing
  • Lime wedges

To Make the Cocktail:

  1. Combine the brown sugar, water, and spices in a saucepan and simmer. Cook the syrup over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool completely.
  2. Whisk in the canned pumpkin once the syrup cools. Chill or set aside until ready to use.
  3. Prepare the rim mixture by combining the salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon on a small, shallow plate. Prepare the rim with a lime wedge and dip it into the salt mixture.
  4. Fill your glass with ice, then set aside.
  5. Combine the tequila, Cointreau, ½ ounce lime juice, and two ounces of pumpkin simple syrup puree into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until combined and chilled.
  6. Strain your finished drink into your prepared glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

4. Pumpkin Spice Martini

A delicious martini is the perfect way to celebrate the fall season–especially when it’s pumpkin spice flavored. This simple pumpkin spice martini recipe will help you celebrate the season.


  • One cup of ice cubes
  • 1.5 fluid ounces of jigger vanilla flavored vodka
  • 1.5 fluid ounces of jigger Irish cream liqueur
  • 1.5 fluid ounces of jigger pumpkin-flavored liqueur
  • One pinch of ground cinnamon
  • One pinch of ground nutmeg

To Make the Cocktail:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour the vanilla-flavored vodka, Irish cream, and pumpkin-flavored liqueur over the ice. Shake until combined and chilled.
  3. Strain the drink into a martini glass. Garnish with ground cinnamon and nutmeg.

5. Pumpkin Spice Mudslide

The final delicious pumpkin spice cocktail recipe on our list is equal parts dessert as a drink! This pumpkin spice mudslide drink is also easy to make, meaning you can mix it up like a pro and impress your friends during the fall season.


  • Three scoops of Blue Bell Pumpkin Spiced Pecan ice cream–other pumpkin ice cream is okay
  • Three tablespoons of milk
  • Two ounces of Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
  • One ounce of vodka

To Make the Cocktail:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blend and blend until well combined.
  2. Pour the cocktail mixture into a prepared class.
  3. Garnish your mudslide with caramel sauce or swirled chocolate (or both!)
  4. Top the mudslide with whipped cream, pumpkin pie spice, caramel, chocolate, or anything else to fit your cravings!

Get Your Drinks Catered With The Refuge

Looking to celebrate the season with tasty pumpkin spice drinks and fall-themed foods? While you can make the drinks on our list from the comfort of your home, you can turn to The Refuge to suit all your cravings and catering needs, no matter the event.

The Refuge has the best food, drinks, and more to satisfy your wants and deliver the best-tasting experience to you every time. Contact us today to set up catering for your event, or visit us for a delicious dining experience!