Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur Recipe
DirectionsPlace the water and sugars in a medium saucepan, whisk to combine, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Add the pumpkin, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and vanilla beans, whisk to combine, and return to a simmer.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the syrup is infused with flavor, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, line a medium fine-mesh strainer with a 13-by-15-inch piece of ultrafine cheesecloth and place it over a large heatproof bowl.
Pour the pumpkin mixture through the cheesecloth and let it drain undisturbed until most of the liquid has passed through and only a thick paste remains.
Gently press on the paste with a rubber spatula to release any remaining liquid, then discard the contents of the strainer.
(You should have about 2 cups of infused syrup.
) Add the rum and stir to combine.
Transfer to a 1-quart container and set aside to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
Seal the container tightly and store it in a cool, dark place for at least 2 days and up to 3 months before serving.