Mixology at Home - Pumpkin Spice Martini

Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM MST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - It’s the holiday season and that means we showcase festive cocktails; even if I grumble about it.

Full disclosure - I do hate holiday specialty drinks. Holiday drinks usually have some ingredients you don’t normally stock in your home bar; or kitchen for that matter.

That’s the case with our pumpkin spice martini. Fortunately, it was only two ingredients I had to buy – pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. Overall, eight ingredients but still not a difficult drink to execute.



  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 TBS pumpkin spice
  • Maple syrup


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Irish cream
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 1 TBS pumpkin puree
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin spice
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

By the way, have I told you I hate holiday specialty drinks?


Rim a martini glass with a mixture of sugar and pumpkin spice. We brushed some maple syrup on the rim of the glass to get the rimmer to stick. I put the rimmer in a small plate, and spread it out so you can easily run the rim of the glass over it, getting an even coating.

In a shaker or mixing tins, add ice, two ounces of vodka, one ounce of Irish cream, half ounce of simple syrup, one tablespoon of pumpkin puree, a quarter teaspoon of pumpkin spice and a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Shake and pour into a martini glass, no ice, straight up.

Add some whipped cream and sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon over the top. Sit back and enjoy this holiday treat.