When you hear “Pumpkin Spice,” do you imagine crisp fall mornings, scented candles, and pie, pie, pie?

Fair enough — it’s a seasonal thing. But the aromatic spices in Pumpkin Spice Proof Syrup taste a lot more Caribbean than Starbucks when mixed with rum, lime juice, and ice in our Grenada daiquiri.

One of our personal favorites, this cocktail is a classic daiquiri with two tweaks that make all the difference, flavor-wise:

  • Aged rum: Light rum is great if that’s what you’ve got, but aged rum is a more flavorful version, with a hint of molasses and a richness that gives your cocktail complexity and depth.
  • Pumpkin Spice Proof Syrup: This syrup’s clove and allspice notes are the perfect aromatic complement to aged and dark rums.

We love this recipe — it’s one of those “you mixed what with what?” cocktails that’s approachable and familiar, yet still tastes like bartending magic.



Cocktail Shaker
Coupe or Nick & Nora Glass


  1. Measure rum, Proof Syrup, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker; add ice and shake until well chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with lime wheel.