Pumpkin Spice White Russian is a delightful twist on the classic White Russian cocktail, made with an addition of pumpkin pie spice. It’s the perfect alcoholic beverage to sip while enjoying the Fall colors and cooler weather! Cheers!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Spiced Sugar Rim: Granulated sugar is mixed with pumpkin pie spice. Then, the mixture coats the rim of each glass for an added sweet and spicy element to the drink!
Pumpkin Pie Spice: Not only is pumpkin pie spice added to the rims of the glasses, but it’s also added to the cocktail mixture for the perfect autumnal treat!
Ice: Add ice to the lowball cocktail glasses for serving as well as to the shaker when mixing the ingredients.
Vodka: Vodka is the primary ingredient in a classic White Russian as well as this variation of the drink. Use your favorite brand.
Kahlua: Kahlua is a coffee-flavored liqueur. You could substitute a shot of espresso or brewed coffee in place of the Kahlua if the vodka is enough liquor for you.
Heavy Cream: Each drink is topped with heavy cream (also known as heavy whipping cream). For a little lighter variation, you could use half-and-half, milk, or coffee creamer.
Can I Make A Pumpkin Spice White Russian Without a Cocktail Shaker?
Absolutely! You can certainly enjoy this adult beverage without a cocktail shaker. Simply fill each glass with crushed ice. Then, top each with 2 ounces of vodka, 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, 1 ounce of Kahlua, and 1 ounce of heavy cream. Stir to combine and enjoy!
What Does a Pumpkin Spice White Russian Taste Like?
A Pumpkin Spice White Russian is definitely a boozy drink with a blend of sweet, creamy, coffee, and spice flavors. But, it is not overly sweet if you are wondering about that. If you love everything pumpkin spice and enjoy a cocktail now and then, you will love this drink.
Pumpkin Spice White Russian
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- crushed ice
- 4 ounces vodka
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 ounces Kahlua, or other coffee liqueur
- 2 ounces heavy cream, divided
- In a small dish combine the pumpkin pie spice and sugar.
- Using lowball glasses, wet the rims with a small amount of water. Roll the rims of both glasses in the spiced sugar mixture.
- Fill each glass with crushed ice.
- To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add vodka, pumpkin pie spice, and Kahlua. Shake well.
- Drain the vodka mixture into the prepared glasses. Top each with heavy cream. Gently stir to combine. Cheers!
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
I love a good White Russian cocktail. This one has all of the flavors of fall infused in it. So smooth and creamy! Love it!
This is a creamy, boozy drink, for sure! The pumpkin spice was definitely tasted in each sip, which I loved!
This time of year, a creamy pumpkin spiced alcoholic drink is perfect! It is smooth, perfectly spiced, and tastes like fall with each sip!
This is a fun, spiced drink, perfect for the fall!