Martini Monday: Pumpkin Pie Martini

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I don’t even want to know how long it has been since I’ve posted a martini recipe. But have no fear, that doesn’t mean I went that long stretch without drinking them! I just reverted back to yummy classics such as the Key Lime Pie Martini and good ol’ Cosmo’s. Now that the holidays are around in full swing, I’m planning on trying out an array of fun new cocktails. And the first one in the line-up is a Pumpkin martini, just in time for Halloween! (Though, I’m assuming most of you did your celebrating this past weekend like we did!)

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(Yep, we dressed up as Mormon Missionaries. Totally inappropriate and absolutely hilarious.)

On Friday night, we got together with some friends for pumpkin carving.  The girls and I went back and forth on different pumpkin martini recipes the whole week leading up to the event and finally settled on this one… and I took the initiative to test it out the night before. You know, just to make sure no one would die from it. Gotta take one for the team, right?

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One of the big debates about recipes was that BevMo had pumpkin vodka, pumpkin liqueur, and pumpkin crème liqueur. We ended up going with the pumpkin liqueur because it seemed the most versatile. I have every intention of adding it to my coffee next weekend. I’m sure it could be used in baking too.

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Pumpkin Pie Martini:

1 part whipped or vanilla vodka
1 part pumpkin spice liqueur
1 part Irish cream
1 shake of cinnamon
1 dash of nutmeg

Fill martini shaker with ice, add all ingredients and shake well. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with spices.

Another festive alternative would be to add a graham cracker rim or a cinnamon sugar rim.

Enjoy! (We did!)Pumpkin Carving 001Pumpkin Carving 084Pumpkin Carving 098

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3 Responses

  1. I LOVE his costume. LOL!

  2. Okay, you two are too funny. Great job on the pumpkins!

  3. And even though the alcohol content of the liqueur in this is ridiculously low, this cocktail tastes fairly strong. I used Captain Morgan, which is awesome, but below proof for liquor at 70 proof (80 proof is the standard for all liquors, if you didn’t know), and yet this still tasted very alcoholic. And yet, even though it tastes liquory, it goes down really easy. It’s really a great cocktail to serve to your family during the holidays if your intention is to get drunk with your family, and maybe find out a few things you didn’t know. Two of these will get most aunts a little tipsy, I’m sure.

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