The Pumpkin Alexander is a super easy pumpkin cocktail based on the Brandy Alexander. The recipe substitutes cream de cacao with pumpkin cream liqueur to create a delicious fall cocktail.
Yasssssss A Pumpkin Cocktail!!!
That’s right! And have I got delicious, easy AF one for you! This little drinky poo is a variation on the Brandy Alexander (pictured above), which is a classic cream cordial made with brandy, creme de cacao, and heavy cream. It’s the perfect drink to sip when you’re sitting by the fire on one of those cold snowy days. And with only 3 ingredients, it’s extremely simple to make. Simply fill a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in all the ingredients, shake and strain into a coupe glass. If you’re feeling fancy garnish with a bit of freshly grated nutmeg.
But Wait! It’s A Pumpkin Alexander!
OK. So, what makes this version a little different is that instead of creme de cacao, it calls for pumpkin spice cream liqueur. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to cream liqueur because, well, #PumpkinSpiceEverything.
I bought this bottle of pumpkin cream liqueur from Heritage Hills at my local liquor store. It’s quite good, but if you have a pumpkin spice cream liqueur you love feel free to drop it in the comments.
Let’s Drink Like All The Pumpkin Cocktails!
Ok. This are kind of a heavy pumpkin cocktail. You might be good after 2. First things first, you need a coupe glass. They feature long stems with a wide shallow bowl and are usually used for serving champagne.
Yes! Just like that, Leo! Cheers!
Rimming Is A Word That Should Not Be Googled In Public
Seriously. don’t do it. Did ya do it? I told you not to. 😂
Anyway, you willing be rimming (hehe) your coupes with a mixture of 1:1 pumpkin pie spice and sugar. Mix together a tablespoon of each and pour it into a shallow bowl or a plate with a rim. Also, pour some maple syrup into a separate shallow bowl; not too much, just enough to coat the bottom. Dip your coupe into the maple syrup, allowing the excess to drip off. Then dip it into the sugar mixture.
Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 part brandy, 1 part pumpkin spice cream liqueur, and 1 part heavy cream. Shake until chilled (about 15 seconds) and then strain into your coupe. Garnish with a cinnamon stick on top and enjoy yourself a Pumpkin Alexander!
Need More Pumpkin Cocktail Ideas?
Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake (via Broma Bakery)
Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum (via Frugal Foodie Mama)
This recipe requires a little something special. Here’s a list of what you will need: