Apparently Wednesdays are pumpkin days around here! I know it's cliche to devote the fall months to pumpkin flavored things in the blogging world, but maybe there's a reason for it, maybe it's because pumpkin is just that awesomely delicious! I love pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, and anything else I can put pumpkin in. Here is another take on pumpkin, pumpkin cocktails.
Sometimes on a lazy Saturday I'm exhausted from the week and I just want to sit at home and sip a cocktail. This is a great cocktail for that sort day. The pumpkintini is sweet and strong. There is just the right spicy, aromatic notes balanced out by the cool whipped cream. Limit yourself, these puppies will knock you out.
Please don't be put off by the super long ingredient list, it is not nearly as much work as it looks! Most of the ingredients are just a pinch of this and a pinch of that - really, they are pantry staples, at least in my pantry. Yes, I have a problem. The only special ingredient I needed to buy was the whipped cream vodka which I'm sure for a lot of people is a pantry staple.
PS - I would also like to point out I'm typing this post from my new computer!!!! The rant from Monday is over, I bit the bullet, stopped the whining and bought a new computer like a grown up. Being a grown up is awesome until the credit card statement comes...
Pumpkintini Adapted from Brit & Co. Yield - 2 drinks
- Cinnamon-sugar (1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon)
- 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 2 jiggers whipped cream vodka
- 1 jigger kahlua
- Pumpkin pie spice (1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/16 teaspoon ginger, 1/16 teaspoon cloves, 1/16 teaspoon nutmeg)
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Cinnamon stick
- Pie crust swizzle sticks (extra pie crust cut into strips, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar on both sides, twisted and baked until brown and crispy)
- Whipped cream (1/2 cup heavy whipping cream beat with a splash of vanilla and 1 teaspoon powdered sugar)
- Squeeze some honey onto a plate. Make the cinnamon sugar on another plate.
- Dip your martini glass into the honey and then into the cinnamon sugar, set aside.
- Add the pumpkin and the milk to a shaker and shake until frothy.
- Add the vodka, kahlua, pumpkin pie spices, and ice to the shaker. Shake for about 30 seconds. Strain into the decorated martini glass.
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick, pie crust swizzle, and a dollop of whipped cream.
- Enjoy responsibly!