Pumpkin Spice Cocktail With Ginger Vodka

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
416 Calories
0g Fat
83g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 416
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 54g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 202mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When autumn hits and people look for a celebratory seasonal drink, many choose to search for pumpkin martinis. If you're looking for something a little different, try this pumpkin spice cocktail instead. It's an interesting drink and the best part is that you don't need to hunt down a pumpkin liqueur, which can be a challenge. Instead, a simple pumpkin puree is all you need!

The other really nice aspect of this recipe is that it adds ginger. The spice's flavor comes in the form of vodka and is a very nice complement to the taste of fresh pumpkin. The ginger vodka grabs your attention and holds it with the complex flavor, resulting in a pumpkin cocktail you won't forget anytime soon.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces ginger vodka

  • 1 ounce pumpkin puree

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

  • 1 splash honey syrup

  • Ginger slice, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, add the ginger vodka, lime juice, pumpkin puree, and honey syrup.

  3. Fill with ice and shake vigorously.

  4. Strain over fresh ice into an old-fashioned glass.

  5. Garnish with a long slice of ginger. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • Ginger vodka is not a very common flavor, so you might not be able to find it at the local liquor store. A few brands offer it, including Belvedere, Hanson of Sonoma, and Yazi, and some craft distilleries do as well.
  • If you can't find it, you can always make ginger vodka at home. It's an easy infusion that should take one week, or a little longer depending on your flavor preference.
  • Honey syrup (aka honey water) is nothing more than watered-down honey, which makes the sweetener a little easier to mix into cold drinks. The easiest way to make it is to mix equal parts of honey and water until you get an even consistency. You can adjust this to taste; some recipes call for a 3 parts honey to 1 part water.
  • Pumpkin puree is easy to make at home. You can also buy it prepared at the store. There is a difference between canned pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling because the filling is sweetened and spiced. Either will work well in this drink.

Recipe Variations

  • One thing you may like to add to this recipe is ginger ale. Topping the drink off with the sweet soda is a nice addition that will bring in an extra touch of sweetness
  • Ginger beer is another fun option and most will be even spicier than the soda.

How Strong Is a Pumpkin Spice Cocktail?

Many flavored vodkas are bottled at just 70 proof rather than vodka's standard of 80 proof. That means this ginger vodka cocktail is likely going to be a little lighter than you might expect. Its alcohol content should fall in the 17 percent ABV (34 proof) range, making it slightly stronger than a glass of wine.