#PSW: Pumpkin Spiced Whiskey

Over head shot of pumpkin, crystal skull bottle, glass, and fall leaves

Tis the season for PSL’s, well PSW’s here at Whiskey While We Work. Pumpkin Spiced Whiskey that is. Nothing says fall like some pumpkin spiced things. I know ‘pumpkin spiced’ everything has exasperated some people, but hey when life gives you lemons- make it into a drink. So I did! A pretty tasty one if I say so myself.


I used Heritage Distilling Co. Brown Sugar Bourbon a medium priced Bourbon. For infusing any type of spirit, you want to choose a spirit with 50% proof or higher. Infusing naturally lessens the alcohol content. We can’t have that! You’ll also want to go with a medium priced spirit, you don’t need a top shelf spirit  for this. Heaven forbid you’re experimenting infusing and ruin a nice bottle. Don’t do it. Save your money girl. 

The brown sugar gives the cocktail a sweeter side and blends well with the pumpkin spice. However a regular non-flavored Bourbon would definitely work.

I did two versions for all your indoors-y party people #livinthatcovidlife . One is more of a simple old fashion and the other a whisky sour-because of the egg white. The old fashion version is sweet and simple. The sour version (not sour at all) takes a little more effort, but results are just as wonderfully delicious. I also did a pumpkin spiced foam as a fun little addition – if you’re feeling a drink worth putting your pinkies up. ?

Pumpkin Spiced Whiskey

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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A fun twist on a classic just in time for the season of everything pumpkin spiced! Get on the bandwagon, it’s tasty.


  • 2 oz coffee infused Whiskey
  • 1 tbsp per 5 oz of whiskey Pumpkin Spiced Coffee
  • 1 tsp Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 cup Milk (or heavy cream)
  • 1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters


Coffee Infused Whiskey

In a jar that can be sealed- a mason jar works perfect. Mix1 tbsp of coffee for every 5 oz of Whiskey. Keep in a cool place and agitate once or twice in a 24hr period. Strain coffee grinds out and keep whiskey in air tight container.

Old Fashion Version

Mix 2 oz of infused Whiskey, a couple dashes of bitters, and 1 tsp of simple syrup. Top off with pumpkin pie spiced foam.

Whiskey Sour Version

In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in 2 oz of infused Whiskey, 1 tsp of simple syrup, and an egg white. Shake for a good 30-40 seconds, until nice and frothy. Strain into a glass.

Pumpkin Spiced Foam

Take 1/4 cp of milk, and 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Whip up the milk with a milk frother like this one, until it’s nice and foamy.

Overhead shot of pumpkin, bag of coffee, cocktails, bottle of simple syrup, crystal skull.

I love both types of this cocktail. The sour version is nice and forthy like a real PSL, and old fashion version is a nice twist on the classic. What types of infused spirits have you tried, or want to try? Let us know in the comments section below.

Until next time,


Crystal skull up close with goblet glass cocktail