Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Pumpkin Spice White Russian recipe (YUM!)All you pumpkin spice haters better cover your eyes and leave the room because it’s pumpkin spice time around here. Today we’re making our own pumpkin spice syrup (double spice bc it’s twice as nice), and then combining with vodka. Yep, vodka. Only the best for you, my lovely readers. ♥ 

This is my favorite autumn party drink (okay– it’s a tie with this one). 

Pumpkin Spice White Russian Pumpkin Spice White Russian, serves one 

2 ounces vodka 
1.5 ounces Bailey’s (original flavor)
1 ounce half and half 
1 ounce pumpkin spice syrup*
honey or agave
nonpareils
cinnamon stick 

*To make the pumpkin spice syrup, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice in a small pan. Heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved completely. Let it cool, strain into a container, and keep it in a sealed container for up to two weeks in the fridge (use it for coffee, tea, or cocktails!). 

To make the drink, fill a glass with ice and combine vodka, Bailey’s, half and half, and syrup. Stir and serve. 

Pumpkin Spice White Russian To make your drink extra pretty, use agave syrup or honey to stick nonpareils to the outer rim of the glass. 

Pumpkin Spice White Russian Pumpkin Spice White Russian Garnish with a cinnamon stick. I hope you enjoy this simple, festive variation on one of our favorite treat cocktails. xx. Elsie 

Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Edited with Charlotte from The Lightroom Collection

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1.5 ounces Bailey's original flavor
  • 1 ounce half and half
  • 1 ounce pumpkin spice syrup*
  • honey or agave
  • nonpareils
  • cinnamon stick

Instructions

  1. *To make the pumpkin spice syrup, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice in a small pan. Heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved completely. Let it cool, strain into a container, and keep it in a sealed container for up to two weeks in the fridge (use it for coffee, tea, or cocktails!).
  2. To make the drink, fill a glass with ice and combine vodka, Bailey's, half and half, and syrup. Stir and serve.
  • I wanted to ask: Is there any way to make pumpkin spice syrup from real pumpkins?

    Thanks in advance!
    Kamile
    http://ayoungdreamcatcher.blogspot.com/

  • this looks so yummy! i love the nonpareils around the rim!

    x Francesca of http://primpandpaper.blogspot.com/

  • Yay!! a wonderful Fall Drink! that pumpkin spice white Russian looks so good!!

    xoxo http://magazine.losangelesscene.com/

  • I’ve never tried a White Russian, but it sounds delicious, especially with a pumpkin flavour! I love the sprinkles, too.

    M.

  • Great idea! I do think it’s funny that we call it Pumpkin Spice when there’s no pumpkin flavour. Maybe we should call it fall spice?

  • OMG! This sounds amazing! Definitely making these this weekend! Thanks for the great idea!

  • This looks incredibly delicious! A perfect fall-inspired cocktail – thanks for the share! x

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  • Looks amazing! I’m a big pumpkin spice fan so will definitely have to try this. Might be great to serve at a Halloween party?

    Best,
    Mark // thatgentmark.com

  • Love this, DEFINITELY going to try! Love me some pumpkin spice!! And thank you so much for providing a homemade version of the syrup!

    ~Sacha

  • Sounds delicious! I love the sprinkles on the glass, so cute!

    Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

  • Oh. My. Gosh. I will be making this this weekend…. thanks for sharing…. YUM! xo

    http://www.thethingsshesees.com

  • What a beautiful cocktail! 🙂

    Regards from Copenhagen, Denmark
    Anne del Socorro // http://www.thecopenhagendiary.com

  • I am so ready to get down with this pumpkin spice cocktail business.
    Mind blown.

    <3 dani
    http://streetcredfood.blogspot.com

  • Wow! I have an annual Halloween dinner every year and this is the perfect cocktail for it! Everything pumpkin spiced yessss!!!! 😀

    Lulu xx

  • Sounds delicious!! Upgrade of what the Dude would drink haha
    Much love form
    http://devilreturnsprada.wordpress.com/

  • Never tired of pumpkin spice during autumn! I’m bold enough to drink this with a slice of pumpkin pie LOL

    #unashamed #loverofpumpkin

    http://lovecompassionatelee.squarespace.com/

  • You are the best food/diy blogger on planet earth!!

    Keep inspiring babe.

    Xx,
    HTTP://SACOSHA.BLOGSPOT.COM

  • How autumn of you ;-P
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

  • Okay that looks delish! My favorite thing about fall are all the pumpkin flavored recipes!

  • Pumpkin with some real spice 😉 Love it! Want to try it!

    www.littleblackshell.com

  • Yes! Love this! What a great drink idea! And the presentation is so lovely. 🙂

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • Hi Danielle,
    I think we got it from Amazon, but they’re sold all over!
    xx- Elsie

  • You’ve combined two of my favorite things! Love it. Where did you get the adorable cream container??

  • I don’t know how anyone could possibly be a pumpkin spice hater! I’m completely obsessed and this looks amazing! 😉

  • You know some people say they’re “so over” the pumpkin spice thing, but I say bring it on! It’s such a wonderful smell and flavor combo. I’m actually planning a pumpkin spice face mask DIY right now – it’d be perfect to sip on one of pumpkin spice white russians while you pamper yourself with a homemade pumpkin spice face mask!

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • elsie, you genius! just when you think a White Russian couldn’t get any better. planning this for happy hour tomorrow.

  • this looks so delicious! cannot wait to try this and i’m glad you told those pumpkin haters to leave the room because i’m all about the pumpkin. sprinkles should be a required beverage addition!

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