Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Your New Favorite Pumpkin Martini Recipe

I know that it’s a little late in the season for this post, but seriously, pumpkin stuff tastes good any time.

This fall, I realized that I love pumpkin flavored stuff.  I’ve always liked pumpkin flavored products, but it recently came to me that pretty much all pumpkin anything is delicious- pumpkin pie, beer, 
bread, coffee… So it didn’t take a lot on convincing to get me to invent and write about a pumpkin martini.

Before I get into it, a pumpkin martini isn’t a new thing. If you Google “pumpkin martini”, it comes back with over 6 million results. The thing is that a lot of the recipes out there use obscure ingredients, take 45 minutes to make (no joke), require cooking, baking or my personal least favorite- recipes for making ingredients that are the actual drink ingredients.

If you know me or the type of drinks I like to make, I’m all about making and enjoying drinks that don’t require a lot of prep time or trips to a gourmet grocery. Keeping with how I roll, I came up with a pumpkin martini that uses easy to find ingredients and doesn’t require you to use a stove, oven, blender, knife or can opener. I mean, who the eff has time for that? We got drinkin’ to do!

Add the following ingredients into a shaker, plus ice:
2 ounces Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
3/4 ounces Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
1/4 to 1/2 ounces half and half (you can also put pumpkin coffee creamer if you’re feeling bold)
Orange food coloring (optional if you want it to be orange)

Shake and pour into a martini glass. Put a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg garnish on top. You can also add whipped cream on top if you’re feeling desert-y.