Pumpkin Vanilla Cocktail with Spiced Sugar Rim

As I mentioned the other day, vanilla is one of my favorite flavors. And everyone knows that fall is all about the pumpkin. These two ingredients play very nicely together. Especially when you’re talking about an adult beverage to be enjoyed on a crisp cool evening.

I started making this drink for friends a couple weekends ago and we’ve been enjoying it together ever since then. The vanilla vodka provides a subtle warmth and what really makes this drink special is the spiced sugar rim.

I found that I take just enough sips to work my way around the glass so that I have a bit of the cinnamony sugar with every sip of the cocktail. Definitely don’t skip that important step when making this drink!

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Pumpkin Vanilla Cocktail with Spiced Sugar Rim

A perfect fall cocktail!

Yield: 1 cocktail


For spiced sugar rim
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

For the cocktail
1 pumpkin flavored beer
1 oz vanilla vodka


For spiced sugar rim
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl

For assembly
Fill a small bowl or plate with water. Dip the rim of a glass in the water, then in the spiced sugar mixture.

Pour the beer into the glass.

Top the beer with the vodka and enjoy!

Keep spiced sugar rim mixture in a sealed container at room temperature.

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