Spiced Pumpkin Punch Cocktail — You’ll want to mix up this Spiced Pumpkin Punch Cocktail! This pleasing punch will put ANY pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin-tini to shame!
I, Ashley have a cocktail today that will have you closing the laptop, hopping off the couch and going out to gather everything to make this spice-filled, orange-hued cocktail STAT!
Meet the Spiced Pumpkin Punch Cocktail. Your new favorite autumnal drink! I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Great—just what we need ANOTHER pumpkin drink”.
But trust me, you’ll want to mix up this libation for your next fall fete or your holiday dinner for real. It will put ANY pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin-tini to shame!
Persimmon | The Pumpkin Punch Cocktail Secret Ingredient
This punch recipe stands out in the crowd because it contains persimmon. And haven’t you heard? Persimmon is the new pumpkin! Okay maybe not quite.
You won’t be seeing persimmon show up on a cafe menu anytime soon. But this orange fruit can give pumpkins a run for their money.
They can be made sweet or savory, perfectly meld with fall spices and give cocktails a lovely mouthfeel! (Cocktail nerd speak for texture!)
Using Allspice Dram For Fall Cocktails
Another spice that gives this drink some zing is Allspice! What sounds like a mish-mash of lots of spices (like an everything bagel) is actually just one.
It has the flavor profile of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon, making it perfect for baking or cocktails!
I added in Allspice Dram to bring in these flavors while also giving it a kick. Allspice Dram is an allspice-infused rum liqueur.
It’s traditionally an ingredient in Tiki drinks that has seen a resurgence in the past couple of years and pairs perfectly with fall/winter cocktails.
You can also find Allspice Dram in our Spiked Dirty Chai Latte Cocktail. I bet it would be great in hot chocolate too!
When you grab a bottle of this liqueur, it will be on your bar cart for a while. It’s packed with intense spice flavor so a little goes a looong way!
Because of this, I would ere on the side of caution and put less than you think you might need when making a big batch and add more after to your liking.
Ingredients Needed To Make A Spiced Pumpkin Punch Cocktail
These proportions are for one drink.
But you can easily be multiplied by how many servings you need. Your party guests will thank you!
1 1/2 oz rum
1/2 oz Allspice Dram
1 oz orange juice
1 oz apple juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz persimmon syrup — Directions below
1/4 oz pumpkin purée
Cinnamon and nutmeg — To garnish
How To Make A Spiced Pumpkin Punch Cocktail
Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
Shake hard to incorporate the pumpkin purée.
Double strain into a glass with ice.
Dash some cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg on top to finish.
How To Make Persimmon Syrup
You’ll need the following ingredients —
2 ripe persimmons
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
To make the persimmon syrup for your spiced pumpkin punch cocktail —
Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Turn to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Take off the syrup off the heat and allow it to cool before using. It will keep for 3 weeks in sealed container in the refrigerator.
More Fall Cocktails To Try
Spiced Pumpkin Punch Cocktail
For the persimmon syrup:
- 2 ripe persimmons
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup water
For the spiced pumpkin punch:
- 1 1/2 oz rum
- 1/2 oz Allspice Dram
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 oz apple juice
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 3/4 oz persimmon syrup directions below
- 1/4 oz pumpkin purée
- 1 dash cinnamon to garnish
- 1 pinch nutmeg to garnish
To make the persimmon syrup:
- Add all ingredients (persimmon, brown sugar and water) to a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Turn to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Take off the syrup off the heat and allow it to cool before using. It will keep for 3 weeks in sealed container in the refrigerator.
To make the spiced pumpkin punch:
- Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
- Shake hard to incorporate the pumpkin purée.
- Double strain into a glass with ice.
- Top with a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.