Pumpkin spiced rum Halloween cocktail recipe Pumpkin spiced rum Halloween cocktail recipeOkay, so the third and final Halloween cocktail (if you missed the first two, see them here and here) to share with you guys is… pumpkin spiced rum! Yep, that’s right, I took my favourite spirit and infused it with the flavours of autumn. It’s kinda similar to the pumpkin spiced smoothie I shared the other week, just a bit more alcoholic and a bit less healthy! 🙂

It’s really easy to customise this recipe to whatever flavours float your boat. Love ginger? Up the ratio! Not a fan of cinnamon? Leave it out (although I’ll be judging you hard). There’s still plenty of time to make a batch of this in time for you Halloween celebrations – learn how below.

Pumpkin spiced rum Halloween cocktail recipe

Pumpkin spiced rum Halloween cocktail

Ingredients

  • Dark rum
  • Powdered ginger
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Ground allspice
  • 1 apple

Method

Pour approximately 500 ml of rum into an airtight container. Chop the apple into medium sized slices and add it to the container, along with 1/2 a teaspoon of each of the spices. Close the lid securely, give it a good shake and leave to infuse in a cool, dark cupboard. Give it a shake once or twice a day. After a few days, remove the apple and strain the rum through a coffee filter into a bottle. Serve a shot of the pumpkin spiced rum on the rocks with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime, then garnish with a cinnamon stick.

If you’re one of those weirdos who doesn’t like rum, you could also try this same recipe with tequila or whiskey (check out a similar recipe I tried last year). Either way, give this pumpkin spice infused recipe a go this season – you won’t regret it! – Mike.

P.S. If you’re wondering where the actual pumpkin is in this recipe, you’re not crazy – there is none. Why? Because pumpkin spice doesn’t actually contain any of the fruit at all, even the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte contains none!

Pumpkin spiced rum Halloween cocktail recipe

Pumpkin spiced rum Halloween cocktail recipe

Pumpkin spiced rum Halloween cocktail recipe