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Pumpkin Pie Martinis Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Martinis Recipe

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. YIELD:2 servings


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


  • 1. If a cookie-crumb rim is desired, moisten the rims of two cocktail glasses with water. Place cookie crumbs on a plate; dip rims in crumbs. Set aside.
  • 2. Fill a mixing glass or tumbler three-fourths full with ice. Add the remaining ingredients; stir until condensation forms on outside of glass. Strain into two chilled cocktail glasses. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: 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.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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
Reviewed 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!"

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