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A glass is filled with a creamy coffee cocktail, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon, with a white paper straw printed with gold stars, with two decorative orange pumpkins in the background, on a gathered gray cloth, with scattered whole cinnamon sticks and cloves.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cocktail

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail, 1 cup simple syrup 1x


Wouldn’t it be nice to end the day with a boozy version of everyone’s favorite fall beverage? Try our pumpkin spice latte cocktail, with homemade flavored simple syrup!



For the Flavored Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • One 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

For the Cocktail:

  • 1/2 cup cold coffee
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup silver tequila
  • 2 oz pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

For the Garnish:


To Make the Flavored Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cover. Let steep for 25 minutes.
  2. Remove whole spices from the syrup, transfer to a jar or squirt bottle, and let cool completely. Syrup may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

To Make the Cocktail:

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients for the cocktail to the shaker, and shake well.

To Garnish:

  1. Combine the pumpkin pie spice and sugar in a shallow saucer, wet the rim of a frosty glass, and swirl to coat the rim.
  2. Strain the prepared drink into the glass, and garnish with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.


Nutrition facts below are for 1 serving of this beverage, and do not include the total calorie count or nutritional information for an entire batch of flavored simple syrup.

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Fall

Keywords: pumpkin spice latte, cocktail, pumpkin spice, fall