If you've been following my posts the last couple of weeks, then you've probably noticed my enthusiasm for Fall and anything pumpkin-y is undeniable. I'm actually on a tear right now testing and trying new recipes that will make it into my October-palooza go-to list. One of the recipes I wasn't able to get up in time last year was my Pumpkin Pie Martini; I just hadn't perfected my own original recipe yet. I remember the first time I had a Pumpkin Pie Martini - I melted with happiness, but the place that used to make them for me down the street (Lola's Martini Lounge) closed so I have to fend for myself now.
Well, they say necessity is the mother of invention and I needed my Pumpkin Pie Martini fix this year, so I have been mixing things up for the last two weeks to bring you The Best Pumpkin Pie Martini (I've ever tasted)! Yes, I know it's a little dramatic, but don't just take my word for it - make it! Try it yourself and let me know if you think it's a winner. The recipe below makes 1 serving, but it would be great as mini martinis for 2 people, too. I call that an AMUSE BOOZE! Sometimes a decadent, creamy martini can be too much for TINI for one person, so why not make one big martini into 2 little ones? That way, your mouth gets a nice little tease of pleasure without getting full on the one big one.
Anyway, I urge you to try this fantastic Pumpkin Pie martini for Halloween or Thanksgiving - either way your guests will freak out over all the pumpkin spice flavor. I also recommend sticking your martini glass(es) in the freezer for about 20 minutes beforehand so that it can keep your drink extra cold once you are ready to pour it. You can even add some whipped cream on top if you really want to impress everyone. I found all of these ingredients at the local grocery store with the exception of the Hiram Walker's Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, so I suggest trying BevMo (call ahead before to confirm they have it). Cheers, and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more cocktail recipes and fun!
Layer all ingredients in a shaker tin with fresh ice. Shake tin extremely well until it turns frosty cold on the outside (the frothier the liquid, the better). Strain into a chilled or frozen martini glass and garnish with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice. Serve immediately and enjoy!