Spiced Bourbon Pumpkin Smash

All of the lovely winter spices come together in this delicious Spiced Bourbon Pumpkin Smash.  Maple syrup, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices all blend with bourbon or whiskey to create this perfect holiday cocktail!

Even if you’re not a bourbon lover, you will love this one!

Boil together all of the Spiced Pumpkin Syrup ingredient for a few minutes and then let it cool.

Combine the syrup with bourbon (or whiskey if you prefer), orange juice and orange bitters.  Give it a good shake and strain it into an ice-filled glass.  Top the cocktail with ginger beer and enjoy this awesome holiday cocktail!

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Spiced Bourbon Pumpkin Smash

Makes: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


Spiced Pumpkin Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Pumpkin Smash:

  • 1-2 ounces (2-4 tablespoons) spiced pumpkin syrup (recipe below)
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) bourbon or whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) orange or clementine juice
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • ginger beer, for topping (optional)


Spiced Pumpkin Syrup:

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot. Boil 5 minutes, then remove from the heat. Let cool. This syrup makes enough for about 6 drinks.


In a cocktail shaker, combine 2-3 tablespoons pumpkin syrup, the bourbon/whiskey, orange juice, and orange bitters. Add ice and shake. Strain into a glass. Top off with ginger beer, if desired.

Chef’s Notes:

To Make a Mocktail: omit the bourbon and use 1 additional tablespoon orange juice, plus 1 tablespoon apple cider, and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract.


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    • 5 / 5
    Total Reviews:( 1 )
    • Harry

      I’m not a big fan of Pumpkin made products. I won’t even eat pumpkin pie, for my sweet tooth.This is probably the only way to get pumpkin in me willingly, with alcohol. Bottoms up Fran. Happy Thanksgiving to you & Yours.

      • Francine

        I hear you about pumpkin but sometimes, changing it up makes all the difference in the world! Let me know what you think! Appreciate the holiday wishes!

        • Harry

          My pleasure hope the best for you. I tried it. It was very smooth actually. I’m glad I made it with Bourbon not whiskey. I spilled a little too much Bourbon by accident 😄 of course. Other than that it tasted really good. Also, I didn’t even taste the punkin. I think if I had used whiskey it would have tasted a little more muscular.

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