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Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

on August 13, 2021
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This easy Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup uses sugar, water, and a 5-spice blend to bring Fall flavors to your coffee, tea, or cocktail!
pumpkin spice simple syrup

Looking for an easy way to infuse Fall flavors into your beverages? This Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup is the perfect addition to celebrate your favorite season!

With a punchy 5-spice blend and sugar dissolved into water, this versatile recipe will give you all the Fall vibes in just 10 minutes. And because it lasts in the fridge for up to a month, you’ll be hardpressed not to put it in just about everything you drink!

simple syrup in a jar with "pumpkin spice" label

As an environmental scientist, I am always trying to find ways to make my own syrups and spice blends. Food preservatives, like pesticides, are harmful to the environment. They contain toxins that are harmful to plants, animals, and soil.

Homemade syrups and spice blends with all-natural ingredients allow you to avoid preservatives and lower your ecological footprint.

Plus, you don’t have to buy any extra pesky plastic containers!

Green tip: Despite recycling efforts, the sad truth is that only about 9% of plastics are recycled, leaving the rest to become microplastics.

Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup Tips and Tricks

Gather Your Ingredients First

This recipe will teach you how to make your own pumpkin pie spice from scratch, but you can also opt to use store-bought pumpkin spice with very similar results. It’s up to you!

Outside of the pumpkin pie spice, you’ll just need two simple pantry ingredients.

Here’s everything you’ll need:

water, sugar, cloves, ginger, all-spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

You can easily buy pumpkin pie spice in the spice aisle at the store, or if you have all 5 ingredients on hand, you can just as easily make it from scratch!

You’ll need cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, all-spice, and cloves. Just be sure to use ground spices so they mix together seamlessly. Add all your spices to a small dish, stir, and voila! You’ve got pumpkin pie spice!

pumpkin pie spice in a little dish

Dissolve the Sugar and Spices

To make a successful simple syrup, all you have to do is dissolve your sugar and spices into water. You are essentially bottling your sugar and spices into liquid form, so they can be added to other liquids and blend with your coffee, cocktail, or tea harmoniously.

The best way is just to add your water, sugar, and spices to a small pot or saucepan and bring it to a boil. Then, bring your heat all the way down and let it simmer, stirring occasionally until completely dissolved.

Once you bring your simple syrup down to a simmer, the process should only take about 5 minutes.

Whisk Away

The best tool to use to help the sugar and pumpkin pie spice dissolve quickly and successfully into the water is a whisk!

Whisk once when you first add your ingredients to the pot. Then whisk every minute or so once you bring your syrup down to a simmer.

Whisking throughout the process will also make sure the sugar and spices don’t sink to the bottom of the pot and burn.

Using A Whisk to Combine Sugar, Water, and Spices

Storing Your Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

Once your simple syrup is ready, transfer it to a heat-safe jar with a lid, and allow it to come down to room temperature naturally.

Once it’s room temperature, you can place your jar of simple syrup in the refrigerator. Sealed, this pumpkin spice simple syrup will stay good for up to a month.

Shake before using it in your coffee, tea, or cocktail.

pouring pumpkin spice simple syrup from pot into jar

What To Use Your Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup For

This stuff is liquid gold! It can make any beverage into a festive fall treat with just a drop!

I use it in cocktails like this Pumpkin Spice Mule and Pumpkin Spice Margarita. It’s also the easiest way to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

You can also add it to this Iced White Chocolate Mocha to add some extra Fall flare, or stir it into your cold brew, hot coffee, or tea!

pumpkin spice simple syrup in a sealed jar surrounded by little pumpkins

Why You Should Make This Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

  • It’s a Fall favorite. Such a classic combination of spices to honor your favorite time of year!
  • It’s good in EVERYTHING. Coffee, tea, cocktails—you name it!
  • It’s easy! Just heat and stir.

If you love this Pumpkin Pie Spice Simple Syrup and want to make more homemade simple syrups, check out these cocktails with homemade Raspberry Simple Syrup and Blueberry Simple Syrup.

Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: cocktailsCuisine: American


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This easy Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup uses sugar, water, and a 5-spice blend to bring Fall flavors to your coffee, tea, or cocktail!


  • Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (store-bought or homemade)

  • Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon all-spice


  • If you are making your pumpkin pie spice from scratch, mix together cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and all-spice first. If you are using storebought pumpkin pie spice, skip this step.
  • Add water, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice to a small pot or saucepan and whisk to combine. Turn heat source on to medium and bring to a boil.
  • Bring temperature down to low and allow sugar, water, and spices to simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sugar and spices are dissolved in the liquid.
  • Transfer to a heat-safe jar with a lid, allow to come to room temperature, and then store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month for use in coffee, cocktails, and baked goods!

Pro Tips

  • You can opt to buy storebought or make your own pumpkin pie spice from scratch.
  • Store this pumpkin spice simple syrup for up to one month sealed in the refrigerator. Shake well before adding to your beverage.

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