I wanted to come up with a crazy awesome cocktail to kick off the fall season and I just couldn’t pick one fall flavor – so this recipe has it all! Caramel. Apple. Pumpkin… and Kahlua!
If you want it all (or just suffer from decision paralysis like me) this Caramel Apple Pumpkin Cocktail has got you covered.
I first shared this Caramel Pumpkin Cocktail on my friend Amanda’s site.
Now, I wasn’t really sure that this cocktail recipe was going to work – it’s got a lot going on and pumpkin is not a flavor you see often in cocktails. (Often pumpkin spice drinks just have the spice and very little to no pumpkin.) So I was prepared for this cocktail to be a big flop… all in the name of experimenting!
But I was really pleasantly surprised at how delicious and refreshing this Caramel Apple Pumpkin Cocktail turned out. It’s perfectly balanced, with the predominate flavor being caramel apple with just the right note of pumpkin and salt to make it interesting. Butterscotch Schnapps would also work in place of the Salted Caramel Kahlua and for a strong drink you could swap out the apple cider for a alcoholic cider – or apple juice if you don’t have cider on hand.
This fall cocktail would be fun to serve for a Halloween Party – or for a Harry Potter or Hallowe’en movie marathon! My next experiment will be trying this drink hot (if you beat me to it, you’ll have to let me know if it’s any good).
Tip: I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Salted Caramel Kahlua needed for this recipe from them.
Check out our quick video for how to make your own caramel apple cider cocktails – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Ingredients for Caramel Apple Pumpkin Cocktail
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can add more pumpkin puree to taste and you can substitute apple juice for the apple cider
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Cocktail shaker or pitcher
- Liquid Measure
- Measuring spoons
- Serving glasses
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make a Salted Caramel Apple Pumpkin Cocktail
Fill two serving glasses with ice and set aside.
Place the apple cider in a pitcher or cocktail shaker.
Add the pumpkin puree and stir or shake well.
Strain the mixture into your serving glasses and top each with 2oz of Salted Caramel Kahlua.
Top with extra apple cider as desired.
Grab your free printable for our delicious Salted Caramel Apple Pumpkin Cocktail recipe:
- 2+ cups apple cider
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 4 oz Kahlua Salted Caramel
- Fill two serving glasses with ice and set aside.
- Place the apple cider in a pitcher or cocktail shaker.
- Add the pumpkin puree and stir or shake well.
- Strain the mixture into your serving glasses and top each with 2oz of Salted Caramel Kahlua.
- Top with extra apple cider as desired.
- Enjoy immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 0gSugar: 46gProtein: 1g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
What is your favorite unique cocktail recipe? If you’re looking for more inspiration, you’ll love my mojito slushies for a refreshing lime-mint cocktail, or my Mai Tai recipe with homemade almond syrup.