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Pumpkin Caipirinha Cocktail

An Unbelievably Weird Way to Enjoy Pumpkin That Just Works

If you think that pumpkin is only good for pie or lattes, this lightened-up cocktail recipe is bound to change your mind. It's not weighed down with sugary juice or refined sugar — just a touch of agave to round out the naturally sweet and antioxidant-rich pumpkin. The ginger not only adds a spicy kick to the cocktail but also lends its detoxifying properties to the drink. Say cheers to your favorite cocktail of Fall.

Pumpkin Caipirinha


1/2 lime, cut into 4 pieces
1/2 ounce agave nectar
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (can substitute with 1/2 ounce homemade ginger simple syrup or 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur)
1 1/2 ounces cachaca
1 1/2 ounces pumpkin puree

For garnish:
Lime wheel


The base of this recipe uses cachaca — a popular distilled spirit from Brazil that is made from sugarcane. If you don't have cachaca, substitute with white rum instead. Both spirits are made from sugarcane, though cachaca tends to be a tad tarter and sharper.

  1. Muddle the lime, agave nectar, and fresh ginger in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add cachaca, pumpkin puree, and ice. Shake until thoroughly mixed and chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice, and garnish with grated nutmeg and a lime wheel.
Image Source: Leblon Cachaca
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