Pumpkin Martini Recipes to Spice Up Your Drink

Pumpkin Martini Cocktail

You'll fall right in love with a pumpkin martini, a cocktail which brings together the best fall flavors into one easy-to-make, sophisticated drink. Go ahead and take a look at these delicious pumpkin martini recipes and prepare yourself for when the pumpkin spice season finally arrives.

Pumpkin Martini

For this autumn twist on the classic martini recipe, mix whipped cream, pumpkin liqueur, vanilla vodka, and few dashes of some key spices together. Say goodbye to pumpkin spiced lattes, and hello to pumpkin martinis.

Pumpkin Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce whipped cream
  • 1 ounce pumpkin liqueur
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the whipped cream, pumpkin liqueur, vanilla vodka, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.

Pumpkin Martini Variations

To some people, pumpkin is an acquired taste; but these pumpkin martini recipe variations should make pumpkin taste appealing to even the most dedicated deniers.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

What better way to enjoy your homemade pumpkin pie, then with a creamy pumpkin pie martini on the side? Just make sure that you're near a bed for when you slip into that pumpkin-induced food coma.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce heavy cream
  • ½ ounce pumpkin liqueur
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • Ice
  • Dollop whipped cream and ground cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the heavy cream, pumpkin liqueur, and vanilla vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

Pumpkin Spice Martini

Trade out your pumpkin spiced lattes and give Starbucks a run for their money at the same time by whipping up this pumpkin spice martini.

Pumpkin Spice Martini

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce heavy cream
  • 2-3 pumps pumpkin spice syrup
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Dash allspice
  • ½ ounce pumpkin flavored Irish Cream
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the heavy cream, pumpkin spice syrup, ground nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin flavored Irish Cream, and vanilla vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.

Smashing Pumpkin Martini

Millennials can't help but be drawn to this pun-tastic cocktail that combines iced coffee, pumpkin liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, and vodka together for a smashingly delicious flavor.

Smashing Pumpkin Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce iced coffee
  • 1 ounce pumpkin liqueur
  • ½ ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the iced coffee, pumpkin liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Martini

It's absolutely true that chocolate goes with everything, and the same can be said for adding it to a Pumpkin Martini.

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 2 pumps pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1 ounce crème de cacao
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • Ice
  • Chocolate sauce for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the heavy cream, pumpkin spice syrup, crème de cacao, and vanilla vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled. Set aside.
  3. Drizzle chocolate syrup on the inside of a martini glass and set aside.
  4. Strain the mixture into the chilled martini glass.

Ways to Garnish Pumpkin Martinis

The natural motifs of the autumn season provide you with a vast array of options for garnishing your cocktail. Whether you take inspiration from the color-changing foliage or from the heady spices themselves, any of these garnishes will leave you with a knock-out pumpkin martini.

  • Pumpkin martinis are all about the spice, so for an easy garnish you can top off your drink with a sprinkling of ground spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, clove, and so on.
  • Drop in a cinnamon stick to bring an added heat to your pumpkin martini.
  • Putting a dollop of whipped cream at the center of your pumpkin pie martini makes it look like you have a piece of pumpkin pie in your glass.
  • Setting a few pumpkin seeds on top of your mixture (making sure not to let them sink) is a subtle way to bring your martini to life.
  • Brown sugar and cinnamon sugar rims turn a pumpkin martini into a delicious dessert.
  • You can drizzle some caramel or chocolate sauce onto your pumpkin martini to create a super-sweet cocktail.

Alcohol Substitutions for Pumpkin Pie Martinis

While vanilla vodka is a tried-and-true flavor to use in your cocktails, you can switch up the liquors and liqueurs that you use to create your pumpkin martinis to instill a different flavor profile within them to better suit your own tastebuds. Take a look at some of the liquors and liqueurs that you can swap out in the ingredients lists of any one of these pumpkin martini recipes:

  • Whipped cream vodka
  • Chocolate vodka
  • Spiced rum
  • Amaretto
  • Pecan liqueur
  • Fireball whiskey
  • Crown Royal salted caramel whiskey
  • Butterscotch vodka
  • Kahlúa
  • Smirnoff spicy tamarind vodka
  • Bourbon

Enjoy These Gourd-geous Martinis

Autumn is the perfect time of the year to host gatherings with your friends and family; the cool weather and changing colors provide an enticing backdrop to any get-together. However, you want to give your friends and family a cocktail that's just as inviting, and any one of these Pumpkin Martini recipes is sure to do just that.

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