So we’ve made it through the month of October where (the New Yorkers among us have never seen so much rain this side of the Atlantic) and are braving ourselves for the blizzards and snowstorms that lie ahead. Wonderful. Not quite the romantic scene Fairytale in New York paints it when you’re dodging avenues and using your umbrella as a blizzard shield in an unlikely stance we learned from watching too many Captain America shows.

We all know that the only thing getting us through this winter season is some hearty mulled wine, some pumpkin spiked lattes and a good season of something juicy on Netflix. No, not chestnut’s roasting on an open fire, unless they’re soaked in booze. Let’s be real.

So here are 5 Pumpkin Cocktail Recipes to make use of the Hallowe’en leftovers and save yourself some room in the trash can.


  1. Take your shots like the classy, grown-ass woman you are: from mason jars rimmed with graham crackers. Adulting is fun!

    • 3 Tbsp pumpkin puree
    • ¼ cup International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer
    • ½ tsp vanilla
    • 2 oz whipped cream vodka
    • Marshmallow fluff (opt)
    • Graham cracker crumbs (opt)
    1. Dip the top of your shot glasses in marshmallow fluff until the rim is coated.
    2. Dip the coated rim in graham cracker crumbs until marshmallow fluff is completely covered.
    3. Add the pumpkin puree, creamer, vanilla and whipped cream vodka to your blender.
    4. Blend until smooth.
    5. Pour pumpkin pie shots into graham craker rimmed shot glasses.
    6. Serve and enjoy!


    • 2 Oz. Pumpkin Spice Vodka
    • 1 Oz. Dark Rum
    • ½ Oz. Half and Half
    • 2 TBS Pumpkin Puree (canned or homemade)
    • 1 Oz. Maple Syrup
    • ¼ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
    • 3 Ice Cubes
    • Rim:
    • Maple Syrup
    • 1 Graham Cracker
    • ½ tsp Cinnamon
    • 1 TBS Granulated Sugar
    • Garnish:
    • Nutmeg
    • Cinnamon Stick
    1. For the Garnish: Crush graham cracker in a Ziploc bag, or food processor, or food processor until it resembles sand. Stir in the cinnamon and sugar. Line the rim of a martini glass with maple syrup (I used a thick napkin to apply syrup). Dip/roll in the cracker mix. Set aside.
    2. For the Martini: In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice and remaining cocktail ingredients. Shake vigorously until shaker chilled to the touch.
    3. Strain and pour cocktail into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Enjoy!


    • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or chopped)
    • 2.5 cups milk (I used 2%)
    • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
    • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 ounce Kahlua or 1/2 ounce Bourbon
    • whipped cream and caramel for topping (optional)
    1. In a saucepan over low-medium heat, melt the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the milk, whisking often (about 3 minutes).
    2. Once melted, add the rest of the milk, the pumpkin and the pumpkin pie spice and stir vigorously to incorporate.
    3. Pour a small amount of the hot chocolate into two serving glasses, add one ounce of Kahlua OR one-half ounce of bourbon (bourbon is much stronger in taste). Top off with hot chocolate, stir and then top with whipped cream, caramel sauce and more pumpkin pie spice (optional).


    We hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of cocktails! To see more pictures and information about them click on the header and it will bring you right to the recipe page! You stay classy San Diego.