Smashed Pumpkin


Smashed Pumpkin



pumpkin pie syrup

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

pumpkin pie smash

  • crushed ice

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons pumpkin pie syrup

  • 2 dashes cocktail bitters

  • 2 ounces bourbon

  • cinnamon stick for garnish


pumpkin pie syrup

Heat the sugar, water, pumpkin puree and pie spice in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and let the mixture come to a simmer. Remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly, then add the vanilla extract. Strain it through a fine mesh strainer so you’re left with a syrup consistency. This can be kept in a sealed container in the fridge for a week or so!

pumpkin pie smash

Fill a chilled glass with crushed ice and add the pumpkin syrup and bitters over top. Pour in the bourbon and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serve!