Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked pumpkin oatmeal, cocktail, fall cocktail, old fashioned, pumpkin spice
Servings: 1 cocktail
Prep Time 5 mins
This Pumpkin Old Fashioned is a seasonal take on the classic libation. Made with real pumpkin, maple syrup, and bourbon, it has all the flavors you love and expect in a fall-inspired cocktail.


  • 2.5 ounces bourbon - (I prefer Four Roses Single Barrel)
  • 2/3 ounce pure maple syrup* - (I prefer Finding Home Farms)
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin purée
  • 1-2 dashes dashes black walnut bitters**
  • Orange peel, cinnamon stick, and a bourbon cherry for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the bourbon, maple syrup, pumpkin purée, and bitters. Shake vigorously.
  • Add ice to a rocks glass, then strain in the cocktail mixture.
  • Squeeze the orange peel over the top of the cocktail to release the oils; then rub the orange peel around the rim of the glass.
  • Garnish with orange peel, cinnamon stick, and a bourbon cherry***.


*Use real maple syrup. Adjust the amount to suit your preferred level of sweetness.
**Standard Angostura bitters work well here, too.
***My recipe for homemade Bourbon Cherries will be posted soon. I will update this recipe with a link once that post is up.

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