This boozy pumpkin juice is perfect for fall! If you are looking for a pumpkin vodka cocktail to serve at Thanksgiving or another autumn event, you’ll love this seasonal treat.
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This fall-inspired cocktail uses real pumpkin which makes it perfect for serving with a nice slice of pumpkin pie or some pumpkin jello shots.
If you are fan of pumpkin spice anything, make sure to also check out my Pumpkin Spice White Russian recipe too!
Pumpkin Vodka Cocktail Ingredients
These are the simple ingredients you need for this yummy pumpkin cocktail. For full step-by-step instructions, scroll down to our recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Apple juice
- Pumpkin flavored vodka
- Granulated sugar
What Can I Use Instead of Pumpkin Vodka?
This recipe uses pumpkin flavored vodka which you can find in liquor stores from a number of brands. If you can’t find this vodka or you are looking to make this cocktail out of season, you have a few options:
Use pumpkin flavored syrup with plain vodka. I would use 1 tablespoon instead of the honey as the syrup is pretty sweet.
Use pumpkin pie spice instead of the pumpkin vodka.
How To A Make Pumpkin Vodka Cocktail
This cocktail is really easy to make! You don’t need a cocktail shaker or any special equipment.
In a glass, add pumpkin flavored vodka, honey, and pumpkin. Stir. Add in apple juice. Stir well.
How To Make The Cinnamon Rim
On a plate mix together cinnamon and sugar. Wet the rim of another glass. Roll it in the cinnamon sugar mix. Add crushed ice to the glass.
Pour in the pumpkin apple mixture over the ice in the other glass. Stir and serve cold!
How To Serve Your Pumpkin Vodka Cocktail
- You can double or triple the recipe and serve it in a hollowed out pumpkin!
- Serve in pumpkin shaped cups
Frequently asked questions
Who makes pumpkin vodka?
A few different companies make pumpkin vodka but what you can find near you will depend on where you live. Here are a few brands to look out for:
Can I use other liquors besides vodka?
Absolutely. Some of the other ideas that are popular choices include rum or tequila either infused with pumpkin or using the pumpkin syrup.
Can I make these without alcohol?
If you want to make a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail, you can use soda water instead of vodka and the non-alcoholic pumpkin syrup.
This delicious fall cocktail is perfect for a Thanksgiving brunch. Unlike most autumn drinks, this one is made with real pumpkin which delivers a great taste and texture.
- 1 1/4 cup apple juice
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 oz. pumpkin flavored vodka
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- In a glass, add pumpkin flavored vodka, honey, and pumpkin. Stir. Add in apple juice. Stir well.
- On a plate mix together cinnamon and sugar. Wet the rim of another glass. Roll it in the cinnamon sugar mix. Add crushed ice to the glass.
- Pour in the pumpkin apple mixture over the ice in the other glass. Stir and serve cold!
If you cannot find pumpkin vodka, you can use pumpkin syrup and plain vodka instead.