Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin Pie In a Glass

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It’s mid-November and just now starting to feel like fall here in Florida. It’s actually in the 70s consistently and occasionally even in the 60s! Time to get out your jackets and closed-toe shoes (well, maybe just the jacket.).

It’s also that wonderful time of year for pumpkin spice-flavored everything. I experimented with making my own homemade pumpkin spice syrup for coffee, and as I played around with this concoction, I kept thinking that it’s basically a dressed-up simple syrup. Naturally, my mind wandered over to cocktails and especially martinis! Pumpkin spice syrup plus vodka had to be good — no, make that great — and with that this Pumpkin Pie Martini was born!

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Ingredients:

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Pumpkin Pie Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Martini:
(makes two drinks)
4 ounces pumpkin pie syrup
4 ounces vanilla vodka

Garnish:
whipped cream
cinnamon & sugar

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Directions:
Prepare the pumpkin spice syrup in advance and set aside to cool.

To make the syrup, whisk together the sugar, water, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in a small pot. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring frequently until thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Store in a glass bottle or jar in the fridge. It will keep for about a week. Just shake well before using.

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For the martini, measure out equal parts vanilla vodka and the cooled pumpkin pie syrup. Pour intomartini shaker over ice.

Shake and strain into martini glass.

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Top it with whipped cream. If you top it off in the center, like a sundae, it will just move around and be a mess so just direct the whipped cream to the inside edge of the glass so it has something to grab onto and the cream keep its shape.

Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon & sugar to the top. Serve immediately.

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The syrup is also great in coffee, over pancakes or on basically anything!

Katherine

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Pumpkin Pie Martini

Yield: 2 Drinks

It's that wonderful time of year for pumpkin spice-flavored everything. I experimented with making my own homemade pumpkin spice syrup for coffee, naturally, my mind wandered over to cocktails and especially martinis! Pumpkin spice syrup plus vodka had to be good -- no, make that great -- and with that this Pumpkin Pie Martini was born!

Ingredients:

Pumpkin Pie Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Martini:
(makes two drinks)
4 ounces pumpkin pie syrup
4 ounces vanilla vodka

Garnish:

whipped cream
cinnamon & sugar

Directions:

Prepare the pumpkin spice syrup in advance and set aside to cool.

To make the syrup, whisk together the sugar, water, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in a small pot. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring frequently until thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Store in a glass bottle or jar in the fridge. It will keep for about a week. Just shake well before using.

For the martini, measure out equal parts vanilla vodka and the cooled pumpkin pie syrup. Pour into martini shaker over ice.

Shake and strain into martini glass.

Top it with whipped cream. If you top it off in the center, like a sundae, it will just move around and be a mess so just direct the whipped cream to the inside edge of the glass so it has something to grab onto and the cream keep its shape.

Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon & sugar to the top. Serve immediately.

The syrup is also great in coffee, over pancakes or on basically anything!

Katherine Montgomery

Katherine is a professional graphic designer and amateur mixologist. She has infinite patience and pays uncanny attention to the most minute details to make the world around her more beautiful. Whether ensuring that a picture frame is properly hung or making one of her delicious signature cocktails, rest assured that everything becomes just a bit (or a lot) prettier in Katherine’s hands. It is no surprise that she has a knack for planning great events like bridal showers and birthday parties, putting her in good company with the rest of the Live Pretty family. Katherine also has an excellent eye for interior design, a skill she is fine-tuning following the purchase of her first home.

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2 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Martini”

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  2. Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style — December 11, 2013 @ 4:01 pm (#
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    I know I’m late to this post, but I just had to say — what a lovely fall cocktail, Katherine!

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