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Halloween Spirits: How to Add Pumpkin Spice To Your Grown-Up Drinks

With Halloween just around the corner, you’ll find supermarket shelves are filled with pumpkin spice everything. This seasonal sensation, brought about by the super successful Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, which you can also make at home, has now spread to your favorite alcoholic drinks. These can be used to conjure some delicious Halloween tipples that will even have blood-loving Dracula reaching for a glass.

Of course, like all things pumpkin spice, actual pumpkin isn’t a key ingredient — these pumpkin spice liqueurs are made with spices commonly found in pumpkin pie recipes, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. That’s why these drinks can vary considerably in flavor — the exact mixture of ingredients can determine whether it’ll be a spicier pumpkin flavor or more of a sweet one.

Keep reading to see 7 pumpkin spice delights along with a few serving mixing suggestions, and you’ll see that not all Halloween spirits have to be scary.


1. Kahlua Pumpkin Spice


Everyone’s favorite coffee-flavored liqueur has been given a seasonal makeover. Natural pumpkin flavor and delicious autumnal spices have been added to the classic sugar cane rum.

With its versatile mixing ability, this tasty spirit is great for throwing into tons of different cocktails for a friendly Kahlua kick. Our favorite ideas include a coffee pumpkin martini, which mixes pumpkin puree, spiced rum, and this special Kahlua. For those looking for something warm and relaxing, try adding a shot to your favorite hot chocolate and topping it with some whipped cream or Halloween marshmallows for good measure.

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2. Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice


One of the world’s best-selling and creamiest liqueurs has also been updated with a Halloween infusion of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to deliver an enticing new taste. Like the original Bailey’s Irish Cream, this fall offering is delicious over ice or mixed with a number of hot beverages. Create your own pumpkin spiced latte with a kick, or give your dessert coffee an extra tasty creamer by adding a pour of this luxurious liqueur.  

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3. Crop Harvest Earth Vodka Spiced Pumpkin


Another versatile mixer, this Minnesota-made vodka is produced using a secret recipe that includes fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, providing a complex taste with a slight sweetness. It can be sipped neat or mixed into a range of cocktails, including martinis or a hot toddy.

Feeling a little more adventurous? Try a ginger cooler to open up the senses, or mix Crop Spiced Pumpkin Vodka with simple syrup and lemon juice for a pumpkin collins.

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4. Mozart Pumpkin Spice Liqueur


If you’ve got a sweet tooth, the Chocolate Cream Pumpkin Spice Liqueur from Mozart is just the thing you need to sate it. The liqueur has caramel, chocolate, and pumpkin flavors, so it’s sure to take your seasonal cocktails to the next level.

Add Mozart Pumpkin Spice to your espresso for a boozy treat, mix into a milkshake, or mix it with vodka for a seasonal take on the martini.

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5. Pennsylvania Dutch Pumpkin Cream


This cream liqueur from Pennsylvania Dutch has a satisfying peach color and a pumpkin spice flavor. It can be enjoyed cold or in a hot drink like a spiked latte. It’s made with real cream, too, and it’s a more affordable option compared with pricier brands like Bailey’s.

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6. Kavanagh Pumpkin Spice Irish Cream


This pumpkin spice flavored cream comes from Ireland, and it’s a good option if you’re looking to make a spiked latte or even to drink by itself over ice. This cream has flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg.

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7. Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie


Love pumpkin pie so much you wish there was a way to drink it? Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie is the way to go. It has vanilla, spice, and brown sugar flavors to evoke the flavor of a slice of your favorite diner’s pie. It comes from Kentucky, so it’s fitting to mix it in a cocktail with a good bourbon.

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