Pumpkin Fever Cocktail With Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

  • PrepTime: 3 Mins
  • CookTime: 0 Mins
  • TotalTime: 3 Mins


  1. 2 ounces pumpkin liqueur (Bols Pumpkin Spice)
  2. 1 ounce spiced rum (Sailor Jerry)
  3. 1/4 ounce cream
  4. 1/4 ounce milk
  5. Garnish: dash ground cinnamon
  6. Garnish: sugar (for rim)


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. If desired, rim a chilled cocktail glass with sugar: Dip the rim into a shallow dish of pumpkin liqueur or wipe the rim with a lime wedge, then roll the wet rim in a small pile of sugar.
  3. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the pumpkin liqueur, spiced rum, milk, and cream.
  4. Shake well to ensure the dairy is fully mixed into the drink.
  5. Strain into the prepared glass.
  6. Sprinkle the top with a freshly ground cinnamon to garnish.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


  1. This recipe was created by Sailor Jerry Rum, so it's only natural that it is the recommended spiced rum for the pumpkin fever. It is a very good choice, though almost any spiced rum will make a fine substitute.
  2. Pumpkin liqueurs can be tricky. It's a very seasonal liqueur and one that many liquor companies choose to avoid, despite its popularity. However, Bols Pumpkin Spice has been available for a number of years and it is one of the best options on the market. It tends to start appearing on liquor store shelves in September and generally sticks around through the winter holidays.
  3. You'll notice that the recipe calls for two dairy products. Cream is very heavy and thick while milk is relatively thin, so they balance out the cocktail's texture. You can replace these two ingredients with 1/2 ounce half and half (half cream and half milk) without altering the drink.
  4. Cinnamon is a natural complement to the flavor of pumpkin and it's a perfect garnish. Instead of grated cinnamon, you can also lay a whole cinnamon stick in the glass for a nice presentation. Also, mixing ground cinnamon into the sugar is a great way to upgrade the sweetened rim, if you choose to go that route.
  5. An aged rum can be used if you don't like the extra spices of spiced rum. Pouring aged rum will give the drink a nice depth of flavor and allow the pumpkin liqueur to take over for the missing spices.
  6. As an alternative to a liqueur, you can use a pumpkin spice syrup. It is typically easy to find in the coffee sweetener section of larger grocery stores during the autumn months because it's the key ingredient for pumpkin spiced lattes. It may be a little sweeter than a liqueur, though, so consider pouring just 1/2 to 3/4 ounce in the pumpkin fever.