Jack O’Lanterns, beware!
Looking for a pumpkin themed cocktail to serve for a Halloween party? This Pumpkin Martini will make your cauldron bubble.
Someone better go tell Charlie Brown. In the affray of Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Spiced flavored everything, this martini is the Great Pumpkin we’ve been looking for. Our list of fall cocktail creations includes all kinds of Pumpkin Flavored drinks, but this cocktail is pure and simple deliciousness.
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. Temperatures begin to cool, there are decorations everywhere, and it becomes socially acceptable to wear black all month without questions. Yes, Halloween is a grand time for haunted houses and parties with friends. My family throws a large Halloween party for friends, family, and neighbors every year. It has become a kind of tradition. So has crafting goolish cocktails and goodies for our guests. Oddly enough, though, we haven’t gotten around to a pumpkin-flavored cocktail until now.
Using pumpkin pie filling and a spiced simple syrup, like Eli Mason Spiced Simple Syrup, makes this the ultimate fall flavored cocktail. We also used straight vodka and added in vanilla instead of using flavored vodka, but feel free to cut corners and use a good vanilla vodka if you like. These flavors really mingle well together in a chilled glass.
This cocktail is served neat in a sugar rimmed cocktail glass [cause there’s no such thing as a “martini glass”]. It makes it even more festive to use colored sugar for Halloween. We suggest using the classic Halloween colors: Black, orange, and green for your sugar rims.
Now let’s show you how you make a Pumpkin Martini!
Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 2 Ounces Vodka
- 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Filling
- ½ Ounce Spiced Simple Syrup
- ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
- Sugar for Rims
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
- Cocktail Glass
- Cocktail Shaker w/ Strainer
Sugar Rims: Fill a small plate with the sugar of your choice, making sure the sugar on the plate is thick enough to cover the rim of your glass. Run a lemon or lime wedge along the rim of the glass. Dip rim into the sugar to evenly coat. Set aside.
Pumpkin Martini: Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake for about 30 seconds or until chilled. Strain into a prepared cocktail glass. Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 153 Fat (g) 7 Saturated Fat (g) 4 Potassium (mg) 139 Carbohydrates (g) 5 Dietary Fiber (g) 1 Total Sugars (g) 1 Protein (g) 2 Sodium (mg) 30
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