Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri

Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri

The Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri. The ultimate, must have cocktail for the fall. Impress the crap out of your friends at a Halloween party. Delight your family on Thanksgiving, or simply enjoy one…two…or three on an autumnal Happy Hour.

Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri?!

Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri

Yup! So, I’m starting up a cocktail Friday segment of Nomageddon. What do you think “Drink Like There’s No Tomorrow”? Eh, that sounds like a road to alcoholism. I’m still working on it. Anyway, today I’m going to show you how to make your next Halloween Party embarrassingly awesome.

Nuh Uh! My Sexy Donald Trump Costume Is Going To Be Embarrassingly Awesome!

Embarrassing is right. Well this isn’t my recipe but I’ve been collaborating with a mixologist who wishes to remain anonymous. We’re just going to call him Mr. Hyde.
Making the daiquiri is a two-step process. You’re going to have to do this first part ahead. We are going to need to make the pumpkin spice syrup. It’s fairly easy and it’s just a variation of simple syrup.

But How Do You Make Simple Syrup?

Simple! It’s just a syrup made of equal parts water and sugar. So to get started boil a cup of water in a pot. Then gradually add the cane sugar to the water until it all has dissolved. Add a tablespoon of pumpkin spice and let that dissolve. Last, 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree. Now I’m not saying you HAVE to, but I highly recommend you make your own. Conveniently, I just posted a how to yesterday. Click the link in this post for instructions. If you decide to go the easy way out, you can get store bought canned pumpkin; usually sold under the brand name Libby’s.
Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

DIY Pumpkin Puree

Did you know it’s really easy to make your own pumpkin puree? You can do it in an hour and this recipe uses a secret ingredient.[/twocol_one_last]
Once everything is fully dissolved, pour it into a mason jar and let it cool uncovered. Refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Once it’s chilled and the party’s started, you can get to making the PSDs. First, you’re going to need some gear, but nothing a good bar should go without.

[list][list_item icon=”fa-glass”]Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker[/list_item][list_item icon=”fa-glass”]Angled Measuring Jigger[/list_item][list_item icon=”fa-glass”]Juicer[/list_item][/list]

You can see in the list above that I prefer stainless steel. It’s because it’s dishwasher safe and is BPA free. Well it should be at least. I, myself try and stay away from plastic cookware.
Also, for this recipe we used Zacapa 23 Solera Rum. It’s really great rum that goes for about $30 a bottle and you could go more basic, but trust me, this is some good stuff.
Got your gear? Good! Let’s mix some dranks! Juice your lime, and separate your egg white. Add half the egg white, cover, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. This will give it a good froth and will give the drink a big creamy head.


Come on! Let’s be adults here! Next, add the rum, lime juice, and pumpkin syrup, cover and shake hard for 15 seconds. Strain into a coupe or martini glass and grate some cinnamon and finely grated nutmeg on top. Garnish with a star anise or cinnamon stick.
Dudes. You just made a Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri, if your guests are not impressed, they’re dead inside.

Currently Jamming To

I think it’s time we blow this scene, get everybody and their stuff together. OK…..3…..2…..1…..LET’S JAM!

Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri

A Pumpkin Spice Cocktail! #PSL? NO! #PSD!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1


For The Pumpkin Spice Syrup

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Cane sugar
  • 1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Pumpkin Purée Can Substitute Canned

For The Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri

  • 2 oz Zacapa 23 Solera Rum
  • 1 oz Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 1/3 Oz Lime Juice
  • 1/2 An Egg White
  • Freshly Grated Nutmeg And Cinnamon


For the Syrup

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small sauce pan.
  2. Gradually add the sugar and stir until fully dissolved. Add the pumpkin spice and purée. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Transfer to a mason jar and let cool, uncovered. Store in the fridge until needed.

For The Daiquiri

  1. Place half an egg white into a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  2. Add ice, rum, lime juice and pumpkin syrup to the shaker and shake for another 15 seconds.
  3. Pour into a coupé or martini glass and grate fresh nutmeg and cinnamon on top.
  4. Garnish with a star anise.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for 1 drink but can easily be scaled up. If you do make more than one at a time the head will pour last, so fill each glass at least halfway.

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64 responses to “Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri”

  1. What a fun drink for a fall/Halloween party! ( & your photographs are stunning!)

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Thanks, Valentina!

  2. What a fun drink for fall! I am not a fan of coffee, so I don’t do the pumpkin spiced latte, but this I can do!!

  3. What a wonderful combination! And I love the Friday cocktail segment idea! Brilliant…! 🙂

  4. Love fun seasonal holiday cocktails. Who doesn’t love pumpkin spice… nobody!

  5. I love creative cocktails!! This is right up my alley! Cheers Matt!

  6. I saw the title of this recipe, and I was like WHAT?! I am a sucker for a good daiquiri and a Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri sounds like a good daiquiri! This is a great combo and I am totally down for a Friday cocktail series!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      I know! When Mr. Hyde told me about this recipe, I was like, DUDE, we gotta do this!

  7. This looks incredible! I have to try this asap!

  8. Looks amazing & so perfect for fall! I’m not a pumpkin spice latte drinker but would definitely make this!!

  9. I could go for one of these right about now! Sit outside in the cool, crisp air by the fire pit sipping one of these daiquiris. Looks amazing!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Dude, that sounds great! I’m coming over 😛

  10. I can never turn down a daiquiri or a pumpkin spice latte… I feel like this is the picture blend of the two!! Can’t wait to try it!

  11. Awesome drink! Pinned it 🙂 Cheers 🙂

  12. What a genius idea; especially for this time of year; I’ll be craving one of these fall libations this afternoon!

  13. I could get down with this! Sounds so damn good!

  14. Brilliant! I will need this during the holidays! Thanks 🙂

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Need being the operative word 😉

  15. I need one of these asap! I love the flavors in this daiquiri and pumpkin spice flavored?! I’m sold. By the way, your photography is beautiful!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Thank you Jessica!

    2. Matthew Cetta

      Thank you so much, Jessica!

  16. CHEERS to PSD!! Love this!!

  17. Lovely photos – and what a brilliant idea this daiquiri is!

  18. WoW!! Not only a dessert but an adult beverage as well. I love it!!

  19. how creative is this!!!! i am obsessed with all things pumpkin right now so this is such a great use.

  20. This one really grabbed my attention. I love the uniqueness…and sheer deliciousness of it. Cheers!

  21. I think this is a super idea! Love it!
    ps. great to connect via FBC 🙂

  22. Sexy Donald Trump? That sounds amazing, but not quite as amazing as this daiquiri! Love it!

  23. Amazing! The picture is stunning and the drink recipe sounds amazing.

  24. Omg… I’ll take three of these please. So good!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Why stop at 3? 😉

  25. Sounds and looks just about irresistible, Matt!

  26. I love that you made your own syrup with real pumpkin in it! I could use that syrup for a number of drinks, coffee and tea especially. I’ve not seen any pumpkin cocktails this season, so great job on originality too:)

  27. Oh, this sounds so interesting! It would be perfect for a fall party.

  28. I’m such a huge daiquiri fan and absolutely love this recipe using pumpkin. Looks so Delicious !

  29. I’ve been seeing alot of pumpkin spice recipes on the web these days. I’ve yet to try any one. It will come as a shock to you, but I’ve never tried a pumpkin in my life. sad, i know. I’m so jealous of this beautiful daiquiri right now 🙁

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Noor, you poor thing! That makes me want to ship you a daiquiri!

  30. Say what!!! I love me a good daiquiri, now you’ve just gone and made it even better with my favorite fall ingredient–pumpkin! Rum’s a close second;P

  31. This is definitely going on my list!!

  32. Ugh, I could literally drink the pumpkin simple syrup! ha! This looks AMAZING, perfect for a balance between summer and fall 🙂

  33. Totally trying these this weekend! YUM! And I love the pumpkin simple syrup recipe too!!!

  34. I’m seriously fascinated by the ingenious ways pumpkin is used outside of Australia.

    We only really use it as a vegetable like potato, roasted, mashed, soup etc. About as adventerous as we go is pumpkin scones lol

    I would definitely like to try this cocktail!

  35. What a great, seasonal cocktail! I’m going to have to show this to my hubs, aka personal mixologist, so that he can make me one!

  36. Great fall party fun ahead! This recipe sounds yummy! I want to see the ‘Sexy Trump’ outfit. Bet it’s a doozy! I may need this cocktail to brace myself!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Diane, click the words sexy Donald Trump and you’ll get to see it!

  37. Can you believe I never had daiquiri yet? But since I LOVE everything with pumpkin, I’m sure it would be a big hit! Pinning it 🙂

  38. Fabulous seasonal cocktail, perfect for the adults for trick or treating!

  39. Brilliant fall project. On the To Make list it goes !

  40. Pinned this to my pumpkin everything board! What an original twist to pumpkin!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      😉 Cheers, Sara! #pumpkineverything

  41. Yum, I love all things pumpkin, these daiquiris sounds wonderful, perfect for a fall party!

  42. A perfect Holiday Drink. Anything with Pumpkin Spice, bring it on. ..!!!! 🙂

  43. Please send 2 of these my way! What a fantastic idea for a fall beverage!

  44. What an amazing drink for fall!! … it’s like you made this just for ME!!!

  45. Looks amazing! Love the original pumpkin twist!

  46. Great and original drink for the coming colder months.

  47. This sounds legit amazing. Definitely bookmarking it for the colder months!

  48. What a perfect drink for the fall. can’t wait to give this a try!

  49. Michele

    This may have to go on the Thanksgiving cocktail list!

  50. Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri? Stop. That’s too much…awesomeness!! I love this! I would have never thought of this and now I must try it! Pinned!

  51. This is genius! I cannot wait to make these! Thank you for sharing!

  52. Whhhhaaaat? That sounds incredible! So perfect for fall!

  53. This is AMAZING! Can I make it without the egg white though?

    (typing as I picture this drink after a brisk autumnal beach walk!)

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Sure! The egg white is there for texture. If you are vegan you can make a frothy head with aquafaba. It’s literally the water from a chickpea can. You can throw it in the blender and whip it up until it’s foamy and bam, vegan egg white.

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