Bubbly Pumpkin Margarita is a fun a festive fall cocktail that’s so simple to make and has tons of warm autumn flavor!  This drink can be made as a punch for a crowd too for all of your holiday parties!

pumpkin margarita in a glass with cinnamon sugar rim

I have a sparkling pumpkin cocktail for you today!  A pumpkin margarita to be exact.  I also really love our Chai Spiced Fall Sangria, but this one goes out to all of the pumpkin lovers!  This is the perfect pumpkin spice drink to sip on during early fall.  It’s got the warming spices from pumpkin, apple cider, and pumpkin pie spice.  But, it’s a chilled cocktail that’s nice before the weather gets too chilly.  The best part is that this recipe makes a good sized pitcher!  You can scale it up or down to fit your needs. If you’re looking for an alcohol free fall beverage, try this Thanksgiving Punch it can be made with or without!

Pumpkin Margarita Ingredients:

  1. Apple Cider:  This gives the drink a really delicious warm fall spice taste!  Make sure to use apple cider and not apple juice for the best flavor and results.
  2. Orange Juice:  This gives a little bit of citrus that is necessary since we aren’t using lime or lemon for this margarita.  You can use fresh or bottled, up to you!
  3. Pumpkin Puree:  Make sure to use 100 percent pumpkin, and not pumpkin pie filling.
  4. Tequila:  I am partial to Don Juilo myself, just use whatever you usually enjoy in a margarita.
  5. Pumpkin Pie Spice:  This blends in and just adds a little more of that spice flavor we want. You can skip it if you don’t have it on hand!
  6. Champagne:  Any will work just fine.  I used a cheaper 15 dollar bottle and it was great.  Use what you usually like to drink or enjoy in a mimosa for sparkling wine/champagne.
  7. Cinnamon Sugar:  Just a mix of either granulated or brown sugar with some cinnamon for the rim!

pitcher of margarita pumpkin punch

A Few Recipe Notes:

  • Unlike the typical margarita, this recipe calls for champagne/sparkling wine. This is where the “Bubbly” part comes in and we really love it!  If you don’t like the idea of using sparkling wine, I still recommend adding in something bubbly.  You could use an orange seltzer, lime or lemon sparkling water, a little lemon lime soda if you like things sweeter.  Even a splash of ginger beer would be good!
  • You can mix this up in a large pitcher, or the blender!  This recipe makes about 6-8 drinks, and I like to blend it in batches in my blender to make sure the pumpkin puree and spice are all well mixed up.  Then, just pour over ice and add the champagne on top as much as you want.
  • Most of the time when I make this I just use bottled, pulp free orange juice because I always have it on hand.  The orange flavor adds something to the drink but since it isn’t a main flavor bottled instead of fresh squeezed is totally fine.
  • You can make this drink ahead!  I find it best to use it up within two days after mixing it all up.  Just mix as directed and leave your champagne/sparkling wine/seltzer out.  Then, store in an airtight pitcher in the fridge.  You will notice the pumpkin settles and you’ll need to kind of whisk or blend it up before serving.

pumpkin margaritas in glass and pitcher

 

Enjoy!

~Nichole

5 from 2 votes

Bubbly Pumpkin Margarita

Bubbly Pumpkin Margarita is a fun a festive fall cocktail that's so simple to make and has tons of warm autumn flavor!  This drink can be made as a punch for a crowd too for all of your holiday parties!
Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients 

FOR RIMMING THE GLASSES:

  • 1/4 Cup Brown or Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

FOR THE MARGARITAS:

  • 8 Cups Apple Cider Chilled
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 15 Ounce Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Cup Tequila
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Champagne for topping

Instructions 

  • Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl using a fork.
  • Dip the rim of the glasses in a small amount of apple cider, orange juice or water. Then, roll in the sugar cinnamon mixture as desired.
  • Fill glasses with desired amount of ice.
  • Add the cider, orange juice, pumpkin puree, tequila, and pumpkin pie spice to a large pitcher and stir well or whisk to combine. **SEE NOTE FOR USING BLENDER
  • Fill each glass 3/4 of the way full with the pumpkin margarita, then top off with champagne.
  • Serve immediately or store as directed below in the notes.

Video

Notes

NOTE ON BLENDING:  If you want to make sure this is a super smooth cocktail you can blend all ingredients (except champagne and cinnamon/sugar for rim) for 1 minute in the blender and then pour into a pitcher.
NOTE:  This recipe makes enough for 6-8 drinks depending on the person.  You can easily cut it in half to serve 3-4.
NOTE:  Once prepared it's best to store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. If storing for later wait to add the champagne/sparkling wine.  After storing, the pumpkin will settle and then you will want to blend it or whisk before serving.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Hey! Nice to meet you! I'm Nichole!

Welcome to The Salty Marshmallow! I'm a mom, animal lover, photographer, & kitchen mess-maker. Here you will find the result of my decades-long passion for chasing the best flavors in the kitchen, all meant to be cooked by regular people with busy lives just like you and me.

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