‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin-flavored!
You don’t need to look at a calendar or observe the drastically changing temperatures outside to tell when the fall season has landed.
A simple glance around at pumpkin-loaded coffee shop menus and an abundance of pumpkin spice lattes held in firm grips will be enough of a telltale sign!
But there’s far more to pumpkin drinks than truly meets the eye. If you want to make your own delicious drinks at home, here are 23 fall-ready pumpkin drink recipes we’d highly recommend.
You simply cannot go wrong with a classic PSL! This is a fall favorite all over the world, and it’s easy to see why.
With a delectable creamy spiciness (thanks to the nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon) paired with the sweetness of milk and whipped cream, this pumpkin drink is the epitome of deliciousness. You can sprinkle cinnamon over the top for an extra kick.
If you’re seeking a Starbucks-quality drink without having to leave your home, this recipe is the solution.
It is decadent, rich, and oh-so-creamy, and can be made in just five minutes with minimal ingredients. Plus, it features espresso for an added caffeine kick that’ll raise your spirits during the fall.
Feel free to top this beverage with a swirl of whipped cream for the true coffee bar experience.
You can make a Moscow Mule in many ways (ginger beer, vodka, and ice). Perhaps one of the greatest ways of experiencing this delicious drink is by adding some much-needed pumpkin spice into the mix.
If you’re someone with a sweeter tooth, you can add some extra flavor by using vanilla vodka in place of regular vodka.
This may be the most fun pumpkin-flavored drink on this list! At least in our books, anyway.
Made using only a small handful of key ingredients, the pumpkin pie shot is perfect for a cozy night in or as an accompaniment to a fall party. Top off with some whipped cream for the perfect blend of spice and sugar.
For a perfect drink that truly encapsulates everything that fall has to offer, all you need to do is combine hot apple cider with pumpkin syrup, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.
It’ll take a lot longer to make in a slow cooker but the wait will be more than worth it!
This is a spectacular drink that truly exceeds all expectations, and we cannot recommend it enough to anyone who loves the taste of pumpkin!
Do you love the flavor of pumpkin? Are you a hot chocolate fan? If you answered “yes” to these questions, the pumpkin spice hot chocolate is a drink you simply cannot skip!
This recipe offers the classic, rich hot chocolate taste but with all the flavorful goodness of a pumpkin spice drink. It’s the perfect blend of sweetness and spice in a beverage that can be served morning, noon, or night.
You simply cannot go wrong with a sweet yet piping-hot drink on chilly fall days. This recipe is no exception.
If you’re a lover of white chocolate, this alternative recipe may be better suited to your taste. Not only does the sharp taste of pumpkin spice stand out in this drink but it also pairs well with the sweetened garnish on top.
There’s no caffeine which means it’s an excellent drink to help you relax just before bedtime.
Next up is the caipirinha cocktail!
This cozy cocktail merges fall-ready flavors such as nutmeg and ginger with the sweetness of pumpkin to create a drink that’s great for every occasion (provided you are old enough to drink alcohol, of course!)
It calls for a Brazilian distilled spirit called cachaça. But if you don’t have this readily available, you can easily substitute it for white rum.
This is the ultimate comforting beverage that you need in your life during the fall.
Not only does it offer multiple health benefits and boast a caffeine-free recipe, but you only need five simple ingredients to create this creamy, pumpkin-packed drink!
The best part is that this beverage can be served in multiple ways. Feel free to keep things hot on colder nights or serve it chilled with a whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice garnish on days when the sun is peeking through.
Take a regular chai latte to the next level with this recipe that uses pumpkin, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice to create a real flavor kick.
It is also naturally sweetened thanks to the inclusion of maple syrup and offers a flavor profile that is sweet, spicy, and creamy in equal measure. You can easily make this drink suitable for those following paleo or vegan diets, too!
11. Pumpkin Eggnog
Regular eggnog has nothing on the spicy, creamy deliciousness that is pumpkin eggnog!
Rich and creamy with pumpkin spice, nutmeg, pumpkin, and cinnamon, this drink is an excellent way to get the holidays started. It is both thick and flavorful and will leave your mouth watering after every sip.
It pairs well with whipped cream so feel free to garnish as you please.
12. Pumpkin Smoothie
Want the flavors of a pumpkin pie without the hassle of having to bake one? Or are you looking for those fall vibes in a single drink? Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Pumpkin drinks don’t just come in the form of delicious coffee and tasty cocktails. You can also turn these flavors into a smoothie that is perfect for any time of day.
This specific recipe is lightly spiced with nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon, and sweetened with maple syrup.
Whether you are hanging with your muggle friends or having a Harry Potter movie marathon, this version of pumpkin juice is guaranteed to please!
Using this recipe will create a beverage that is smooth, sweet, and spicy all at once. You can pair it cold over ice or heat it up and serve it in your most fall-appropriate mug (it is tasty either way!)
If the margarita is the epitome of summer, then the sangria is the epitome of the fall season! This is a bright and delicious drink that combines apple, cinnamon, and pumpkin flavors to create an unforgettable cocktail.
It’s perfect for a Halloween party, a simple fall get-together with friends, or a simple evening drink that you can leisurely sip as you go about your activities.
This recipe provides a fall-themed twist on the iconic alcoholic drink that you simply cannot miss.
It creates the same flavor profile as the classic cocktail that, with the addition of pumpkin syrup, is far more suited to more sophisticated fall celebrations.
It’s also relatively easy to make which means you can channel your inner bartender.
Serve your favorite pumpkin pie in a chilled martini glass with this easy-to-follow recipe! Not only is this cocktail rich and full of pumpkin spice goodness but it is also easy to make, featuring only a handful of basic ingredients.
It’s also a little more sophisticated than other drinks on this list, meaning that it will double as the perfect addition to any holiday party or a simple cocktail hour.
This drink is as visually appealing as it is tasty, and we simply cannot get enough of it!
Although it contains alcohol, the taste isn’t all that strong. Instead, the focus is placed on combining the greatest flavors that fall has to offer — apple and pumpkin — into a single beverage.
It’s also very simple to make, requiring only a handful of basic ingredients (pumpkin beer, apple cider, and the optional addition of bourbon).
Everyone loves a well-made martini and this fun drink is no exception.
This easy-to-make martini combines everything that screams desserts, fall, and cocktails to create an out-of-this-world flavor explosion featuring everything from chocolate to coffee.
Add in a huge punch of flavor thanks to the pumpkin liqueur and gingerbread snap garnish, and you’ve got a winning recipe.
For a healthier smoothie option featuring the season’s most sought-after flavors, this recipe is a dream come true. It combines the epic flavors of a cold brew coffee and pumpkin to create a delectable beverage you won’t want to skip.
The best part about this recipe is that it doesn’t come with the inevitable sugar crash that a Frappuccino or hot chocolate would incite.
Think pumpkin pie but in milkshake form!
Just because the sun isn’t shining outside and the weather may be a bit cooler, it doesn’t mean that it’s not the best time of the year to treat yourself to a creamy milkshake.
This indulgent treat features pumpkin and vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream for some added flavor. You can also sprinkle some graham cracker crumbs on top to create an authentic flavor sensation.
You can make fall taste that much better with the addition of this Starbucks-level creation.
It’s an indulgent treat that you can easily make from the comfort of your home, requiring just a handful of key ingredients to make both the pumpkin spice syrup and the Frappuccino itself.
Top with whipped cream for the ultimate taste explosion.
22. Pumpkin Punch
Looking for a boozy feature to add to your Halloween party? This recipe is everything you could want (and so much more!)
It offers the same flavors as a classic pumpkin pie dessert but is paired well with boozy elements, bubbly water, and orange for a more classic taste that is sure to leave your mouth watering.
Use some dry ice and serve the punch out of a spooky pumpkin for some much-needed added drama.
We just had to end this list with a bang! The death by pumpkin features three (yes, three) different types of pumpkin in a single dangerous drink. You get to experience spice liqueur, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin ice cream all at once.
Now that is something that we can get on board with!
These are the pumpkin drinks you simply won’t want to miss out on during the fall season!
Whether you’re crafting the menu for your next fall party or simply want to get into the spirit of the season, these delicious pumpkin-flavored drinks will prove to be a real asset.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pumpkin is a stand-out flavor by itself. However, it works well with (and is enhanced by) spice flavorings such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
In fact, the majority of pumpkin drinks feature these spices to amp up the flavor.
You can pair any type of alcohol with pumpkin, but you may find that brandies, white and dark rum, and spirits all blend the best with the intensity of the pumpkin spice flavor.
You can also purchase pumpkin-infused liqueur which is the base for many homemade pumpkin cocktails.
That title belongs to the pumpkin spice latte. This is a huge favorite at major coffee chains like Starbucks and has millions of fans worldwide that eagerly await the fall season just to get their first sip of this delightful concoction.