Pumpkin Bourbon Cocktail

Pumpkin Bourbon Cocktail

My husband is a lover of bourbon. It's taking me a while to get used to it. I'd be lying if I said it was my drink of choice, but I will tell you, when I was creating this drink, I wanted to love bourbon and wanted it less "hot," and more sweet. I wanted flavors to bring out the bourbon without making me want to cringe. My husband is a picky sweet cocktail drinker. He kept taking sips. And sipping it then turned into finishing it... So, I took that as a win!

This may just change the game for me. 

It's the perfect after dinner and holiday cocktail. I hope you love it!


Shopping List

  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce cointreau
  • 2 ounces pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie puree)
  • 1 ounce maple syrup
  • 1/2 an orange, juiced
  • 2 dashes orange bitters, such as these from Fee brothers


Place some ice in a shaker. Pour in the bourbon, cointreau, pumpkin, maple syrup, orange juice and the dashes of orange bitters and shake for a good solid 15 seconds. 

Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and serve with an orange peel.