Pumpkin Spice MadtiniBefore we even start, this drink is insanely delicious and the post contains a Neil Young link. You have been warned.

This week fall officially arrived in our area, and while we’d like summer to last forever, we’re ready for some cooler temperatures and the bounty of the fall harvest. (I can’t believe I just used the term ‘bounty’)

We’ve been looking to come up with a pumpkin flavored drink for quite a while and this Friday our Madtini Lab staff manage to combine several recipes and came up with a great-tasting combination. We tried two different ways to come up with the pumpkin spice syrup, including simply using pumpkin spice, pumpkin purée mixed with sugar and water or create our own pumpkin spice with pumpkin purée, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Using the separate ingredients to make up the syrup was definitely a winning combination for the Madtini Labs crew.

Ingredients (drink)

  • 1 oz Baileys
  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice syrup
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon stick

Combine the vanilla vodka, Baileys, pumpkin spice syrup in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass, Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a healthy dab of whipped cream.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

  • 1 tbsp canned pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves


Combine water, sugar and pie filling in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. When the mix reaches a consistency of maple syrup, remove from stove, let cool then store in an air-tight container.

Cheers and Happy Harvest Moon drink fans. Here’s Neil Young’s gorgeous Harvest Moon to accompany your Pumpkin Spice Madtini. BTW, if somebody can figure out a way to get us any Pumpkin Liqueurs let me know.

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