The White Pumpkin Recipe

The White Pumpkin Recipe

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

In this after-dinner drink, the old duo Kahlua and cream get a fall update with pumpkin butter. The wild card ingredient here is Ramazzotti, an amaro with strong notes of orange and cinnamon—it goes fantastically well with pumpkin.

Note: I followed this recipe for pumpkin butter, but you could also use something store-bought and adjust for sweetness as needed.

About the Author: Autumn Giles is a writer in Queens, NY. You can see her work on Autumn Makes & Does, listen to her talk on the Alphabet Soup Podcast, and talk at her on twitter.

  • Yield:serves 2
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1 ounce Ramazzotti Amaro
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces Kahlua
  • 1 1/2 ounces heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons pumpkin butter (see note)
  • Freshly grated nutmeg


  1. 1.

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Ramazzotti, vodka, Kahlua, heavy cream, and pumpkin butter. Shake until well-chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain evenly into two cocktail glasses and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.