Pumpkin Spice Kentucky Mule

A pumpkin spice Kentucky mule is a fun twist on a classic that’s perfect for the holiday season!


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Pumpkin Butter

4 tablespoons pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
pinch of kosher salt

Pumpkin Spice Kentucky Mule

2 tablespoons pumpkin butter
2 1/2 oz Bourbon
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
23 dashes of bitters (I used Angostura)
ginger beer
cinnamon sticks, for garnish


  1. Make the pumpkin butter by combining all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use. Will last for 2 weeks in the fridge.
  2. Make the pumpkin spice kentucky mule by combining the bourbon, pumpkin butter, lemon juice and bitter in a cocktail shaker with some ice. Put the lid on and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Strain into a copper mug filled with ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Keywords: cocktails, bourbon, Moscow mule