Last night on my drive home I started thinking about how great it would be to have a Pumpkin Spiced Latte… this thought soon leveled up to a Pumpkin Spriced Martini… Only problem, I have never had a Pumpkin Spiced Martini, or any idea how to make one.
Since it’s Friday and all, I have been browsing through many online recipes looking for one that uses plain vodka mixed with simple (and cheap) ingredients.
Below is the easiest sounding and best tasting I could find, thus far. (Although I will make note to peruse Food & Drink magazine when I get home to see what ideas they have).
I have tweaked it from the original recipe, “Pumpkin French 75,” and made it my own :
Pumpkin French Canadian
- 2 or 3 parts vodka (be generous, it’s a martini after all…)
- 1 part pumpkin puree
- 1.5 parts lemon juice (or frozen lemonade)
- 1.5 parts simple syrup (try infusing with cinnamon and cloves)
- Champagne (I’m going to use Bambino)
Shake all ingredients (except Champagne) in a
cocktail shaker with ice. Strain the mixture into your favourite cocktail glass. Top with chilled Champagne and serve.
I can’t wait to try this! I hope my version turns out as pretty as the picture… I’ll be sure to post my first attempt.
Let me know if you have any more good ideas for Pumpkin-inspired cocktails.