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The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail

Are you looking for a new fun fall cocktail? Wait until you try this super yummy Pumpkin Spice White Russian that is perfect for your next fall dinner party.

As the temperature drops in fall, I love playing around with different types of cocktail recipes.

And this one totally hits the mark!

If you enjoy White Russian cocktail recipes, you will love this version using pumpkin spice.

It is SO GOOD and easy to make.

I think it is PERFECT for our fall harvest virtual dinner party.

If you are coming from Rachel’s at The Ponds Farmhouse, welcome to the party!

You can find the rest of the fall harvest menu from our dinner club at the bottom of this post.

Have I mentioned how good this fall cocktail recipe is?.

Trust me…You’ve got to make this one!

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The best pumpkin spice fall cocktail ingredients on a granite countertop

What is a White Russian Cocktail?

Recipes for White Russian cocktails typically use a mixture of vodka, coffee liqueur (like Kahlua) and cream that is served over ice.

For fall, we are making recipe for a White Russian cocktail with pumpkin spice.

What Liquors Are Best For Fall?

When the temperatures start to cool and there is a chill in the air, the best alcohol for cozy warm nights are full of flavors associated with tastes of the season that include:

  • pear
  • apples
  • pumpkin spice
  • all spice
  • other baking spices
  • nuts
  • pies

Liquors that are perfect for making fall cocktails include:

  • Gin
  • Brandy
  • Coffee Liquor (like Kahlua)
  • Malt
  • Scotch
  • Whiskey

How to Make the Best Fall Cocktail: A Pumpkin Spice White Russian

While I’m not a huge fan of cocktails, I do love making them for special occasions.

And this one is perfect for a cozy fall dinner or Halloween party.

But it’s also a fun drink to serve at a casual, low key gathering too.

dipping rim of glass in honey to make The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail

I’m even thinking of making this White Russian fall cocktail for Thanksgiving this year because it is a real crowd pleaser.

There’s just something about a specialty drink at a dinner party that makes the evening seem more special, am I right?

But be careful, cause this one will knock your socks off! It can quickly sneak up on you because it tastes so good!

Dipping rim of glass in gingerbread crumbs to make The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail

From the sweet and spicy rim of the glass, to the creamy cocktail beverage, this one is sure to keep you toasty on a crisp fall evening.

It’s pretty strong too, so a little goes a long way.

This fall cocktail is so easy to make and looks like you put hours into preparing it!

Adding kahlua to the drink mix to make The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail

Ingredients For This White Russian Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

Here’s what you need to make the best pumpkins spice cocktail for fall.

  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Ginger Snap Cookies
  • Honey
  • Vodka
  • Coffee Liqueur ie. Kahlua
  • Heavy Cream or Half and Half
  • Cinnamon Stick for garnish
  • Ice Cubes

If you want to sweeten this recipe up, try using caramel and crushed graham crackers on the rim instead of honey and ginger snaps.

I’ve made it both ways and prefer the spice of the ginger snaps with the lighter sweet taste of the honey.

topping off The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail with half and half creamer

And let me tell you that the type of ginger snap cookies you use matters.

Some ginger snap recipes are spicier and have a softer texture than others.

So make sure you taste test those ginger snaps well ahead of time. hahaha.

I prefer a spicier, softer textured cookie for the rim.

But it’s all a matter of personal preference.

Close up ofThe Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail

Some also like to use a pumpkin pie spice creamer instead of heavy cream, but for me it’s a little too sweet so I prefer using heavy cream or half and half.

And if you want a lower calorie or lactose free option, you can make this fall cocktail with almond creamer.

There’s a pumpkin spice version of almond creamer that would work well in this recipe too.

close up of The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail
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Directions to Make a White Russian with Pumpkin Spice

While it is pretty easy to make this fall cocktail, it can be a little time consuming. But it sure is pretty when it’s done!

Here’s how to make it!

  • Pour honey into a shallow dish.
  • Crush ginger snaps in a ziplock bag and add to another shallow dish.
  • Mix pumpkin pie spice, Kahlua and Vodka in a drink mixer. If you don’t have a drink mixer, whisk it in a bowl.
  • Dip rim of glass into honey then dip into the crushed ginger snaps.
  • Add ice to two glasses.
  • Pour alcohol mixture into two glasses and divide evenly.
  • Top off with heavy cream or half and half.
  • Garnish with cinnamon sticks.
  • Serve immediately.
close up of The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail

The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail

Stacy Ling
Wait until you try this Pumpkin Spice White Russian. It's the perfect fall coctail for crisp cool evenings.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 466 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Pour honey into a shallow dish.
    enjoying a glass of The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail (white russian) in mason jar glasses
  • Crush ginger snaps in a ziplock bag and add to another shallow dish.
  • Mix pumpkin pie spice, Kahlua and Vodka in a drink mixer. If you don't have a drink mixer, whisk it in a bowl.
    mixing liquer to make the best fall cocktail with pumpkin spice
  • Dip rim of glass into honey then dip into the crushed ginger snaps.
    dipping rim of glass in honey to make The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail
  • Add ice to two glasses.
    Dipping rim of glass in gingerbread crumbs to make The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail
  • Pour alcohol mixture into two glasses and divide evenly.
    pour pumpkin spice white russian into mason jar over ice
  • Top off with heavy cream or half and half.
    topping off The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail with half and half creamer
  • Garnish with cinnamon sticks.
    close up of The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail
  • Serve immediately.
    enjoying a glass of The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail (white russian) in mason jar glasses

Notes

This recipe serves 1-2 people depending on the size of the glasses you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 466kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 72mgSugar: 29g
Keyword Fall Cocktail, Pumpkin Spice, White Russian
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And that’s it!

If you make this Pumpkin Spice White Russian as your next fall cocktail, let me know what you think!!

More Fun Beverage Ideas

Do you love making fall cocktails too?

If you have a favorite, please tell me about it in the comments!

Here are a few more fun cocktail ideas you might enjoy.

Next up on the virtual supper club menu is Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms.

I can’t wait to try their dish!

The Best Pumpkin Spice Fall Cocktail

Delicious Cozy Fall Harvest Dinner Menu Ideas

From cocktails, to appetizers, side dishes, and desserts, we have your next fall harvest party covered!

On the photos below, click on the blog name to view the recipe.

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And click here if you want to learn how to organize and host your own supper club. They are so fun to do and provide a great reason to gather regularly with family and friends.

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  3. Stacy,
    You have to make my homemade Kahlua recipe to use with this recipe the next time. I can’t wait to try it. Kahlua is my favorite for after dinner drinks and this one will be next on my must try list.

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  5. This looks absolutely incredible Stacy! I’m definitely going to try this one weekend very, very soon!