Pumpkin Pie Martini

Who’s ready for a drink?!


This gorgeous fall martini is literally a slice of pumpkin pie in your mouth. Made even better by the addition of booze, naturally.

I could probably down several of those right now, primarily because of the horrific haircut I received over the weekend. I am still trying to crawl out of the hole but keep running back for fear of others seeing me….

Have you ever had a terrible haircut? It’s the WORST. I mean, talk about a punch to the ol’ self-esteem. Granted, it probably could have been worse but the lady gave me bang. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, BUT when you didn’t ask for them, well then it’s a rather big issue. All I can say is that I am glad it is fall because there are hats I can hide underneath and it’s cold, which means staying inside more often than not.


Can you tell I was a wee bit traumatized? This will teach me to avoid getting my hair done before a really big occasion. Worst. Timing. Ever.

Thank goodness for vodka. And pumpkin pie.


What has your fall been like? Are you falling in love with pumpkin all over again like I am?

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Yield: 2 cocktails
Pumpkin pie in a glass! A cocktail glass... 😉


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 ½ tsp half and half
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ¾ tsp pumpkin spice
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp sugar


  • Combine sugar and ½ tsp of the pumpkin pie spice on a flat plate. Rim two martini glasses with the spice sugar.
  • Combine vodka, half and half, maple syrup, ¼ tsp pumpkin spice, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree in a shaker filled with ice. Shake thoroughly and strain into rimmed martini glasses.

2 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Martini”

  1. Todd @ HonestlyYUM — October 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm (#)

    Thank goodness for vodka, indeed. You’re speaking my language! I feel you on the bad haircut thing. But these days, I’d take a bad haircut any day over LOSING my hair…now that’s the worst.

    • Cake 'n' Knife — October 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm (#)

      Haha good point! I suppose that’s what hats are made for, right? 😉

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