Thirsty Thursday: Pumpkin Cocktail

Taste the flavors of fall! This #ThirstyThursday we’re craving the ever-popular flavor of pumpkin. This cocktail, courtesy of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse, is sweeter than your aunt’s Thanksgiving pie. No need to thank us, but you’re welcome.


What you need:

1 ounce maple whisky

2 ounces vanilla vodka

1 tsp. pumpkin spice

½ ounce simple syrup

Splash hazelnut liqueur

graham cracker crumbs to rim glass


Cinnamon stick (optional garnish)


How to make a pumpkin cocktail:

Step 1: Rim cocktail glass with graham cracker crumbs.

Step 2: Add simple syrup, whiskey, vodka, pumpkin spice, liquer in shaker tin with ice.

Step 3: Shake vigorously and then double strain into cocktail glass.

Step 4: Add cinnamon stick for garnish



Make it yourself or enjoy while out at Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse. Regularly priced at $12.95 or $7.95 during happy hour. Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse is located at 4180 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in Scottsdale 

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Amanda Ventura is an editor, award-winning writer and pop culture enthusiast. When she's not up against deadlines, she is exploring Arizona, trying recipes that require every dish in her kitchen be used, collecting 5K swag bags and race numbers and volunteering at a local animal shelter. Her bookshelf is full of autobiographies and her desk is covered in Sticky Notes. She dislikes the Oxford comma and still cannot believe she gets to meet and write about interesting people for a living.