Cocktails, Pumpkin Spice, and Everything Nice

As the leaves change colors and a crisp breeze fills the air, it’s the perfect time to welcome the flavors of fall into your restaurant or bar. One way to capture the essence of this cozy season is by adding Pumpkin Spice Cocktails to your menu. These seasonal drinks not only celebrate autumn but can also attract customers and boost your profits.

Seasonal offerings tap into the excitement that comes with the changing seasons. Customers eagerly anticipate these limited-time treats, making them more likely to visit your venue. The aroma and taste of autumn spices can evoke nostalgia and create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Don’t believe us? Go to any coffee shop and let us know how many pumpkin latte orders you can count — and how many of them get photographed for Instagram.

That is why, we’ve put together some tasty recipe ideas that’ll leave your guests, and their insta-followers, wanting more.

The best part? When you use Premium Blend wine-based liquors, you’re able to sell all these innovative cocktails at your venue with only a beer and wine license!

Pumpkin Spice Martini:

  • 3 oz Klir Red 24% (wine-based vodka)
  • 1 oz Féileacán Irish Cream 14% (wine-based Irish cream)
  • 1/2 oz. Pumpkin Spice creamer 
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Rim the glass with crushed-up graham crackers.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick.
Pumpkin Spice Martini

Pumpkin Spice Kafe:

  • 2 oz Kafe Luna 14% (wine-based coffee liqueur)
  • 2 oz Klir Red 24% (wine-based vodka)
  • 1 oz pumpkin spice creamer
  • Add ice and stir. Garnish with whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg or cinnamon.
Pumpkin Spice Kafe

Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned:

  • 3 oz ConnoisSir VSOP 24% (wine-based cognac)
  • 1/2 oz pumpkin spice syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel and a cinnamon stick for garnish
  • Stir the ingredients with ice, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with the orange peel and cinnamon stick.
Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned

Pumpkin Spice Irish Coffee:  (Hot)

  • 2 oz Féileacán Irish Cream 14% (wine-based Irish cream)
  • 1 oz Candian Wicket 24% (wine-based whiskey)
  • 4 oz Fresh brewed hot coffee
  • 1 oz pumpkin spice creamer or homemade pumpkin spice syrup
  • Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.
Pumpkin Spice Irish Coffee (Hot)

Pumpkin Spice Margarita:

Rim the glass with cinnamon sugar. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into the glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Pumpkin Spice Margarita

Pumpkin Spice Mule:

  • 3 oz Klir Red 24% (wine-based vodka)
  • 1 oz pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and cinnamon stick.
Pumpkin Spice Mule

Pumpkin Spice Hot Toddy:  (Hot)

  • 3 oz. Rhumbero Spice 24% (wine-based rum)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 4-6 oz hot water
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

In a heatproof glass or mug, mix pumpkin puree, honey, and lemon juice. Add the rum or bourbon, then top with hot water. Stir well and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Toddy (Hot)

Pumpkin Spice Wicket Sour:

  • 3 oz Candian Wicket 24% (wine-based whiskey)
  • 1 oz pumpkin spice syrup
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz egg white (optional, for frothiness)
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Pumpkin pie spice for garnish. 

In a shaker, combine Candian Wicket, pumpkin spice syrup, lemon juice, and egg white. Dry shake (without ice) vigorously for about 15 seconds. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin Spice Wicket Sour

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