This year on Thanksgiving you can drink your pie instead of eating; sounds like a great plan to me! I'm going back to Michigan for Thanksgiving so I have basically zero responsibilities for Thanksgiving this year. So this is probably the one and only Thanksgiving recipe you'll see on the blog. Sorry readers, I'm just not a suzy-home-maker. Making & drinking a pumpkin pie martini is getting me really excited for Thanksgiving weekend! Growing up I always went Black Friday shopping with my mom, aunts, and grandma; it's been awhile since I was in town to participant in the tradition. We aren't die-hard shoppers; we mostly just pick up a few things and then head to a early lunch at the Lakeshore Grill in Macys. Maurice salads, here we come!
I spent quite a bit of time searching for pumpkin liqueur. I was at the point where I was willing and ready to buy any pumpkin-ish liquor. There were a lot of in-and-outs in local liquor stores! Finally I found some! Worth the effort and delicious on its own.
Pumpkin pie is hands down one of my top 5 favorite foods, so if I can turn it into and adult dessert-cocktail, I'm all in. I know I've made a Pumpkin Martini before, but this one is different - there isn't any actual pumpkin inside. Also, I believe every blog needs many pumpkin recipes and many cocktail recipes. Two birds, one stone.
This was a fantastic cocktail; a little sweat, very strong, and totally drinkable. This martini really tastes like a pumpkin pie in a glass. The milk and Baileys add creaminess while the pumpkin liqueur adds all the pumpkin pie flavor and spice. Whipped cream and a maple-sugar rim adds interest and perfection. This is an occasion where you should drink your dessert and your calories!
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maple syrup 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg ice 2 ounces pumpkin pie spice liqueur 1 ounce whipped cream vodka 1 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream 1 ounce coconut milk (or any milk) whipped cream, optional
- Pour maple syrup on a small plate.
- Mix together the brown sugar and spices, spread evenly in a circle on a different small plate.
- Dip the martini glass in maple syrup and then in the brown sugar mixture. Set aside.
- Fill a shaker with ice and add the pumpkin pie spice liqueur, vodka, Irish Cream, and milk. Place the lid on tight and shake, shake, shake!
- Strain into the martini glass.
- Place a little whipped cream on top and sprinkle some of the extra brown sugar mix on top. They are strong, enjoy responsibly!