Pumpkin Martini

pumpkin martini
Personal Creation
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
229 Calories
6g Fat
7g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 229
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 6g
Calcium 15mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The pumpkin martini has long been a favorite cocktail for fall and there are a number of ways to make one. This is a simple recipe based on the vanilla vodka martini and it's a quick, delicious way to get your pumpkin cocktail fix.

Vanilla vodka forms the base for this pumpkin martini. It sets the drink up with a smooth, sweet foundation for the cream and pumpkin liqueurs. Adding the whipped cream on top makes it more like you're drinking a pumpkin pie and that cinnamon stick garnish will infuse just a hint of extra flavor into the cocktail as you enjoy each sip.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the vodka and cream liqueur.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Add the pumpkin liqueur and shake again.

  5. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  6. Top with a teaspoon of whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

  7. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • There are a number of pumpkin liqueurs available that rotate in and out seasonally. If you cannot find one, use a pumpkin spice syrup (available with coffee sweeteners) or a pumpkin puree as a substitute.
  • For the cream liqueur, go with Irish cream or RumChata.

How Strong Is a Pumpkin Martini?

This pumpkin martini is similar in strength to other vodka martinis. Though it will vary depending on which liquors you choose to pour, it should weigh in around 25 percent ABV (50 proof). That's a strong drink, so don't drink too many if you want to avoid getting drunk and the hangover that can come with it.

Recipe Variations

If you want to continue your quest for your ideal pumpkin martini, there are other great recipes you'll want to check out:

  • Very similar to this recipe, the pumpkin pie martini uses the same ingredients, but in a different ratio. RumChata is the cream liqueur of choice and it dominates the drink, using the vanilla vodka and pumpkin liqueur as accents.
  • When you feel like pouring spiced rum, shake up the pumpkin fever cocktail. Pumpkin liqueur takes center stage in this recipe and the rum enhances its spice. No need for another liqueur here because a combination of milk and cream take over that role.
  • The pumpkin spice martini is an intriguing and complex mix of flavors. It uses rye whiskey, pumpkin liqueur, and triple sec. A little anise liqueur (e.g., absinthe or sambuca) gives it a nice twist and the egg white imparts a luscious texture.
  • If you're up for a DIY project, try the spiced pumpkin martini. In this recipe, you'll create a pumpkin-infused vodka, complete with pie spices, then mix it with a spiced syrup and ginger.