The autumn season is also when we start pulling out our favorite pumpkin recipes. Some of them are old, and handed down; and some of them may be brand new to us. This pumpkin pie spiced martini may just be pumpkin perfection if you enjoy the spices of fall. It's creamy and decadent, with the richness of the pumpkin and just a hint of the warm spices that we love this time of year. Why wait for Thanksgiving.... it's pumpkin pie in a glass!
Ingredients: (for 2 martinis)
- a martini shaker of ice
- 2 ounces vanilla vodka
- 1/2 ounce Kahlua
- 1 1/2 ounce pumpkin pie creme liqueur
- I used Fulton's Harvest brand
- 1 ounce creme de cocoa
- 2 oz half and half
- 1 Tbsp canned pumpkin pie mix
- 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Optional garnishes
- cane sugar for rimming the glass
- whipped cream
- crushed cinnamon graham crackers
- ground nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
- cinnamon sticks
Add all seven drink ingredients over ice in a martini shaker.
|2 oz vanilla vodka|
|1/2 oz Kahlua|
|1 1/2 oz pumpkin pie creme liqueur|
|1 oz creme de cocoa|
|2 oz half and half|
|1 Tbsp canned pumpkin pie mix (not plain pumpkin)|
|A pinch of pumpkin pie spice. About 1/8 tsp.|
Shake vigorously at least one minute until very cold.
Have your garnishes ready before you pour your drinks. Crush the graham crackers. Rim the glass by dipping in creme de cocoa or Kahlua, then dip into raw cane sugar crystals.
|cinnamon graham cracker|
|creme de cocoa|
|raw cane sugar crystals|
Strain the drink out into prepared martini glasses, garnish and serve immediately.
My garnishes included: whipped cream, crushed cinnamon graham crackers, a bit of ground nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick.
|crushed graham crackers|
|a dash of pumpkin pie spice or ground nutmeg|
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
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Add all seven drink ingredients over ice in a martini shaker. Shake vigorously at least one minute until very cold. (Optional) - Rim the glass by dipping in creme de cocoa or Kahlua, then dip into raw cane sugar crystals. Strain the drink out into prepared martini glasses and serve immediately. You may also garnish with whipped cream, crushed cinnamon graham crackers, a bit of ground nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick.