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Bourbon Pumpkin Shrub Cocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
Chill time for pumpkin shrub
1 d
Course: Beverage, Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Lauren Pacek
For the shrub
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
For the cocktail (makes 1 cocktail) -
  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1.5 oz pumpkin shrub
  • 1 tsp real maple syrup
  • ginger beer
  1. To make the shrub

  2. Add all ingredients to a glass container (I used a mason jar), seal, and shake to combine. 

  3. Put the jar into the fridge for 24 hours. 

  4. After 24 hours, shake to recombine and strain the solids through a sieve (it's okay if some of the puree makes its way through). The shrub will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

To make the cocktail
  1. Add bourbon, pumpkin shrub, and maple syrup to a rocks glass.  

  2. Stir to combine.

  3. Add ice and top with ginger beer.

Recipe Notes


  • The bourbon is available¬†here
  • The ginger beer is available here