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Pumpkin Pie Martinis

My friends start requesting this cocktail in the fall and continue to ask for it throughout the holidays. Every delectable sip is like a taste of pumpkin pie! —Cathleen Bushman, Geneva, IL
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 vanilla wafer, crushed, optional
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces vanilla-flavored vodka
  • 2 ounces 2% milk
  • 2 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Dash ground cinnamon


  • If desired, for a cookie-crumb rim, moisten the rims of 2 chilled cocktail glasses with water. Place cookie crumbs on a plate; dip rims in crumbs. Set aside.
  • Fill a mixing glass three-fourths full with ice. Add the remaining ingredients; stir until condensation forms on outside of mixing glass. Strain mixture into 2 chilled cocktail glasses.
Test Kitchen tip: You may substitute 1 ounce pumpkin flavoring syrup for the simple syrup and pumpkin pie spice. Look for flavoring syrup in the coffee section. To make ahead: Prepare a martini mix of vodka, milk, cream, syrup and liqueur. Shake mix before using; pour 1 cup into the mixing glass for each batch of drinks. Add spices and proceed as directed.
Nutrition Facts
1 martini: 301 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 7833louis
    Nov 25, 2018

    What a really nice holiday drink! Next time I will add more pumpkin spice.

  • AmyE007
    Nov 30, 2014

    Fun novelty drink for the season. We made just as written and served in small clear juice glasses for a larger group. The vanilla wafer crumbs added to the whole presentation.

  • MrsElectrician
    Nov 23, 2014

    This is the best holiday drink! Because they are so addicting, I make some "calorie conscious" revisions: (1) I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of regular milk, (2) use Half & Half instead of heavy whipping cream, & (3) omit the graham cracker rim. The simple syrup is the key ingredient to this, it "holds" it all together & thickens the drink. This has been a huge hit every year at Thanksgiving!

  • susieQTee
    Dec 26, 2013

    Yummy! I omitted the simple syrup as the hazelnut liqueur is sweet enough to me, and I used more half & half/less milk as I like a creamy taste to a sweet drink like this. I have up until this recipe enjoyed a pumpkin martini using 2 oz vanilla vodka, 2 oz pumpkin spice liqueur (seasonal by HW) shaken well with ice, poured into a chilled martini glass, topped with a little half & half and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Omitting the vodka from that one makes it a little sweeter.

  • Xena7751
    Nov 16, 2012

    Wow, this is really good. I didn't do the cookie rim but I think that would just add to it. Smooth and creamy!

  • frankies girl
    Oct 1, 2012

    I made this last evening at my Uppercase Living Party, it was a hit! I premixed it (8 times the listed amounts, and it made a little over 2 quarts. Delicious,unique, and a keeper!