Wednesday, October 22

Three Pumpkin Spice Inspired Drinks

Call us basic b-words if you must, but we're not afraid to admit we're absolutely crazy about Autumn. And most especially mad for pumpkin spice. Like, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! With October flying by, it feels like we're on borrowed time with our favorite taste of the season. So we created a simple syrup that takes just about any drink beyond your basic PS. Here are three classic drinks with a very fall feel. (Oh, and did we mention each recipe is dairy free to boot!)

Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup canned organic pumpkin puree
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Combine water, honey, and pumpkin in small sauce pan and bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Remove from heat once the honey and pumpkin have dissolved, stir in cinnamon and nutmeg, and let cool. Strain in to an air tight container and store refrigerated up to two weeks. 

Autumn White Russian // serves 1
2 ounces vodka
1.5 ounce Kahlua
1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1 ounce pumpkin spice simple syrup
Cinnamon stick (optional)

Fill a glass with ice. Combine vodka, Kahlua, almond milk, and pumpkin spice simple syrup and stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve.

Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Cocoa // serves 2
1 cup white chocolate (chopped or chips)
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1/4 cup pumpkin spice simple syrup
2 ounces spiced Rum
Vegan whip cream
Cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
Chocolate sprinkles

Combine almond milk with white chocolate in a small sauce pan over low heat. Allow the chocolate to melt completely, stirring constantly to prevent scorching or clumping. Once chocolate has melted, add pumpkin spice simple syrup and stir. Pour 1 ounce of spiced Rum in to your mugs and top hot cocoa. Garnish vegan whip cream and sprinkle with cocoa powder.

To rim glass: Pour chocolate sprinkles in to a shallow bowl or on to a plate. Using a clean paint brush, paint honey around the rim of your mug. Roll the honey-coated rim in sprinkles until completely covered.

Pumpkin Spice Dirty Chia Tea
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
2 bags of spiced chai tea
1/4 cup pumpkin spice simple syrup
1 shot of espresso (or 1 ounce of very strong brewed coffee)

In a small sauce pan, submerge tea bags in almond milk and bring just to a boil. Take off heat, cover, and let steep for 5-10 minutes (depending on how strong you like your tea). Strain out tea bags. Add pumpkin spice simple syrup and espresso and stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve.


  1. Oooo! All of these sound delicious! I definitely want to make the Autumn White Russian! -Katie

    1. It's super delicious Katie! We'll be drinking them all season long.

  2. I can't wait to try these!! Pumpkin spice rules :-)

  3. Looks delicious. I'm totally #thankful for this awesome post. ;-)