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homemade pumpkin spice liqueur

Pumpkin Pie Liqueur

A homemade Pumpkin Pie Liqueur made from scratch and perfect for Fall Cocktails!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • medium saucepan
  • medium mixing bowl
  • fine mesh strainer (optional)
  • sealable glass bottle or jar

Ingredients

  • 1 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut lengthwise (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • cups dark rum

Instructions

  • Whisk together the water, sugar, and brown sugar in a saucepan over med-high heat and bring to a boil. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the rum, and turn down the heat. Simmer, whisking occasionally, for 30 minutes.
    cooked pumpkin spice sauce
  • Remove the pan from the heat, add the rum, stir and allow the mixture to cool for about an hour.
    pumpkin spice liqueur with rum added
  • Pour the liqueur into a sealable bottle or jar. Store the liqueur in a cool location for 2-3 days to allow all of the flavors to blend with the alcohol. Enjoy this liqueur in your favorite cocktail or with your favorite Fall dessert!
    homemade pumpkin spice liqueur

Notes

  • Some people decide to strain the liqueur before placing it in the bottle. I decided not to do this because there were beautiful and delicious vanilla beans and residual pieces from the ingredients. I wanted those in my liqueur and in my drinks so I did not strain. If you want a clearer liquid, strain through a fine-mesh strainer and/or a cheesecloth before bottling.
  • You can substitute 1 tsp vanilla bean paste for the vanilla bean
  • recipe inspired by Chowhound

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.