An incredible fall or winter cocktail, Pumpkin Spice Martini is loaded with flavors from real Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Baileys, and Vanilla. It comes together in 5 minutes and is perfect for warm and cozy evenings during holidays (vegetarian, gluten-free).
About This Recipe
Pumpkin Spice Martini is a delicious cocktail loaded with fall and winter flavors. It is creamy, rich, mildly sweet, and smooth and comes together in under 5 minutes.
It is made using fall essentials like Pumpkin Puree, Pumpkin Spice, and Bailey’s and is a perfect drink to get warm and cozy.
Make this martini with pumpkin spice for your holiday get-togethers and house parties.
This pumpkin vodka martini is the perfect cocktail to serve for thanksgiving dinners too. Make it while pumpkin season lasts and make the cocktail hour super fun.
Pumpkin – Use canned pumpkin puree or make it home using my easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree Recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Spice – Make it at home using my easy recipe or buy a jar.
Sugar Syrup – I make my own sugar syrup. You can also use other sweeteners like maple syrup, or sugar-free substitutes.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup is also a great solution. Make sure to skip adding additional pumpkin spice to the recipe if using pumpkin spice syrup in place of simple syrup.
Bailey’s – The Irish cream adds a rich and creamy flavor to this fall cocktail.
You can replace it with Pumpkin Spice Liqueur or Rumchata. Keep in mind to reduce the pumpkin pie spice quantity in the recipe as these two have already added spices.
Vodka – The base of this pumpkin martini recipe is vodka. I used plain vodka but you can buy any flavors that go well with the pumpkin spice like vanilla vodka or whipped cream vodka.
Vanilla – Use a good quality vanilla extract for the best taste.
For Rimming – Rim the serving glasses with maple syrup, castor sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.
Whipped Cream – It is optional but I like to garnish my drink with just a dollop of whipped cream.
How To Make Pumpkin Spice Martini
Rim The Glass
Start by rimming the serving glass.
Mix together ½ cup castor sugar and 2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice on a shallow plate.
Brush the rim of a martini glass with maple syrup and then turn the glass upside down and dip the rim into the sugar mixture. Shake off the excess sugar.
Freeze the glass for 15-20 minutes to get a nice frost.
Make The Cocktail
Add 2 oz (60 ml) vodka, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree, ½ oz (15 ml) sugar syrup, 1 oz (30 ml) baileys, and 1 cup ice cubes into a cocktail shaker.
Shake well and strain the cocktail into the chilled martini glass.
Top with whipped cream and cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.
Pro Tips By Neha
Do not skip rimming the glass. With every sip you take, the spices from the rimming will make autumn flavors burst in your mouth.
Use martini glasses to serve the drink. It has a large rim and you can enjoy the spiced sugar throughout your drink.
Chilling the glasses before pouring the cocktail makes sure the drink stays chilled for a longer time.
Use the leftover spiced sugar (rimming sugar) in your coffee or tea.
This cocktail recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
Graham Cracker Rim – You can also rim the cocktail glass with graham cracker crumbs. Powder a few graham crackers in a grinder. Brush the glass rim with maple syrup and then coat with the crumbs.
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Pumpkin Spice Martini Recipe
For Rimming The Glass
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- ½ cup castor sugar
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
For The Cocktail
- 2 ounce vodka (60 ml)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- ½ ounce sugar syrup (15 ml)
- 1 ounce bailey's (30 ml)
- 1 cup ice cubes
- whipped cream (optional)
Rim the Glass
- Mix castor sugar and pumpkin spice in a shallow plate.
- Brush the rim of the martini glasses with maple syrup and then press in the sugar to coat the rim.
- Freeze the glass for 15-20 minutes to get a nice frost.
Make The Cocktail
- Add vodka, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, sugar syrup, bailey’s, and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well and strain the cocktail into the ready glasses.
- Top with whipped cream.
- Serve immediately.