Mumpkin-Pumpkin Make Me A Martini!

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.


Pump Pump Pumpkin Up!

Driving to work today, I saw all the pumpkins popping out of their patches.  This is an exciting time for Waterfordians because next month is Waterford Pumpkinfest!

I have already “stumbled upon” countless pumpkin recipes and ideas for festive celebrations.  So, from now until October 31st, I will be positing lots and lots of pumpkin-y things!

Here is one idea I will definately be using for my Pumpkinfest party:

Perfect for filling with Pumpkin Ale!

(They should be out in the LCBO soon!!)

Now I just need to get out in the feilds and find a big enough pumpkin.

Thanks for the idea Martha… it’s a good thing.