Nov 8, 2013

Pumpkin Martini

This pumpkin martini is like a milkshake in a cocktail glass... only much better.

This pumpkin martini is like a milkshake in a cocktail glass... only much better.

This pumpkin martini is like a milkshake in a cocktail glass... only much better.

Pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, half and half, and vodka. I'd substitute this for a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert.

A friend sent me this recipe and commanded that I make and post this, and being the ever obedient and devoted friend, I obliged. Fortunately, I had some leftover pumpkin puree from this post, but if you don't want to open a whole can of pumpkin puree, you can use pumpkin baby food. Picture yourself buying a bottle of vanilla vodka and a single jar of pumpkin baby food....

Justification for having one of these? A shot of vitamin A. Right?

This pumpkin martini is like a milkshake in a cocktail glass... only much better.

Pumpkin Martini

Ingredients

1 T sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3 T vanilla vodka (you can also use regular vodka and a drop or two of vanilla extract)
2 T half and half
1 T pumpkin puree
1 T maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Mix the sugar and cinnamon on a plate.
  2. Wet the rim of a chilled martini glass and twist it through the cinnamon sugar to coat the rim.
  3. Fill a shaker with ice and add the vodka, half and half, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup.
  4. Shake vigorously and strain into the martini glass. 
Cheers! Happy holidays!

Adapted from Real Simple

4 comments:

  1. Looks inviting! I want to make this, just for the checker's reaction alone, when I set down that bottle of vodka and single jar of baby food on the conveyor belt. ;)

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