5 Best Pumpkin Cocktails in NYC


NYC bars combine two favorites — pumpkin and booze — to create the perfect taste for fall.


Distilled–Spiced Pumpkin Cider

Distilled 211 W Broadway
The Spiced Pumpkin Cider, created by bartender Micaela Piccolo, combines pumpkin puree, crisp apple cider, pumpkin spice, Brugal 1888 rum and is topped off with whipped cream and grated nutmeg. The mixture of two fall favorites with the splash of rum creates a warm and cozy feeling. The feeling you get when you curl up next to the fireplace at night, wrapped in a knit blanket. The drink is served in an “I Love NY” mug to help create the warming effect.

Black Tree--Hidden Branches

Black Tree–Hidden Branches

BlackTree 131 Orchard St
The Hidden Branches Pumpkin Cocktail mixes Rough Rider Rye, Smoked Maple, Greenport Harbor Brewery’s Leaf Pile Ale (pumpkin beer), a few sprays of the house Black Bitters (chocolate coffee sasparilla bitter) and is garnished with a half brown sugar rim. The taste–like a dry autmnal pumpkin pie, in a glass, with sugar on top. A sweet, boozy treat!

Pumpkin Patch-Tini

Havana Central–Pumpkin Patch-Tini

Havana Central 151 W 46th St, 2911 Broadway
With The Pumpkin Patch-Tini (also known as the Calabaza-Tini), you’ll fall in love the sweet cinnamon, pumpkin pie flavor so much, you won’t even know there’s 4 different types of alcohol mixed in. Bols Pumpkin Smash Liqueur, hazelnut liqueur, high proof rum, gold rum, ice cream, and cinnamon are vigorously shaken into a martini shaker with ice, and poured into a martini glass with a cinnamon sugar rim. Because we like our pumpkin shaken, never stirred.

AG Kitchen - Pumpkin Pie Shake

AG Kitchen- Pumpkin Pie Shake

A.G. Kitchen 269 Columbus Ave
The Pumpkin Pie Shake is exactly what you need after your dinner. The mixture of real pie crust, pumpkin pie filling, vanilla ice cream, nutmeg, and whipped cream already makes your mouth water. Just add the finishing touch — a splash of any alcohol of your choice– and let your tastebuds revel in delight.

The Smith--The Angel's Share

The Smith–The Angel’s Share

The Smith 55 3rd Ave, 956 2nd Ave, 1900 Broadway
The Angel’s Share is the perfect name for this pumpkin cider cocktail. The fruity combination of petite champagne cognac, combier orange, baked apple bitters and pumpkin cider is yummy and festive, and goes great with their Pumpkin Pie in a Jar dessert.

For a DIY home cocktail, try:

Pumpkin Pie Delight

Pumpkin Pie Delight

Pumpkin Pie Delight

1 ounce aged rum/ whiskey/ cognac
1 heaping bar spoon of pumpkin pie mix
½ ounce heavy cream
1 whole egg

Place all the ingredients into a mixing glass. Dry Shake the mixture (shake without ice so as to ‘whip’ the Ingredients together). Then shake again with ice. Strain into a rocks glass without any ice. Top with freshly grated Cinnamon.

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