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Great Pumpkin

Great Pumpkin cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

This seasonal flip, created by Jim Meehan and served at New York City’s PDT, combines several autumnal elements into one rich cocktail that epitomizes the best of fall flavors.


  • 1 ounce Laird's bonded apple brandy
  • 1 ounce Rittenhouse bonded rye
  • 1/2 ounce grade B maple syrup
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 ounces pumpkin ale (such as Southampton)
  • Garnish: grated nutmeg


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker and dry-shake (without ice).

  2. Add ice and vigorously shake again.

  3. Strain into a chilled Fizz glass.

  4. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Raw Egg Warning

Consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs poses a risk of food-borne illness.