Spicy Bourbon Pumpkin Smash Cocktail

Spicy Bourbon Pumpkin Smash Cocktail

Mariana Kanellos
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Spicy Bourbon Pumpkin Smash Cocktail

What is the Spicy Bourbon Pumpkin Smash Cocktail?

A delightful autumn-inspired drink, the Spicy Bourbon Pumpkin Smash Cocktail blends the rich flavors of pumpkin with the warmth of bourbon, complemented by a hint of spice. Perfect for those chilly evenings, this cocktail captures the essence of fall in a glass.


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz pumpkin puree (ensure it's plain, not pie filling)
  • 1 oz maple syrup
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3-4 dashes of cayenne pepper (adjust to your heat preference)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • Soda water (optional, for topping)
  • Lemon wheel and cinnamon stick for garnish


  1. In your Elixir Mixer, pour in the bourbon, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and fresh lemon juice.
  2. Add the cayenne pepper and a pinch of ground cinnamon.
  3. Whisk together using the Elixir Mixer until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  5. If desired, top off with a splash of soda water for a little fizz.
  6. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a cinnamon stick.


Why pumpkin in a cocktail?

Pumpkin adds a rich, velvety texture and embodies the quintessential flavor of fall, making it a unique and delightful addition to a drink.

Is it too spicy?

The spiciness level can be adjusted to suit your preference by modifying the amount of cayenne pepper added.

Why use the Elixir Mixer for this drink?

The Elixir Mixer ensures a smooth consistency, especially vital when incorporating thicker ingredients like pumpkin puree.

Can I use pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon?

Absolutely! Pumpkin spice can enhance the autumnal flavors even further. Just use sparingly as it's a blend of multiple spices.

Cheers to a taste of autumn in a glass!

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