Pumpkin Spice Cocktail – the perfect warm holiday cocktail recipe! Serve it with Candied Bacon Bites for an afternoon get together or party full of fall flavor.
I love serving mulled wine, cider or warm cocktails full of spice during fall and winter. The house smells delicious and a toasty libation just makes everything seem a little more festive. Plus, I never met a hot buttered rum I didn’t like.
Pumpkin Spice Cocktails are made in two parts – first you make the non-alcoholic pumpkin spice, then you make the cocktails by adding a shot (or two) of booze to a mug and stirring in the pumpkin blend. This allows everyone to adjust the ratio of the cocktails to their taste, and you can keep the pumpkin mix warm over low heat for refills without cooking the alcohol.
I use spiced rum or dark rum in this recipe, but we’ve tried it with whiskey too and it’s also delish! (If you’re wondering about gluten in alcohol, you can check out this post.)
Try a Pumpkin Spice Cocktail soon, and let me know what you think!
photos by Katie Roletto