Pumpkin Spice Liqueur Recipe

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It’s that time of year when pumpkin is just around every corner! We have pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin brownies, and pumpkin pie; so why not have pumpkin spice liqueur too! You can make your own with our pumpkin spice liqueur recipe today. This would be a great drink to enjoy on a cool night wrapped up in a cozy blanket next to the fire or serve it at a dinner party with all your friends and family. (KID FRIENDLY VERSION BELOW)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée (not pie filling)
  • 6 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 2 cups aged rum, such as 10 Cane Rum or Chacaca like Leblon alternately you can use Potato or Grape Vodka (Ciroc) or VuQu made from coconut

Directions

  1. Place the water and sugars in a medium saucepan, whisk to combine, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and vanilla beans – whisk to combine and return to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the syrup is infused with flavor, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line a medium fine-mesh strainer with a piece of ultrafine cheesecloth and place it over a large heatproof bowl.
  2. Pour the pumpkin mixture through the cheesecloth and let it drain undisturbed until most of the liquid has passed through and only a thick paste remains. Gently press on the paste with a rubber spatula to release any remaining liquid, then discard the contents of the strainer. (You should have about 2 cups of infused syrup.)
  3. Add the rum and stir to combine. Transfer to a 1-quart container and set aside to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  4. Seal the container tightly and store it in a cool, dark place for at least 2 days and up to 3 months before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve topped with sparkling water try ginger, cola, or lemon-lime Kombucha as a mixer.

You can also make a KID FRIENDLY PUMPKIN JUICE by omitting the alcohol and adding flavored sparkling water or kombucha for a refreshing pumpkin surprise !

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