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Pumpkin Pie Martinis

My girlfriends begin requesting this cocktail in fall and continue to ask for it through the holidays. Every sip is like a taste of pumpkin pie! —Cathleen Bushman, Geneva, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 vanilla wafer, crushed, optional
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces vanilla-flavored vodka
  • 2 ounces 2% milk
  • 2 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Dash ground cinnamon


  • For a cookie-crumb rim, moisten the rims of 2 chilled cocktail glasses with water. Place cookie crumbs on a plate; dip rims in crumbs. Set aside.
  • Fill a mixing glass three-fourths full with ice. Add the remaining ingredients; stir until condensation forms on outside of glass. Strain into 2 chilled cocktail glasses.
Test Kitchen tip: You may substitute 1 ounce pumpkin flavoring syrup for the simple syrup and pumpkin pie spice. Look for flavoring syrup in the coffee section. To make ahead: Prepare a martini mix of vodka, milk, cream, syrup and liqueur. Shake mix before using; pour 1 cup into the mixing glass for each batch of drinks. Add spices and proceed as directed.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Torani brand flavoring syrup. Look for it in the coffee section.
Nutrition Facts
1 martini: 301 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 7833louis
    Nov 25, 2018

    What a really nice holiday drink! Next time I will add more pumpkin spice.

  • AmyE007
    Nov 30, 2014

    Fun novelty drink for the season. We made just as written and served in small clear juice glasses for a larger group. The vanilla wafer crumbs added to the whole presentation.

  • MrsElectrician
    Nov 23, 2014

    This is the best holiday drink! Because they are so addicting, I make some "calorie conscious" revisions: (1) I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of regular milk, (2) use Half & Half instead of heavy whipping cream, & (3) omit the graham cracker rim. The simple syrup is the key ingredient to this, it "holds" it all together & thickens the drink. This has been a huge hit every year at Thanksgiving!

  • susieQTee
    Dec 26, 2013

    Yummy! I omitted the simple syrup as the hazelnut liqueur is sweet enough to me, and I used more half & half/less milk as I like a creamy taste to a sweet drink like this. I have up until this recipe enjoyed a pumpkin martini using 2 oz vanilla vodka, 2 oz pumpkin spice liqueur (seasonal by HW) shaken well with ice, poured into a chilled martini glass, topped with a little half & half and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Omitting the vodka from that one makes it a little sweeter.

  • Xena7751
    Nov 16, 2012

    Wow, this is really good. I didn't do the cookie rim but I think that would just add to it. Smooth and creamy!

  • frankies girl
    Oct 1, 2012

    I made this last evening at my Uppercase Living Party, it was a hit! I premixed it (8 times the listed amounts, and it made a little over 2 quarts. Delicious,unique, and a keeper!