Love and Confections: Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail #PumpkinWeek

September 19, 2018

Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin isn't just for sweet and savory recipes, it's great in cocktails too, like my Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail. Autumn spices are infused in homemade pumpkin pie simple syrup which blends deliciously with smooth bourbon. Whether it's happy hour at home or cocktails for a crowd, Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail will be your go-to drink this Fall!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #PumpkinWeek. All opinions are my own.

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I know it's only Wednesday and I'm sharing a cocktail, but this needs to be on your to-do list ASAP! Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail is the perfect drink to help ring in the Fall season. It's day 3 of #PumpkinWeek and I would love to share this cocktail in person with my lovely co-hostess, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures! Don't forget to enter the #PumpkinWeek giveaway here!

I am definitely a sucker for seasonal drinks. I love being able to celebrate the season with beverages, as well as food, and cocktails are always fun to create. Pumpkin Pie Simple Syrup is the base of this drink, and let me tell you, you'll want to keep this in your refrigerator for not only cocktails, but also coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc. It is delicious and I will probably make a double batch for my next round of cocktails.

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I recommend investing in a good fine sieve and/or cheesecloth. You want the flavor of the pumpkin and spices, but a clearer liquid is preferred. But don't discard the solids left behind. You can use it in place of the puree in my Whipped Pumpkin Pie Honey Butter, add it into the ingredients for Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Butter, or even mix it into a smoothie or ice cream.

We are definitely a bourbon loving household. Mr. L&C was especially excited to be my taste-tester for this round. Make sure you have a good bourbon on hand. A flavored bourbon like vanilla or apple would definitely be okay in this recipe too.

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The Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail is topped with club soda. I like that bit of effervescence and how the flavors all blend together. Make sure your simple syrup is completely chilled before making this cocktail. 

Here are some items I used for this recipe:

Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail

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  • 2 ounces Pumpkin Pie Simple Syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 2-3 ounces club soda
  • Ice
  • Maple Syrup
  • Cinnamon Sugar


  1. Place maple syrup and cinnamon sugar each in shallow dishes. Dip a rocks glass into maple syrup, letting excess fall off, then dip into cinnamon sugar.
  2. Fill glass with ice. Combine simple syrup and bourbon in glass and top with club soda.
Yield: 1 serving

Pumpkin Pie Simple Syrup


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine water, sugar, pumpkin, spice and salt in medium pan. Heat, stirring consistently, until sugars are dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  2. Place fine mesh sieve over heat-safe container (optionally line with cheesecloth also) and strain the syrup. Refrigerate for up to one week. *see post for ideas on how to use leftover solids.
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Here are today's #PumpkinWeek Recipes:


Pumpkin Juice- Harry Potter Style from Jonesin' For Taste
Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Cocktail from Love and Confections


Creamy Pumpkin Fiesta Chicken Soup from Amy's Cooking Adventures
One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Bacon Pasta from 4 Sons 'R' Us
Pumpkin Chili from It Bakes Me Happy
Pumpkin Chorizo Tamales with Pumpkin Mole from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Paninis from Eat Move Make
Pumpkin Hummus from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Pizza from Platter Talk
Savory Loaded Pumpkin Cornbread from Who Needs A Cape?
Savory Pumpkin & Pepper Goat Cheese Tart from Hardly A Goddess

Baked Goods & Desserts:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread from House of Nash Eats
Fluffy Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes from The Redhead Baker
Fluffy Pumpkin Pie Dip from The Beard and The Baker
Mom's Classic Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream from Family Around the Table
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake from Cooking with Carlee
Pumpkin Banana Bread from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pumpkin Cheddar Skillet Corn Bread from Tip Garden
Pumpkin Creme Brulee from Cookaholic Wife
Pumpkin Ginger Donuts from Daily Dish Recipes
Pumpkin Kolaches from The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Maple Bark from Seduction In The Kitchen
Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Pie Crescents from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Pumpkin Pie with Toasted Meringue from The Crumby Kitchen
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pumpkin Souffle from Caroline's Cooking
Pumpkin Spice Cake Roll from Grumpy's Honeybunch
Pumpkin Spiced Cookies from April Golightly

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Until next time,


  1. Cheers Terri. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful event each and every year.

  2. I love this recipe- I love making simple syrups with different flavors for drinks- this is one I never thought of!

  3. Bourbon and pumpkin sounds like a delicious combination. This will be perfect for fall entertaining.

  4. This sounds amazing. I love bourbon cocktails.