Pumpkin Collins

Sometimes the most challenging part about setting up a cocktail for a group of people is that everyone has different tastes and preferences. I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked to create a cocktail for a function, they tell me they like everything, and once all the work is done…they drop the bomb that they hate cucumber (just an example).

Being specific to your needs and preferences is key to not pissing off your bartender, and in this case, the host of the party. So I decided I wanted to make the Halloween Cocktails approachable for large groups and aren’t “intimidating” for those who don’t normally venture in the cocktail world. Everyone should know what a Tom Collins is and spicing it up with some pumpkin flavour makes you look super creative as a host, without scaring some of the newbies to the cocktail scene. Just like the Pumpkin lattes that come out at Starbucks, you about to drop a bomb on these basics. Did I mention that it’s refreshing AND delicious?!


Pumpkin Collins

A refreshing yet spooky take on an all-time classic

Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 Cocktail
Author Monica C


  • 1.5 oz Gin London Dry Gin preferred
  • 1 oz Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/3 oz Lemon Juice Freshly Squeezed (approx. 1 quarter lemon)
  • 3 oz Club Soda


  1. Pour all ingredients except Club soda into a shaker and shake

  2. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass

  3. Garnish with Thyme

Recipe Notes

For a quicker, less messy way of creating this cocktail, is by combining everything into a Collins glass prior to the addition of ice. Make sure that the puree is well combined, otherwise everything will just be left on the bottom of the glass. Although this is the easier method, shaking and straining the ingredients make for a better incorporated, tastier product.

Want to know how I made the Thyme Syrup or Pumpkin Puree? Just find it in the link attached!

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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