Experience the cozy flavors of fall in every sip with our Pumpkin Spice White Russian, an irresistible blend of pumpkin, coffee liqueur, and vodka.
As autumn settles in and the leaves begin to change, there’s no better way to embrace the cozy vibes than with a deliciously indulgent cocktail. And what better way to elevate a classic White Russian cocktail than with the cool and comforting flavors of pumpkin spice?
The Pumpkin Spice White Russian is a seasonal twist on a beloved cocktail that is sure to transport you straight into fall. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply looking for a delightful sipper, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know about making this irresistible concoction at home.
So get ready to savor the creamy richness of vodka, coffee liqueur, and pumpkin spice syrup all blended together into one delectable drink that captures the essence of autumn in every sip.
Ingredients Needed to Make a Pumpkin Spice White Russian
Coffee liqueur — We prefer Kahlúa liqueur.
Pumpkin spice creamer — Substitute for heavy creamer if needed.
Pumpkin spice simple syrup — See our recipe below.
Whipped cream — For garnish
Pumpkin pie spice — For garnish
Cinnamon stick — For garnish
How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup
Though it’s not commonly found in most Pumpkin Spice White cocktail recipes, the syrup adds a depth of flavor and aroma that complements the creamy and coffee elements of a White Russian.
You could omit it out completely and simply add a teaspoon of pumpkin spice to the cocktail shaker. However, the infused simple syrup brings additional sweetness that will evenly distribute into the cocktail especially since it’s a cold drink.
A couple of ounces go a long way so you’ll have extra to drizzle over your morning coffee!
Equal parts water — The base of any simple syrup.
Equal parts sugar — Either white or brown sugar will do. If using brown sugar you’ll obtain a darker syrup with also the added touch of molasses into the flavor.
1 — In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Bring to a boil, and stir continuously until the sugar has completely dissolved.
3 — Allow the syrup to cool completely before transferring it to a clean, airtight container.
Store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Two cups of this infused syrup will make about 10-12 Spiced White Russians.
How to Make a Pumpkin Spice White Russian
1 — In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the vodka and coffee liqueur. Shake well until chilled.
2 — Pour the vodka and coffee mix into a glass with ice.
3 — In the same cocktail shaker, add the pumpkin spice creamer and pumpkin spice simple syrup. Shake well until combined.
4 — Pour the pumpkin mix into the glass.
5 — Lightly swirl to combine the ingredients into a layered ombre effect.
5 — Top with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of pumpkin spice mix, and a cinnamon bark stick.
Recipe Notes and Tips
What if I can’t find pumpkin spice creamer?
If you don’t have pumpkin spice creamer, you can create your own by combining regular creamer with a pinch of pumpkin spice seasoning or a drop of pumpkin spice extract. Or you can sub it out for heavy cream.
Chill your glasses beforehand:
As with all cold cocktails, chilling your glass beforehand will allow your drink to keep longer.
The mixing technique:
Mixing the ingredients separately is purely for presentation. The swirl of pumpkin spice cream gets mixed with the Vodka and Kahlua base to create an ombré effect. However, if presentation is not a concern, you can combine all the ingredients together.
More Fun Pumpkin Recipes
Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin flavored recipes. Check out some easy recipes that will compliment this delicious pumpkin spice cocktail below —
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- No Bake Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Blondies
- Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Spice White Russian & Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup Recipe
For the pumpkin spice simple syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar brown or white of your choice
- 3 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
For the cocktail:
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1 oz coffee liqueur
- 1/2 oz pumpkin spice simple syrup
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice for garnish
- 1 dollop whipped cream for garnish
- 1 cinnamon stick for garnish
- Keep in mind that the pumpkin spice syrup recipe makes about 3 cups (more than you’ll need for the cocktail).
- If you don’t care for the layered ombre effect, simply combine all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker.
To make the pumpkin spice simple syrup:
- In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Bring to a boil, and stir continuously until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Allow the syrup to cool completely before transferring it to a clean, airtight container.
To make the cocktail:
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the vodka and coffee liqueur. Shake well until chilled.
- Pour the vodka coffee mix into a glass with ice.
- In the same cocktail shaker, add the pumpkin spice creamer and pumpkin spice simple syrup. Shake well until combined.
- Pour the pumpkin mix into the glass.
- Lightly swirl to combine the ingredients into a layered ombre effect.
- Top with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of pumpkin spice mix, and a cinnamon bark stick.
Don’t forget to share your Pumpkin Spice White Russian with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? You can find them all right herewith a few desserts to go along with them!
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