The Perfect Pumpkin Martini

Happy Halloween, everyone! On this spooky evening, which also serves as a kick-off to the holiday season, I thought it fitting to Shake Things Up – literally. How? By whipping up a delicious Pumpkin Martini as I waited for trick-or-treaters! It’s a drink to be enjoyed from All Hallow’s Eve in October to Little Christmas in January. The end result did not disappoint…keep reading to discover my recipe.

Before I started brewing my drink of choice, a few things had to be in place:

Decorations, check!

Doggies on the look-out for candy-lovin’ children, check!

TV tuned in to Charles Schulz’s classic, check!

Ok, let’s get started:

Pumpkin Martini

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz. Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur
  • Splash of Heavy Cream or Half-and-Half
  • Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Ground Nutmeg

Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini

Preparation:

1. Chill your martini glass.

2. Grab your shaker, measuring cup, and get ready to pour the ingredients.

Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini

Whoa, Natalie. Can’t drink it yet!

3. Fill shaker with ice.

Pumpkin Martini

4. Put the lid on and shake up your delicious drink.

It smells so yummy.

5. Grab your chilled glass and get ready to pour!

Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini

Make sure you get every drop!

Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini

6. Last, sprinkle on some cinnamon and nutmeg.

Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini

And…voila!

Pumpkin Martini

Looks so delicious! Can’t wait to taste…

Pumpkin perfecto!

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween, and please feel free to introduce this yummy concoction into your holiday traditions this year!

P.S. The perfect movie to watch while sipping your pumpkin martini.

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