Pumpkin spice season may have hit the local coffee shop already, but has it appeared in your cocktail menu yet? This easy homemade caramel pumpkin spice cocktail recipe is a favorite choice to warm you up in the wintertime. While it may be a chilled cocktail, the warm caramel vodka will be more than enough to satisfy your need for a warm drink with your favorite fall spice blend.
Caramel Pumpkin Spice Cocktail Recipe
Nothing goes together better than pumpkin spice and caramel. I love the flavors and honestly, I don't wait for fall to start mixing up my favorite recipes including these flavors. Pumpkin is a year-round treat at my house. If you want a little something extra as a nightcap, then you are sure to enjoy this little cocktail recipe.
A simple blend of caramel vodka, a bit of cream, and spice, and you have a delicious creamy cocktail that packs all of your holiday flavors into a drink to warm your soul. This is perfect alongside pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins! Such a yummy treat at the end of the day!
Can I Make This Into a Warm Drink Instead?
While I have not made this as a warm drink, I can confidently say that it would work perfectly when warm. If you wanted to serve this up as a hot drink, you would probably want to mix it into something warm. I think it would work best with coffee, but could also be part of white-hot chocolate, traditional hot chocolate, or even a spiced tea recipe.
What If I Can't Find Pumpkin Spice Creamer?
If you want the flavor but can't easily locate the creamer in store, you can use any traditional creamer and simply add pumpkin spice to the blend. I like a nice French vanilla creamer with a ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice blended into it with this recipe. You could alternately make your own homemade pumpkin spice creamer if you wanted. There are a number of recipes available, but this one from Crunchy Creamy Sweet is my favorite.
Ways to Serve This Cocktail
You can easily just add this to any glass and serve topped with a bit of cinnamon and whipped topping. That's not the only option though! There are tons of yummy and pretty ways to serve this up to your friends and family, or just for yourself. Below are some fun ideas.
- After dipping the glass in caramel, dip it into candy sugar for a bit of an extra coating.
- Use caramel or cinnamon flavored whipped cream on top of the drink.
- Add a cinnamon stick to stir the drink when serving.
- Line the glass with caramel syrup swirl before adding the ice, vodka, and creamer.
- Sprinkle the top with salted caramel bits.
What's the Best Vodka for This Cocktail?
Any caramel vodka works for this recipe. Smirnoff, Carolan's, Pinnacle, and Van Gogh vodka are popular when this is served in restaurants. Choose the brand you prefer and add to the recipe. Another alternative is to use one of these brand versions of salted caramel vodka. That little extra hint is super delicious in this cocktail recipe.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Cocktail
- Caramel vodka
- Pumpkin spice coffee creamer
- Whipped topping
- Caramel syrup
How to Make a Caramel Spice Cocktail Recipe
Dip your glass into caramel syrup to garnish the rim.
Fill the glass with ice.
Add caramel vodka and pumpkin creamer then stir if desired.
Top with whipped topping, cinnamon, and additional caramel syrup.
More Yummy Cocktail Recipes
Sometimes we just need a little cocktail at the end of the day. Whether it is a hot or cold cocktail you choose, it's okay to indulge from time to time. Below are a few of our other great recipes that may be just what you need as a nightcap today!
Sprinkle the top of your cocktails with a bit of extra pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon if desired. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g
Sprinkle the top of your cocktails with a bit of extra pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon if desired.
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