Great Pumpkin Cocktail Recipe

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Great Pumpkin Cocktail Recipe

The autumnal flip cocktail, created by Jim Meehan, features several autumnal elements that combine to create a drink that captures everything good about fall. A pumpkin drink you can make with this recipe is one of the best, though you must plan for the infusion two days in advance. With the whisky, ginger, and pumpkin flavor, this cocktail is quite easy to sip, and its subtle flavor does not seem overly showy like it can be. This recipe has been carefully crafted to create a balance of flavors it’s hard not to love, even for those who aren’t pumpkin fans.

While preparing the cocktail would take only 3 minutes, you need to allot 48 hours to prepare the pumpkin-infused scotch.

If you would like to try blending this infusion with any other whisky, feel free to do so. It can often be cheaper to buy a blended Scotch than a single malt. This could be a good option when you’re experimenting with infusions.

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The strength of Great Pumpkin Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Great Pumpkin Cocktail Recipe is 270 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Great Pumpkin Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Oven (for the pumpkin-infused Scotch)
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer
  • Widemouthed bottle for the pumpkin-infused Scotch


  • Cocktail glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • For the pumpkin-infused Scotch whisky: 750 ml Scotch whisky, 1 pinch salt, and 1 sugar pumpkin
  • 1 ounce pumpkin-infused Scotch whisky
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup
  • 1 ounce ginger liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Cinnamon (garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Prepare the pumpkin-infused Scotch first by preheating your oven at 250 F.
  • Cut the sugar pumpkin into square pieces (about 2 inches each).
  • Put the sugar pumpkin in a single layer on a baking sheet. Put some salt, and put in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Combine the scotch and the roasted pumpkin in a sealed container. Leave it for 48 hours.
  • Strain into a bottle to remove the bits of pumpkin, and keep refrigerated.
  • In preparing the cocktail, put all ingredients, except ice, into a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Add the ice and shake again.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Put the cinnamon as garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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