With fall comes the love for everyone’s seasonal favorite, pumpkin! Everywhere you turn there is a new pumpkin-flavored version of just about everything. So naturally, I decided to put my new bartending skills to the test and created an amazing Fall Pumpkin Cocktail recipe for you. I’m not quite a professional mixologist just yet, but I have been apprenticing with one of the best bartenders in Tel Aviv and I’m having a great time learning new flexible tricks for all those future dinner parties! I serve this pumpkin cocktail in a cinnamon-sugar rimmed martini glass on a dessert plate with some graham crackers on the side so it’s kind of like a liquid pumpkin pie and the perfect ending to a festive meal.
While I might have chosen to take bartending classes as a way to be creative during quarantine, you don’t exactly have to take classes to give bartending a try and take your at-home cocktails to the next level. Don’t be afraid to bump up your bartending game with some boozy bar basics. You can get by without them, but having the proper tools certainly makes the process easier and more fun! This Mixology Bartender Kit is a great gift idea too.
Watch my step-by-step video where I walk you through the whole recipe. You just might surprise yourself and enjoy learning a new skill!
Fall Pumpkin Cocktail Recipe:
Pumpkin Pie Spice Martini
- 2 ounces Vodka
- 1 ounce Dark Rum
- 1 ounce Maple Syrup (or less!)
- 1 ounce Coconut Cream
- 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Puree (add:½ teaspoon pumpkin spice)
- Ice Cubes, to shake
- Maple Syrup, for rim stickiness
- 1 whole Graham Cracker
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Sugar
- Cinnamon Stick
Freeze your glass for at least an hour, if possible. this will help the cinnamon sugar stick to the glass. If you forgot, dont worry. Just use some lemon or lime juice on the rim, the dip top of glass in cinnamon sugar. Set aside.
Add vodka, rum, maple, coconut cream, jazzed up pumpkin puree and ice cubes into shaker.
Shake vigorously to combine.
Strain drink into your martini glass.
Plate glass on a small plate and serve alongside graham cracker or any of your favorite dessert treats!