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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.


  • 2 ounces pumpkin ale (such as Southampton)

  • 1 ounce Laird's bonded apple brandy

  • 1 ounce Rittenhouse bonded rye

  • 1/2 ounce grade B maple syrup

  • 1 whole egg

  • Garnish: nutmeg, freshly grated


  1. Add the pumpkin ale, apple brandy, rye, maple syrup and whole egg into a shaker and dry-shake (without ice) vigorously.

  2. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled

  3. Strain into a chilled Fizz glass.

  4. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Raw Egg Warning

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