Fall is full of pumpkin spice everything! Ginger is one of those spices, but its cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove cousins overwhelm it. This Pumpkin Ginger Martini is perfect for pumpkin lovers needing a break from the full suite of pumpkin pie spices.
Plain pumpkin can taste very vegetal, but a little ginger and brown sugar brings this cocktail to life and lets the pumpkin flavor shine through. Ginger and brown sugar warm up the flavor of a Pumpkin Ginger Martini while fresh lemon balances it out and keeps the cocktail from being too sweet.
What You Need
- Pumpkin infused vodka
- Ginger liqueur
- Brown sugar syrup
- A lemon
- Ginger ale
How to Make a Pumpkin Ginger Martini
Place vodka, ginger liqueur, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker full of ice.
Top with ginger ale.
Make the Pumpkin Infused Vodka
Follow these easy steps to make your own pumpkin infused vodka using canned pumpkin and your favorite vodka.
Tips on Pumpkin Ginger Martini
Brown sugar syrup is easy to make at home by combining ½ cup brown sugar with ½ cup hot water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and cool the syrup completely before using. Learn more on my DIY Cocktail Syrups page.
If you make this swap, the ginger beer flavor will overwhelm the pumpkin. Ginger ale is used in this cocktail to get the right balance of flavor.
This cocktail only uses 5 ingredients, so fresh juice will make a big difference here. Squeeze a lemon for this cocktail. You should need about ½ of a fresh lemon.