Smashing Pumpkin

Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail

Base Spirit: Rum

Type: Modern Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

About the Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail

Homemade lemon-pumpkin soda is easy to prepare in just a few minutes and lends the Smashing Pumpkin fresh fall flavor. A base of aged rum and allspice liqueur add warming contrast, making this the perfect way to incorporate the season’s favorite squash in your cocktails.

Ingredients in the Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Pyrat Rum
  • .5 oz Allspice liqueur
  • 3 oz Lemon-Pumpkin Soda*

Garnish: Bay leaf

Glass: Collins

How to make the Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail

Add the rum and allspice liqueur to a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with the Lemon-Pumpkin Soda and garnish with a bay leaf.

*Lemon-Pumpkin Soda


  • 12 oz Pumpkin puree (use canned, or roast seeded pumpkin at 350° for 45 minutes and puree in a food processor)
  • 4 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 oz Water


Add all the ingredients to a soda siphon and charge with 1 CO2 cartridge.

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  1. Greg Schuler says

    Is there another rum or style of rum that is recommended for this cocktail? Thanks!

    • Hi Greg–
      Pyrat is a blend of aged rums from around the Caribbean; you could substitute your favorite dark rum. Unaged white rum won’t stand up as well to the assertive flavor of the pumpkin.

  2. Tracy Pierce says

    I made this drink and am perplexed by the lemon-pumpkin soda. Are the ratios correct? It is really too thick to be a soda and clogs the siphon. Thoughts?

    • Sorry to hear that this recipe didn’t work out for you. Did you use canned pumpkin puree? This recipe was created using homemade, which may have a higher moisture content. Try using 6 oz lemon juice and 3 oz water next time—that should make for a thinner soda.


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