Cocktail Hour || Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Mules

This Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Mule is the cocktail you need to try this fall! Easy to make and packed full of flavor, this twist on the classic Moscow Mule is a delight to drink!

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Two pumpkin spice cocktails next to a bottle of vodka

Do you love fall as much as we do over here? There’s a case to be made that October may well just be the best month of the year. Hear me out:  You’ve worked out all of the kinks that come with September’s new school year and are no longer mourning summer’s end. The weather has cooled and yet most of us aren’t having to don serious outwear yet.  Not to mention, there’s no frantic holiday shopping or party prep to begin.

The only thing October asks of you is to relax, dress up in costume and enjoy all of the pumpkin spice things… which is where this Smirnoff Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Mule comes in!  While pumpkin spice can be found in everything from kettle corn to pancakes this time of year, we might argue that it’s best found in a Smirnoff Mule.  What makes this cocktail even better? (Besides the fact that Smirnoff Vanilla is gluten free!) It only has three ingredients.  Keep reading for the full recipe! What’s your favorite thing about October?

Two pumpkin spice cocktails being held towards camera

How to make a Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule Cocktail

The ingredients in the pumpkin spice cocktail

  • 3 parts Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 parts pumpkin spice syrup*
  • 1 part ginger beer
  • ice
  • optional: pumpkin pie spice for garnish on top!

Directions to make this pumpkin spice cocktail

Combine Smirnoff Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.  Strain into a cocktail glass and top with ginger beer and optional pumpkin pie spice.A pumpkin spice cocktail served in copper mug

Easy Pumpkin Spice Vodka Cocktail

As you can see, it really takes no effort to make this delicious cocktail that is full of the flavors of fall! The ginger, pumpkin spice and vanilla flavors work so well together! The best bit is, that this recipe is easily doubled so you can make them for a crowd with little fuss.

Vanilla Vodka and Pumpkin Spice Drink

The vanilla in this vodkas isn’t sweet or overpowering, it just adds a wonderful subtle sweetness to the cocktail. It really does work wonderfully with the spice flavors in this twist on a mule cocktail.

How do you serve a pumpkin spice mule?

As with all mule cocktails and variations, it’s advisable that you serve this drink in a copper mug. It keeps the drink icy cold and if you chose it add ice, it doesn’t melt and dilute your drink. I like to sprinkle a little pumpkin pie spice on top of the drink, so you get a wonderful aroma as you take your first sip!

A bottle of vodka next to the drinks

Top Tips To Make This Cocktail

  • Serve in copper mugs to keep your drink icy cold.
  • You can purchase pumpkin spice syrup just about anywhere these days or from here.  You can also make your own by combining one cup of boiling water with one cup of brown sugar and a tablespoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice and letting it simmer over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Shake the drink for at least 20 seconds until the shaker is cold.

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Happy October!

If you have tried this recipe, be sure to leave a comment and a star rating below!

Photography by Katie Jameson

Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Mules

This Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Mule is the cocktail you need to try this fall! Easy to make and packed full of flavor, this twist on the classic Moscow Mule is a delight to drink!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cocktail recipe, fall cocktail recipe, pumpkin spice cocktail
Servings: 1 drink
Author: Jen Pinkston

Ingredients

  • 3 parts Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 parts pumpkin spice syrup*
  • 1 part ginger beer
  • ice
  • optional: pumpkin pie spice for garnish on top!

Instructions

  • Combine Smirnoff Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.  Strain into a cocktail glass and top with ginger beer and optional pumpkin pie spice.

Notes

You can purchase pumpkin spice syrup just about anywhere these days or from here.  You can also make your own by combining one cup of boiling water with one cup of brown sugar and a tablespoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice and letting it simmer over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

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  1. This is seriously the perfect fall drink!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated