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a pumpkin cocktail in a glass with a cinnamon stick

Pumpkin Cocktail


Description

Bright citrus balances cozy, rich pumpkin and zesty fall spices in the best pumpkin cocktail. This pumpkin spice tequila cocktail tastes like pumpkin pie with a spiked, fresh twist.


Ingredients

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Rim

  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • Orange juice

Pumpkin Spice Tequila Cocktail

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 ½ ounces orange juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) pumpkin puree
  • ½ ounce pure maple syrup

Garnish

  • Cinnamon stick
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Orange twist

Instructions

For the Pumpkin Spice Sugar Rim:

  • Fill a shallow, rimmed plate with pumpkin spice and sugar. Gently stir until well mixed. Set aside for later.
  • Now, fill a shallow, rimmed plate that’s large enough to hold the entire rim of your cocktail glass with orange juice.
  • Turn your glass upside down, holding it by the base or stem over the orange juice plate.
  • Gently turn and twist the rim of the glass in the orange juice until coated.
  • Set the rim into the plate of pumpkin spiced sugar. Twist, turn and tilt the glass until the rim is coated in sugar.
  • Set glass aside while you make the cocktail.

 

For the Pumpkin Spice Tequila Cocktail:

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice: tequila, Cointreau, orange juice, lime juice, pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, maple syrup.
  • Shake until chilled.
  • Strain into prepared glass(es).
  • Garnish with cinnamon stick, a sprinkle of pumpkin spice, and/or orange twist. Sip and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Cocktails
  • Method: Chill