Bourbon Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Pumpkin spice syrup is the perfect additive for your coffee or chocolate during the fall season. Made with pureed pumpkin, bourbon, and pumpkin spice blend this easy to make syrup is perfect on anything from coffee and hot cocoa to ice cream and chocolate cake.

This time of year people get excited for pumpkin. Whether it is a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pie, pumpkin scones or even cheesecake and brownies people cannot seem to get enough. This bourbon pumpkin spice syrup is a easy to make syrup that can be used as a flavoring to a beverage, and ingredient in a recipe or even as a topping to a dessert. Just as long as you have a few simple ingredients then you are on your way to make this tasty treat.

In this recipe

One of my favorite parts of this recipe is how simple it is to make. There are only a few ingredients and they are normally things you already have on hand.

Pumpkin puree: this is the base of the syrup and can be freshly made or canned. Either works well in this recipe.

Brown sugar: This will give a nice rich flavor to the syrup. This is also a great recipe to use that dark brown sugar in your pantry.

Pumpkin spice blend: you can easily make your own or purchase it made in the store. It is what will give the syrup its signature flavor.

Bourbon: is the secret ingredient that will a little smokiness to the syrup. Feel free to omit it if you don’t like bourbon or alcohol.

Ingredients for pumpkin spice syrup on a wooden cutting board
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Boiling the pumpkin spice syrup

One of the first things that you will need to do is bring everything to a boil. This will cook the pumpkin as well as start reducing the syrup. Once it has started boiling you want to reduce the heat in order to keep everything for scorching but still letting the syrup gently boil. Stir often to keep the pumpkin from burning as well. Once the heat has been reduced you will want to keep cooking it until it has reduced by about half. If you want a thicker sauce then keep letting it reduce down more.

pumpkin spice syrup ingredients in a sauce pan
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Boiling the syurp
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What do I put it on?

There are a lot of ways that you can use this syrup. You can add it to your coffee and cocoa but feel free to try out some of these other options.

  • Add to an icing before adding milk or butter
  • Oatmeal
  • On top of ice cream
  • Syrup for waffles and pancakes
  • As a drizzle on a chocolate cake
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A jar of pumpkin spice syrup next to a blue pumpkin
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Bourbon Pumpkin Spice Syrup

A syrup that is a perfect addition to coffee or hot chocolate and also great as a topping for ice cream and cakes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 56 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Glass container
  • Fine mesh sieve optional


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon


  • In a saucepan heat all of the ingredients over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium.
  • Continue to cook, stirring frequently to prevent burning, until the syrup has reduced by half. The syrup should coat the back of a spoon.
  • If you want a smooth sauce strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve.
  • Pour into an airtight jar such as a mason jar.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.004gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1193IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.3mg
Nutrition Disclaimer*
Keyword Fall, Pumpkin, Spice
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