It’s time for dessert. A boozy dessert. Happy Holidays, or Thanksgiving, or Wednesday, or whenever you choose to enjoy this. It’s time to get our drink on.
Are you an actual dessert person or a drinkable dessert person? Unfortunately, I happen to be both, therefore I will be having both pumpkin pie and this pumpkin pie martini on Thanksgiving. However, if you’ve engorged yourself on all the main meal items to the point where you cannot fit a piece of pumpkin pie into your belly, this pumpkin pie martini is to the rescue. Slurp this guy down and you’ll get the pumpkin pie flavor, with a buzz. HEYOO!
This martini is very similar to one that was served at a local sushi restaurant in our town several years ago. The unfortunate event is that it closed down and I couldn’t get my hands on this bad boy anymore Fortunately, the owners son and I went to high school together so I reached out to him for some insight on this beautiful glass of liquid gold. He was able to help, but ultimately it was up to me to put it together and get the ratios right so it tasted like I remembered. This recipe is the culmination of the ratios I think work well together. Feel free to adjust to your liking, though.
Similar to most of my recipes, this one is also easy. Take all the ingredients, throw them into a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake well, strain, dollop with coconut whip or regular whip if you’re not dairy-free and sprinkle a dash of nutmeg on top. Next step, slam it.
- 1.5 ounce vanilla vodka
- ¾ ounce honey whiskey
- 1.5 ounce pumpkin pie syrup
- ½ cup non dairy milk (half-half if not dairy-free)
- 3 Tablespoons pumpkin pie filling
- coconut whipped cream (regular if not dairy-free)
- Combine all ingredients except nutmeg and whipped cream in a cocktail shaker. Shake until combined. Strain into a martini glass and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
I use Honey Whiskey in mine but if you can find Liquor 43, that is an actual honey liquor which is also excellent in this drink.
The pumpkin pie syrup can often times be found this time of year at any of your local coffee shops, or anywhere that sells flavored syrup for beverages. I have seen lots of it at Home Goods in their foods section if you've got one locally.