Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Martini


A few months ago, I had a hankering for a pumpkin martini. I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. Verdict: it was ridiculously strong and I was a quite inebriated in about a minute and a half. I loved the flavor, it was just a wee bit strong for me, plus I wasn't crazy about all of the heavy cream. So I decided to adjust the measurements a bit and this is what I came up with.

(for your reference, 1.5 ounces = 1 shot)
3 ounces milk
1.5 ounces light or heavy cream
3 ounces creme de cacao
1 ounce vanilla vodka
1 t. nutmeg and/or pumpkin spice

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add ingredients and shake well.

My recommendations:
Instead of serving this as a martini, I have also blended all of the ingredients with ice in my magic bullet. That is how it's shown above. It's a very yummy frozen drink! I also add an extra sprinkle of nutmeg after it's mixed/blended. Delicious.