This pumpkin pie martini invokes all of the flavors of your favorite pumpkin baked goods without being too sweet or over-the-top.
A pumpkin pie cocktail without pumpkin pie spice? Absolutely! My pumpkin infused vodka joins with layers of spice flavors including brown sugar, aromatic bitters, and ginger beer. We’re also leaving out heavy cream and whipped cream, keeping this cocktail dairy-free.
The cinnamon sugar rim makes this pumpkin drink feel special, so don’t skip it! It’s worth the extra couple minutes of effort.
What You Need
- Pumpkin infused vodka
- Brown sugar syrup
- Frangelico or hazelnut liqueur
- A lemon
- Aromatic bitters
- Ginger beer
How to Make a Pumpkin Pie Martini
Combine cinnamon and sugar in a shallow dish. Run a slice of lemon around the rim of your coupe or martini glass and dip it gently into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Set the glass aside.
Place vodka, syrup, hazelnut liqueur, lemon juice, and bitters in a cocktail shaker full of ice.
Shake and strain into your prepared glass.
Top with ginger beer.
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 Pie Martini
From your kitchen! Make brown sugar syrup yourself by combining ½ cup of brown sugar with ½ cup of hot water. Stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved. Cool completely before using. Store any extra syrup in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
You can always use bottled lemon juice, but I promise you will notice a difference if you take the time to squeeze a lemon for your cocktail. You should need about ½ of a lemon for enough juice to make one cocktail.
Nope. Ginger beer and ginger ale are very different sodas and this is an entirely different cocktail if you swap them. Stick with ginger beer on this one.