Pumpkin Liquor Cocktails

Pumpkin's days are numbered since Fall "ends" with Thanksgiving. Celebrate a great season with a cocktail using the new Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Liquor or Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liquor.  These two liquors make simple pour-over-ice-and-serve drinks, or you can make a cocktail. Take a look at the following recipes.

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Martini
Recipe from Kahlúa

1 ½ parts Kahlua Pumpkin Spice
1 ½ parts ABSOLUT Vodka

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange zest.

Kahlua Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte
Recipe from What's Cookin' Chicago

8 oz fresh brewed coffee
1 part Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice liqueur
1 part half & half
2 tablespoons whipped cream
1 tablespoon caramel sauce

Combine coffee, Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice liqueur and half & half in a large mug. Top with whipped cream. Drizzle caramel sauce over whipped cream to garnish.

Mellow Pumpkin
Recipe from Fulton's Harvest

1 oz. Fulton’s Harvest
1.5 oz Light Rum
1 oz Amaretto Liquor

Add ice to an old-fashioned glass, then pour in the rum. Add Amaretto and Fulton’s Harvest, and stir slightly before serving.

For those adventurous bartenders/hipsters out there: with a well-stocked bar (and pantry) you don't need any special pumpkin liquors to enjoy an Autumn treat. Try this more intricate recipe that yields a much more sophisticated and less sweet cocktail. It is FANTASTIC and utterly cool.

Pumpkin Spiced Martini 
Recipe from LAist.com

Graham crackers, crushed
maple syrup
1.5 oz house infused vanilla vodka
.5 oz Applejack
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz ginger syrup
1 bar spoon pumpkin butter

Rim a chilled martini glass with crushed graham crackers by dipping it in maple syrup and then dunking in the crumbs. Set aside. Add all the ingredients into a stainless steel cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into the martini glass.