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homemade pumpkin spice liqueur

Pumpkin Pie Liqueur

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Emily
A homemade Pumpkin Pie Liqueur made from scratch and perfect for Fall Cocktails!
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  • 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 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • cups dark rum


  • 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


  • 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 teaspoon vanilla bean paste for the vanilla bean
  • recipe inspired by Chowhound


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.8g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 13.7g | Saturated Fat: 8.5g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 5.6g | Calcium: 25mg