Pumpkin pie martini

The rim of sugar may be excessive but hey it's the holidays

Save electricity. Drink your dessert.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

  • 1 1/2 ounces pumpkin pie creme liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 ounce brandy
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • cinnamon or cinnamon sugar (optional)

Put sugar on one small plate in a rough circle. Put maple syrup on another in the same manner. Dip a martini glass in the syrup to coat the rim and then dip in sugar. Combine liquors in a shaker with ice. Strain into prepared martini glass. Sprinkle with cinnamon or cinnamon sugar if desired.

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68 Responses to Pumpkin pie martini

  1. I’ll take one please!

  2. i need to get some pumpkin pie liqueur. i do have some apple pie liqueur though

  3. Alison says:

    That sounds and looks so good… I’ll need a couple – just to test them, you understand! Thanks for sharing.

  4. ericascime says:

    This sounds like the perfect drink for the autumn themed girls’ night I am planning! Thanks!

  5. This sounds like something I would love and my husband would hate. I’ve never even heard of pumpkin pie creme liqueur!

  6. k.m. says:

    They make pumpkin creme liqueur? Is it a specialty thing or do you think most liquor stores sell it, because this looks really good and I’d love to try it!

  7. rutheh says:

    With this recipe you can be sure the holidays will be very happy indeed!!!

  8. Carolyn Chan says:

    Love the mantra “save electricity. Drink your dessert” !!

  9. Sara says:

    So I think this might go rather nicely with the gingerbread biscotti…Now where do I find pumpkin pie liqueur?

  10. nrhatch says:

    Wow! That sounds intriguing. :D

  11. TasteFood says:

    Now that’s a dessert.

  12. JamieAnne says:

    This looks wonderful! I’ll take two!

  13. Who makes that liqueur? Sounds like dessert in a glass!

  14. Tandy says:

    I did not even know you got pumpkin pie liqueur. I would drink this for sure :)

  15. InCucinaDaME says:

    I have ordered mine 30 mins ago, where is it ? :-)

  16. niasunset says:

    What a rich pumpkin… I have read so many recipes with pumpkin… and now a Pumpkin pie Martini! As all other recipes, this is new for me too. My love, I am sure will love this… From where to I start to make pumpkin recipes, I don’t know. But yes, I have a wonderful recipes now… Thank you dear Rufus, with my love, nia

  17. Pumkin Pie Liqueur?! You “Americanos” are soo clever, dessert, after dinner drinks and 5 a day all in one handy bottle!

  18. wow, bet that will make your holiday go with a ‘ping’!

  19. SimpleP says:

    Keep the sugar – looks very tasty!

  20. Charles says:

    Great idea – I love the whole maple-syrup/sugar edge lining. Delicious! I’ve never heard of pumpkin pie creme liqueur though, lol :D Given the popularity of pumpkin pies in the US, compared to somewhere like France, I’m guess I might have difficulties finding such a thing :D

  21. ceciliag says:

    You are hilarious! You guys must really love pumpkin. It is exciting how you can turn anything into a drink! c

  22. That is insane…and it makes me want to hop a plane and party with you guys! :D
    Great photo!

  23. Never heard of that liqueur! Looks so good especially with the bright orange background.

  24. sallybr says:

    Never heard of pumpkin pie liqueur… I’ve lived a sheltered life so far, I suppose… :-)

    beautiful drink!

  25. ChgoJohn says:

    Love the caption, love the cocktail, love the photo. Pumpkin pie creme liqueur, though, is a new one on me but if my drinking these martinis will help lessen our country’s energy consumption, I’ve little choice but to find a bottle. In fact, make that 2.

  26. Instead of comfort food this sounds like a comfort drink! Yum. I love pumpkin anything and the sugar and maple syrup is just the icing on the drink!

  27. Judy says:

    I think I slipped into a sugar coma just reading the ingredient list ;)

  28. Clarification: A rim of sugar on a martini is never excessive!

  29. This one I like! I’ll take two please!

  30. spicegirlfla says:

    I’m smiling!! So, I have pumpkin spice liqueur but didn’t know about a pumpkin cream liqueur??? Is there a certain brand you purchase? Cuz you know I need to make this one!!

  31. egg me on says:

    You guys *love* your fancy, seasonal cocktails! I need to jump on the boozy bandwagon. I’m imagining how delicious this one tastes. Mmmm. Good job.

  32. zestybeandog says:

    This sounds like my kind of dessert! :)

  33. Kelly says:

    With a byline like that, how could I possibly say no?!

  34. You’re the best. That’s it. Hands down. I love the idea of a creamy pumpkin drink…

  35. spree says:

    So out-of-the-box and IN the season! Brilliant! Think it would work to serve it in a warm snifter?

  36. Caroline says:

    Yes please! I had a similar martini at a restaurant last week, but I’ve gotta say, yours looks even better. It’s far too early to be craving one of these right now, but hey, you’re not judging, right? :)

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  38. Ok you got me with the “Save electricity. Drink your dessert.” But how come I have to go make a border run to purchase pumpkin pie creme liqueur? Don’t you know the Mormons don’t permit the mixing of their sacred Halloween with alcohol?

  39. Sissi says:

    If it wasn’t you I would never believe such a thing might exist. It looks like a dream cocktail of a pumpkin freak. This fantastic drink could change my reserved attitude towards pumpkins.

  40. I’m not much of a drinker but I think I’d enjoy this very much! It sounds wonderful.

  41. Nothing wrong with a rim of sugar every once in a while…

  42. Courtney says:

    lol. Great opening. And lovely drink.

  43. I don’t think the ring of sugar is excessive at all! Sounds so good…and such a pretty cocktail. Might have to try to figure out how to do this one dairy free for the holidays. :)

  44. rsmacaalay says:

    I love your cocktails, they will be always the talk of the party

  45. Hehe Love the electricity bit :). Looks so festive!

  46. Drink and dessert… I am in!! ;-)

  47. Christy says:

    I’m not a big pumpkin fan, but I can tell you this looks simply irresistible! I can even taste the sweetness, lol, from your photo ;)

  48. I might have to send this recipe to a good friend of mine.. she will absolutely love this.

  49. Karen says:

    Now you tell me…after the power is back on.

  50. Eva Taylor says:

    I’m all for conserving, Greg! Cheers to you both!

  51. Kristy says:

    Nothing excessive about the sugar on the glass for me. That looks darn near perfect! Yum!

  52. Jessica says:

    ha! I love the green dessert. You also save a lot of water by not dirtying all those baking utensils/dishes. ;)

  53. Ed Williams says:

    this is dangerous! love it!

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