Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

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After a scorching hot and miserable summer, fall has finally arrived in the Atlanta area.   The mornings are actually chilly and my daughter is heading out with her sweatshirt on instead of shorts and a t-shirt.  My favorite part of fall is enjoying the fire pit on our patio in the evenings. It’s so nice to sit by a warm fire with my husband and just wind down from a busy day.  Of course, enjoying a little something that warms me up from the inside out is always nice, too!  I tried a Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe with Pinnacle® Vodka which I think turned out delicious! Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe with Pinnacle Vodka I love the weather as summer moves out and fall moves in, however the shortening days and cool weather remind me that the holidays are fast approaching.  I’m already starting to see advertisements for Christmas wish lists and holiday sales.  As much as I would love to just pause the calendar right here in September, I know that the holiday season will be here before I know it.  A little forethought NOW will go a long way towards making the coming months a little less chaotic.  Start searching Pinterest for crafts, decor ideas and cocktail recipes that you want to try in the coming months.  Make sure you stock the house with a few everyday essentials to keep you sane as Fall moves into winter and the holidays take over.  What sort of everyday essentials do I rely on during this time of year? Let’s see…

  • Coffee.  LOTS of coffee! Buy it in bulk and never run out! If there is a coffee shortage, send significant other out to restock. Threaten him with bodily harm if his mission fails.
  • Post it Notes:  I have those little buggers stuck to every surface in my house.  Reminders of what my son wants for Christmas and phone numbers for PTA people who are looking for volunteers. Maybe I need to lose the PTA one…
  • Chocolate:  Okay, maybe chocolate isn’t technically an essential but dealing with stress is…well…stressful!  Chocolate is scientifically known to reduce stress, right?  Sure.  We’ll go with chocolate as a medicinal need!
  • Sweatshirts, hoodies, and cardigans:  I spend most of the fall and winter cold.  When I’m cold, all I want to do is curl up in a chair under a blanket.  Which gets NOTHING on my to do list actually done!  So, multiple layers keep me moving and keep my fingers off the thermostat button.  This keeps my husband from losing his temper when the electric bill gets here.
  • A well-stocked liquor cabinet:  Okay, that makes me sound like I have a problem.  However, our liquor store is about 30 minutes from my house and when company comes over at the spur of the moment, I can’t just jump in the truck to pick up the makings of a nice cocktail recipe.  And besides, a nightcap is a nice way to relax away the stress of a busy day!

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This Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe was my own perfect pairing of flavors to keep me warm on a chilly fall evening!  Check out this food pairings website to find more perfect pairings to go with your Pinnacle® Vodka! Then, start creating your favorite fall cocktails! Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe 2

Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe


Yield: Serves: 1 drink

Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe 2

This Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe is perfect for fall!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 TBSP pumpkin puree
  • 3 ounces apple cider
  • 2 ounces Pinnacle® Pumpkin Pie vodka
  • 2 ounces ginger ale
  • cinnamon/sugar mixture for rim of glass
  • apple slices and fresh nutmeg for garnish if desired


  1. Combine pumpkin, apple cider and vodka in a shaker and mix well
  2. Wet rim of glass slightly with water and dip in cinnamon/sugar mixture
  3. Pour over ice
  4. Add ginger ale
  5. garnish with apple slice and fresh nutmeg if desired

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 36gSugar: 26gProtein: 2g

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  1. I guess it is that time of year again where everything is pumpkin flavored. That's OK, it is my wife's favorite!
  2. How what a fun twist of a drink! I have never seen a drink with pumpkin, sounds like a delicious drink to sip on and relax after a long day!

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