The Smokin' Pumpkin Recipe

The Smokin' Pumpkin Recipe

Sweet, rich pumpkin ale combines with deeply smoky Rauchbier for a savory, funky two-ingredient beer cocktail that's perfect for fall. [Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Even if you're not into pumpkin beer, this is a blend worth trying: combined with an equal part of deeply smoky Rauchbier—a brew made from wood-smoked malted barley—the drink acquires a rich, savory quality with notes of bacon.

  • Yield:Makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes


  • 6 ounces pumpkin ale, like Southern Tier Imperial Pumking
  • 6 ounces rauchbier, like the Marzen pictured above


  1. 1.

    Combine both beers in a Collins or highball glass and stir gently.