The cocktail that stole the show in NYC Taste Event!

Back in 1941 when brown spirits were popular and vodka was relatively unknown, the #MadeInAmerica brand, SMIRNOFF invented one of America’s most loved cocktails; the Moscow Mule. Trends with food and drink come and go, but no vodka cocktail has enjoyed the longevity of the Moscow Mule in the last 75+ years.

While the original Moscow Mule was crafted with SMIRNOFF No. 21, Vodka, Ginger Beer and Lime, this year at the New York Taste event, we undoubtedly noticed that SMIRNOFF brought a fun seasonal twist to the original recipe with the Pour-over #PSM (Pumpkin Spiced Mule) Cocktail. See below for how to make this delicious cocktail.

#PSM (Pumpkin Spiced Mule) – Serves 2

  • 3oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 1.5oz Cinnamon Pumpkin Maple Puree (recipe below*)
  • 1oz Lemon Juice
  • 4oz Ginger Beer


To make the cinnamon pumpkin maple puree, toast 4-6 cinnamon sticks in a 2 qt. sauce pan until aromatic. Add 1 qt. simple syrup, heat until boiling then remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Blend on high for about 20 seconds then filter through a fine sieve. Add 1/4 cup pumpkin puree and 2 tbsp maple syrup. Whisk until smooth. Take 1.5oz of this cinnamon pumpkin maple puree (save the rest for another recipe) and mix with Smirnoff and lemon juice. Stir to combine, then pour into copper Moscow Mule mugs filled with ice. Top with ginger beer then garnish with a lemon wheel and grated cinnamon or a cinnamon stick.

Make it a staple for hosting friends and family this fall! Enjoy responsibly! CHEERS!