This Pumpkin Pie Martini is essentially your favorite autumn pie in a chilled glass! Smooth, creamy, sweet and rich with nuances of pumpkin and cinnamon, the recipe for this martini tastes just like a boozy pumpkin pie!
Because Martini Monday should be a thing…
Update: This post was originally published in November 2015. I made edits to the photos and added a RECIPE VIDEO to show you how easy this cocktail is to make! However, the actual written words below remain the same.
Have you ever just had one of those days [read: weeks] where you feel like life is conspiring against you? Or, the stars are simply (and continually) refusing to align Have you ever just had a seriously bad series of days?
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, and you are in fact here reading this – It’s all downhill from here).
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. Because, let’s be real. I CAN fake the funk. 😉
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.
These 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.
Besides, 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.
So 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 their Pumpkin Spice Vodka.
How to make a Pumpkin Pie Martini step-by-step recipe and video👇
Pumpkin Pie Martini
- Cocktail Shaker
- Martini Glass
- 2 ounces Pumpkin Spice Vodka
- 1 ounces Dark Rum
- ½ ounces Half and Half
- 2 TBS Pumpkin Puree (canned or homemade)
- 1 ounces Maple Syrup
- ¼ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 3 Ice Cubes
- Maple Syrup - to taste
- 1 whole Graham Cracker
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- 1 TBS Granulated Sugar
Garnish: Nutmeg, Cinnamon Stick
- Prepare 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.
- Prepare the Martini: In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice and remaining cocktail ingredients. Shake vigorously until shaker chilled to the touch.
- Serve: Strain and pour cocktail into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Enjoy!
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