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I’ve recently developed quite the love for Moscow Mules. I already knew I loved the fabulous copper mugs associated with this cocktail, but it actually tastes oh so fabulous. As fall is knocking on our doorsteps, I decided to put an autumn twist on the Moscow Mule. The quintessential fall flavor is pumpkin spice! So I knew I had to create a Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule!

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First up is creating the pumpkin spice syrup. This recipe warrants its own spotlight because this pumpkin spice syrup is fabulous on everything from waffles and pancakes to lattes and, of course, the Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule. It’s super simple to make with easy-to-find items, and you can keep this syrup in the refrigerator so it’s ready whenever you are!


Pumpkin Spice Syrup

1 cup water
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. On low heat, continue to simmer for 10 minutes, whisking periodically.

Remove from heat and store in an airtight container. If using it in the Moscow Mule, allow it to cool before adding it to the cold drink.

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Traditionally, a Moscow Mule consists of ginger beer, vodka and lime juice. It’s a simple cocktail, which makes it easy to have ingredients on hand. To give it the fall twist, you add the pumpkin spice syrup. It’s simple to make!


Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule

4 oz. ginger beer
2 oz. pumpkin spice syrup
1.5 oz. vodka

Combine ginger beer, pumpkin spice syrup and vodka. Shake well and pour over ice. I like to garnish mine with an extra shake of nutmeg on top and a cinnamon stick stirrer.

This is a fabulous recipe to make in a larger batch, keep refrigerated and serve when you have guests over to your apartment! They’ll be very impressed with this homemade seasonal cocktail. If you’re hosting a fall party (or even for Thanksgiving), try making extra batches of the pumpkin spice syrup to give away as favors (bottled in small mason jars or glass containers). I always love to send guests off with a little something happy!


If you’re on the hunt for additional cocktail recipes, try out these below:

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Growing up in the South, she attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelors in Communications + masters in Organizational Leadership. Her expertise has been seen in HGTV.com, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, AOL’s DIY Life, Get Married Magazine, and MarthaStewart.com. She works with brands such as Tostitos, Pier 1, Orville Redenbacher, Sterling Wines, Sierra Mist, and Lindt to connect consumers with their products in an entertaining setting. She writes for Disney,The Huffington Post, SHE KNOWS, Hostess With the Mostess, and Tablespoon. Visit Pizzazzerie.



  1. This is wonderfully delicious! The syrup is very thick for the Moscow mule, almost slime like. Did I do something wrong?
    • It may have been on too high of heat for too long, causing it to reduce too much and end up as too thick of a syrup. If you make it again, just heat for 5 minutes and see if that allows for it to be thinner. 
  2. jgreupner says:
    Mine turned out the same way, but I know it was because I gave it too much heat. When it said simmer, I tried to get it bubbling.


    One Question: How long is the syrup good for if kept in the fridge?

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