Spiced Pumpkin Punch

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Cocktail History

The Spiced Pumpkin Punch is an autumn-inspired batch cocktail recipe that was created by Craft Gin Club, the United Kingdom’s first and largest gin subscription club, for their book Gin O’ Clock: A Year of Ginspiration. It combines several seasonal ingredients into one extremely tasty tipple that still manages to be gin-forward despite a myriad of other spices and flavors.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

London Dry Gin: This is the base spirit. It’s a gin that is infused with botanical flavor through redistillation without artificial ingredients or colors. We used Broker’s Premium London Dry Gin because it’s versatile, high proof, and a chameleon that adds the distinct flavor of juniper while still allowing the other flavors to shine. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Dry London Spirit in place of the gin.

Apple Cider: This is a beverage made with freshly pressed apple juice and baking spices. We used The Glass Orchard Apple Cider because it’s delicious and made locally to us.

Pumpkin Purée: This is cooked pumpkin that has been blended into a smooth pulp. It adds pumpkin flavor and texture.

Honey Syrup: This is a sweetener made with honey and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s simple recipe.

Lemon Juice: This adds sour citrus flavors for balance. We prefer to use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes better.

Pumpkin Pie Spice: This is a baking spice that adds more pumpkin flavor. We used Simply Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice, but any brand will work.

Cinnamon Stick: This is the garnish. We used cinnamon sticks from the bulk section at our local grocery store.

Tasting Notes

The Spiced Pumpkin Punch begins with pleasant aromas of pumpkin and cinnamon, has a taste that initially features apple before transitioning into a bright combination of pumpkin and other spices, and leaves you with a hint of tartness, lingering pumpkin flavors, and a bit of spicy tingle on the swallow.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: When making this drink, we turned to Broker’s Gin, our favorite classic London Dry bottle, as the base for its rich pepper and juniper notes. For a cocktail so full of palatable flavors, it manages to stay so serious and complex that we had no choice but to put it at the top of our shortlist for upcoming party planning. Heck, we might even have to plan a party just to have an excuse to serve it again.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Even though it was a pain to scale down the recipe the book presented in order to make 1-2 drinks (The original was for six servings and used pints, ounces, teaspoons, etc as measurements), the drink ended up brilliantly delicious. The cozy fall flavors hide the gin fairly well, but its telltale aromatics still show up and compliment the other spices in the drink, which is why we went with a classic London Dry. Some fall recipes can feel like they’re too much of a hassle to make, but this one is well worth every second of prep time.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I’ll be honest… I didn’t end up getting to drink much of this cocktail because Alex enjoyed it so much that he quickly downed mine, but the few sips I had were absolutely delightful. This is a surefire crowd-pleaser for fall parties because it’s so well-balanced and hides the taste of gin so well that your guests won’t even know that’s the base. And it’s really simple to make, too! Definitely worth adding to a menu sometime.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Gin O’Clock: A Year of Ginspiration by Craft Cocktail Club.

Gin O’clock: A Year of Ginspiration
Gin O’clock: A Year of Ginspiration
Hardcover Book; Craft Gin Club (Author); English (Publication Language); 160 Pages – 02/02/2021 (Publication Date) – HarperCollins (Publisher)
$22.99

AuthorGin O'ClockPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 10 ½ oz Gin
 1 pt Apple Cider
 3 ¼ oz Pumpkin Purée
 1 oz Lemon Juice
 ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
 6 Cinnamon Sticks

Method
1

Add gin, apple cider, pumpkin purée, honey syrup, lemon juice, and pumpkin pie spice to a blender.

2

Pulse for 30-45 seconds.

3

Pour punch into punch cups.

4

Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 10 ½ oz Gin
 1 pt Apple Cider
 3 ¼ oz Pumpkin Purée
 1 oz Lemon Juice
 ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
 6 Cinnamon Sticks

Directions

Method
1

Add gin, apple cider, pumpkin purée, honey syrup, lemon juice, and pumpkin pie spice to a blender.

2

Pulse for 30-45 seconds.

3

Pour punch into punch cups.

4

Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Spiced Pumpkin Punch

Tools & Glassware We Recommend

Anchor Hocking Wexford Clear Glass ( 7 Oz Punch, Coffee or Tea Cup / Set of 4 )
Anchor Hocking Wexford Clear Glass ( 7 Oz Punch, Coffee or Tea Cup / Set of 4 )
Circa: 1967 – 1998; Size: 7 Oz / 3″ Tall / Set of 4; Collection: Wexford; Pattern: Criss-Cross
$18.95
Anchor Hocking Arlington Clear Glass (6 Oz Punch, Coffee or Tea Cup)
Anchor Hocking Arlington Clear Glass (6 Oz Punch, Coffee or Tea Cup)
Circa: Unknown; Size: 2 1/2″ / 6 Oz; Collection: Arlington; Pattern: Diamond & Fan Design; Edge: Smooth
$9.95
Godinger Dublin Crystal Punch Bowl Set with 8 Cups and Ladle - 10 Piece Set
Godinger Dublin Crystal Punch Bowl Set with 8 Cups and Ladle – 10 Piece Set
1 Bowl, 1 stainless steel Ladle, and 8 Punch cups; Bowl Capacity 1.5 Gallon ( 200 oz. ); Cups capacity 8.5 oz.
$109.00
Glass 10 Piece Punch Bowl Set - Includes - 1 Punch Bowl - 1 Ladle - 8 Punch Cups - By Barski - Punch Bowl is 10.25' D - 210 oz - Ladle is 14' L - Punch Cup is 12 oz. - Made in Europe
Glass 10 Piece Punch Bowl Set – Includes – 1 Punch Bowl – 1 Ladle – 8 Punch Cups – By Barski – Punch Bowl is 10.25″ D – 210 oz – Ladle is 14″ L – Punch Cup is 12 oz. – Made in Europe
Finest european quality glass for ultimate sparkle and clarity; artistically designed to coordinate beautifully with any tabletop décor
$239.95
Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower 40-Ounce 7-Speed Electronic Bar Blender, Chrome
Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPower 40-Ounce 7-Speed Electronic Bar Blender, Chrome
Perfect for blending, pureeing, mixing, liquefying and stirring; 7-speed touch pad control with easy-to-read indicator lights
$67.64
OXO Good Grips 2-Piece Peeler Set - Swivel and Julienne
OXO Good Grips 2-Piece Peeler Set – Swivel and Julienne
Sharp, durable, Japanese stainless steel blades won’t rust; Straight Peeler all-purpose design for effortless prep
$16.99

More Pumpkin Cocktails

If you like this pumpkin-flavored cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Smashed Pumpkin Cocktail Recipe

Smashed Pumpkin: A bourbon cocktail made with lemon juice, pumpkin spice syrup, orange bitters, and an egg white

Pumpkin Cider Cocktail Recipe

Pumpkin Cider: An apply brandy and dark rum cocktail made with apple cider, pumpkin cubes, butter, sugar, whole cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks, and grated nutmeg

Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe

Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini: A vanilla vodka cocktail made with espresso, coffee liqueur, pumpkin spice syrup, and grated nutmeg

Thanksgiving Nog Cocktail Recipe

Thanksgiving Nog: A dark rum cocktail made with water, heavy cream, pumpkin purée, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground allspice, ground nutmeg, ground mace, whipped cream, and a cinnamon stick

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