Full of flavor and packed with aromatic spices, this Warm Pumpkin Spice Cocktail is a boozy way to warm you up on a cool fall night!
Warm Pumpkin Spice Cocktail is the best way to get into the fall mood! It just isn’t Fall without the spicy flavors of cinnamon and pumpkin floating through the air. There’s nothing I love more than waking up with a warm Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte on a crisp fall morning.
But sometimes I want to enjoy those warm pumpkin spice flavors at night, without all the caffeine. That’s where this super easy and delicious Warm Pumpkin Spice Cocktail comes in! It’s like a warm piece of pumpkin pie in a mug!
WARM PUMPKIN SPICE COCKTAIL
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Disclaimer: This hot pumpkin pie cocktail is definitely for the adults! It gets a kick from whipped vodka, which tastes just like whipped cream!
Pumpkin puree combines with creamy milk, fragrant pumpkin spice, and sweet vanilla and sugar to create a velvety base for this vodka pumpkin cocktail.
What is Pumpkin Spice?
In the last several years, you’ve probably seen Pumpkin Spice everything cropping up all over the place! From lattes to milkshakes, to pumpkin spice versions of your favorite foods at the grocery store, pumpkin spice is EVERYWHERE. But you may be wondering, just what exactly is pumpkin spice anyway? Does it have pumpkin in it?
Pumpkin spice doesn’t actually contain pumpkin. It’s really just another name for pumpkin pie spice – a mixture of 5 aromatic spices commonly used to flavor pumpkin pie and other pumpkin-flavored foods. Here’s what’s included in pumpkin pie spice:
You can make your own pumpkin pie spice at home, or you can find it conveniently pre-mixed in the spices section of your local grocer.
Ingredients in Pumpkin Spice Cocktail
- Pumpkin puree
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Whipped vodka
- Whipped cream
While this pumpkin cocktail was indeed created for the twenty-one-and-over crowd, you can certainly turn it into a mocktail or make it family-friendly by leaving out the vodka.
How to Make a Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
- Grab a medium-sized saucepan and place it over medium heat on your stove. Add the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice and whisk everything together. Heat until the mixture is warm.
- Set out four coffee mugs and pour an ounce of whipped vodka into each one. Remove the saucepan of warm pumpkin mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Pour the warm pumpkin drink into the vodka filled mugs, then top with whipped cream and serve!
How to Serve a Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
This warm pumpkin spice cocktail is best served in a fun mug with a generous dollop of whipped cream on top!
If you want to dress it up a little, consider drizzling caramel syrup over top and dusting it with a light coat of cinnamon and nutmeg. You can even add a cinnamon stick for a little extra flair!
Serve this warm pumpkin cocktail at your next fall gathering and you’ll surely wow every adult in the room!
Where can I find whipped vodka?
You can find whipped vodka at just about any liquor store or in the spirits section of your local grocer.
Pinnacle, Smirnoff, and Burnett’s brands all have their own versions of whipped cream vodka. Any one of these vodkas would be fantastic in this hot pumpkin pie cocktail!
Try some of my other warm cocktails to pick up you on a cold day!
- Drunken Pumpkin Mocha
- Warm Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail
- Homemade Eggnog
- Whipped Hot Toddy
- Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- More DRINKS recipes…
Tools used to make this Warm Pumpkin Spice Cocktail recipe
Glass Mugs: These glass mugs are great for serving warm drinks and cocktails. Bring these gorgeous mugs out when you want to serve an elevated warm beverage treat at your next holiday gathering!
Saucepan: This stainless steel saucepan is a kitchen must-have. Its aluminum core and stainless steel coating makes it ideal for cooking soups, scalding milk, and heating warm drinks evenly without hot spots.
*This post originally posted on 10/04/2013.
- 4 c milk
- 1/2 c pumpkin puree
- 3 T sugar
- 1 t pumpkin pie spice
- 4 oz whipped vodka
- 2 t vanilla
- whipped cream optional
- combine milk, pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice in a sauce pan and heat until warm
- in each mug pour 1 oz of whipped vodka, if making a cocktail
- remove from heat and add vanilla
- pour pumpkin mixture into each mug
- top each mug with whipped cream