Pumpkin Pie Martini 5Have you ever just had one of those days (read: weeks) where you feel like life is conspiring against you?

Or the stars are simply continually refusing to align?

Have you ever just had a bad day?

Well, that is a rhetorical question, because of course you have.  It’s unfortunately apart of life.  It even starts at a young age, because if you are in your two’s you are continuously having a terrible day (although I am sure if you are a two year old you aren’t reading this blog.  Spoiler alert in case you are a baby genius – It’s all downhill from there).

I hate those days.  You wake up fine… or maybe you don’t.  But, either way, there is a moment when you just KNOW it is going to be a bad day.  Or in my situation, an endless series of bad days.  My list is too extensive, and I won’t bore you with details, but let’s just say I am having a Groundhog Day moment.

I can’t seem to shake the funk.  Not to be confused with faking the funk.  Let’s be real.  I CAN fake the funk.  😉

Pumpkin Pie Martini-57 Pumpkin Pie Martini-84Anyways, when life is handing you a plethora of metaphorical rotten, stinky, molding pumpkins you NEED to make this – Pumpkin Pie Martini.

This cocktail may not make your day better.  And, this libation certainly won’t make that annoying person, task or thing poof into thin air… but, it certainly will put a smile on your face.  Or at least put a small skip (or wobble, depending on how many of these you drink) in your step.

Pumpkin Pie Martini-33These martinis taste like a boozy, bodacious pumpkin pie.  This cocktail is smooth, creamy, sweet and rich with nuances of pumpkin and cinnamon.  Essentially it is the dessert portion of Thanksgiving in a chilled glass, minus the hours of slaving away in a kitchen.

Confession time, I have never been a fan of pumpkin pie.  It’s a little too goopy for my taste, but this pumpkin pie martini?  I could, and did, totally get down with this cocktail.

Pumpkin Pie Martini-21 Pumpkin Pie Martini-19Besides, no offense to the pie, I happen to think this martini is prettier too!  I mean, just look at that graham cracker-cinnamon-sugar coated rim, the slight dusting of nutmeg and the stick of cinnamon acting as a stirrer.  Does pumpkin pie have that?  Um, no.

And if you want to get all fancy-dancy with it, I suggest you add a huge dollop of whipped cream.  Because life is made sweeter with whipped cream.  Fact.

Pumpkin Pie Martini-102So whether or not you are having a bad day and like or loath pumpkin pie, you need to shake together this pumpkin pie martini.  The season calls for it and you, my friend, deserve it!  😉  Until next time, Cheers – to sippin’ on somethin’ scrumptious.




*Disclosure:  I received free bottles of various flavored Vodka from my friends over at Pearl for my own personal tasting.  I loved their new flavors of Vodka so much I freely chose to develop a drink with it.   For more flavors and great recipes check out their website here.


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Pumpkin Pie Martini
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Serves: 1
  • 2 Oz. Pumpkin Spice Vodka
  • 1 Oz. Dark Rum
  • ½ Oz. Half and Half
  • 2 TBS Pumpkin Puree (canned or homemade)
  • 1 Oz. Maple Syrup
  • ¼ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Ice Cubes
  • Rim:
  • Maple Syrup
  • 1 Graham Cracker
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 TBS Granulated Sugar
  • Garnish:
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Stick
  1. For the Garnish: Crush graham cracker in a Ziploc bag, or food processor, or food processor until it resembles sand. Stir in the cinnamon and sugar. Line the rim of a martini glass with maple syrup (I used a thick napkin to apply syrup). Dip/roll in the cracker mix. Set aside.
  2. For the Martini: In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice and remaining cocktail ingredients. Shake vigorously until shaker chilled to the touch.
  3. Strain and pour cocktail into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Enjoy!
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