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Two cocktails on a brown stone table surrounded by mini pumpkins and cinnamon.

Hocus Pocus Inspired Cocktail - I Put A Spell On You

  • Author: Pate Giltner
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American


This Hocus Pocus-inspired cocktail, I Put A Spell On You, is the perfect magical Halloween cocktail to celebrate the witchy season! It's a maple pecan old fashioned made with a homemade maple pecan simple syrup, and it embodies all the best fall flavors!


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For the syrup:

  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup water

For the cocktail:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz maple pecan syrup
  • 2 dashes orange or Angostura bitters
  • 1/8 tsp gold edible glitter


  1. Start by making the maple pecan syrup. Combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, pecans, and water in a saucepan. Heat on medium until the sugar has dissolved. Continue to steep the pecans for 5-10 minutes. Let cool and strain. This syrup will make between 8-10 cocktails and keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. 
  2. Next, add the bourbon and syrup to a glass, and top with bitters.
  3. Add the glitter, stir, then top with ice.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, pecans, and more glitter.