Low Sugar Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned

low sugar pumpkin spice old fashioned

Thanksgiving is only a two days away! That seems crazy. This year, like most, has flown by. I have so many posts I want to share with you before the big day. Or should we really say the big week?  Because there’s pre-thanksgiving prep, which means all kinds of eating and drinking in anticipation. Then comes the big day with baggy pants ready to expand with every slice of pie. And of course, the fun part for all of us who love a whole lazy holiday weekend of eating and drinking, the leftovers!

In our family and extended family we have a few diabetics, who sometimes bring their own sugar free treats or desserts to the festivities. I am sure most of you can relate to this, whether you are the host or the one who needs or opts for low sugar treats.

I was really excited when Steviva contacted me with the opportunity to create a recipe for their blogger challenge. They sent me a bag of their Steviva blend, and I created this  two part recipe.

This post lets you in on how to make a low sugar pumpkin spice simple syrup, or liquid gold, as I like to call it! Then you can go on to use this incredible syrup in holiday drinks like the following low sugar pumpkin spice old fashioned.

Steviva Blend

Steviva blend is a health conscious blend of stevia and erythritol. While this blend is like table sugar, it is ideal for those that are on a low carb plan. This is free of carbs and calories, and has no glycemic impact. To use this blend, you simply use half the amount of granulated sugar since it is twice as sweet. Find out more here, https://www.steviva.com/steviva-products/steviva-blend/.


Low Sugar Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

If you want your entire home to smell like sweet Thanksgiving spices, this low sugar pumpkin spice simple syrup is the way to do it! This low sugar version will give you all the sweetness of a simple syrup in a low sugar and low calorie form. Furthermore, this low sugar pumpkin spice simple syrup affords anyone who cannot have pure sugar for whatever reason, a sweet holiday syrup.

The first step to making your low sugar pumpkin spice old fashioned is making this pumpkin simple syrup. For anyone who has made pumpkin mixed drinks, making a simple syrup infused with real pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice will elevate your drinks to the highest level. This syrup adds so much depth, flavor, color, and aroma to everything you add it to.

To make this low sugar pumpkin spice simple syrup, combine water and stevivia blend in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Then whisk in pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree. Next, allow this to steep off of the heat for about 15 minutes for the simple syrup to come up to room temperature and allow the flavors to marry and infuse.

The last step is to strain this mixture through a fine mesh sieve or a cheesecloth. Store in an airtight glass jar for up to 3 weeks.

*Check out my video demonstration for a full sugar version of this pumpkin spice simple syrup, https://youtu.be/uQOgVUHIREs.

Low Sugar Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned

Making a low sugar pumpkin spice old fashioned is easy! The result is a delicious drink of Fall! This low sugar pumpkin spice old fashioned smells like Thanksgiving in a glass and will be such a festive addition to your holiday cocktails.

The Fall ingredient twist, besides your pumpkin spice simple syrup, is using orange bitters. Orange bitters is made from the peels of Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander and burnt sugar. This enhances the low sugar pupkin spice old fashioned to add even more Autumn!

Making your low sugar pumpkin spice old fashioned is so simple. First, use your cocktail shaker to add your boubon, cognac, orange bitters, a couple teaspoons of the low sugar pumpkin spice simple syrup, and some ice to chill it. Then give it a shake and pour over a few ice cubes. Garnish with an orange peel and serve.

If you want a pumpkin spice old fashioned that is not low calorie and low sugar, check out my recipe here: https://youtu.be/37xMkgL7nGg.

low sugar pumpkin spice old fashioned

Recipe Time!

Low Sugar Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned

The taste of thanksgiving sweets and spices in one sip! A special pumpkin spice simple syrup along with orange bitters makes this a memorable and festive cocktail.


  • 1.5 ounces bourbon
  • .5 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 2-3 dashes orange bitters or use regular bitters
  • 1-2 teaspoons homemade pumpkin spice simple syrup
  • 1 orange peel for garnish
  • 1/2 cup ice for shaking


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake and pour into a glass. Garnish with an orange peel. 

Low Sugar Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

Low in sugar in calories, this pumpkin spice simple syrup, is spiced and sweetened with steviva. With rich pumpkin pie in a simple syrup form, you will relish in the smell of Fall!


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Steviva
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


  1. Directions:

    1. In a saucepan, on medium heat, add the water and steviva.

    2. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low.

    3. Whisk in pumpkin puree and the pumpkin pie spice.

    4. Let it heat on low for 5 minutes.

    5. Then remove it from the heat and allow to come to room temperature and steep for 20 minutes.

    6. Use a cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve to strain it into a glass jar.

Special Equipment For This Low Sugar Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned

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