A creamy and delicious pumpkin cocktail, this Pumpkin Pie Cocktail is a fun vodka martini for fall!
I first shared this Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe on my friend Amanda’s site.
Pumpkin Pie Cocktail Recipe
Ella doesn’t really have much of a sweet tooth, so I only make desserts when we have company over (or else I end up eating it all myself…)
However, with the start of fall edging in, I’m starting to crave pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes – and what better way to enjoy a creamy pumpkin treat than as a creamy pumpkin cocktail?!
This vodka martini honestly tastes like a pumpkin pie in a glass, only better because it has two different types of alcohol in it!
Now, I like to make my pumpkin pie with maple syrup or maple sugar, and I find it gives the recipe a nice depth of flavor and rounds out the sweetness with the earthiness of the maple. Coconut sugar would also be a nice alternative, or you can stick to whatever sweeteners you prefer.
I also make my own pumpkin pie spice and tend to go a bit heavy on the cinnamon. Have fun and play around with this recipe to find the perfect flavor profile for you.
Also, while the majority of this recipe can be prepared in advance, do not add the spice until ready to serve as cinnamon can take on an unpleasant texture when immersed in liquid for awhile.
Tip: I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Vanilla Vodka and Creme de Cocoa needed for this recipe from them.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Pie Martini
- Maple Sugar
- Milk or Half and Half
- Vanilla Vodka
- Creme de Cocoa
- Maple Syrup
- Pumpkin Puree
- Pumpkin Pie Spice <– check out our homemade pumpkin pie spice here
- Ice, for shaking
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: swap out the creme de cocoa or maple syrup for your preferred second liquor and sweetener.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful:
- Liquid measure
- Martini Glass
- Shallow Dish
- Martini Shaker
- Ice Maker
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make a Pumpkin Vodka Cocktail
Place the maple sugar in a shallow bowl.
Wet the rim of your martini glass, and then roll the rim in the maple sugar to create an even sugared rim. Set aside.
In a martini shaker filled with ice, add milk, vodka, creme de cocoa, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree.
Shake well until pumpkin is fully blended.
Strain cocktail into your prepared martini glass.
Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and a cinnamon stick.
Grab your free printable for our easy pumpkin vodka cocktail recipe:
- 2 Tablespoons maple sugar
- 4 oz milk or half and half
- 1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
- 1 oz creme de cocoa
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup, or to taste
- 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
- Pinch pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup ice, for shaking
- Place the maple sugar in a shallow bowl.
- Wet the rim of your martini glass, and then roll the rim in the maple sugar to create an even sugared rim. Set aside.
- In a martini shaker filled with ice, add milk, vodka, creme de cocoa, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree.
- Shake well until pumpkin is fully blended.
- Strain cocktail into your prepared martini glass.
- Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and a cinnamon stick.
If preferred, you can replace the maple sugar with coconut sugar.
Swap out the creme de cocoa or maple syrup for your preferred second liquor and sweetener.
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365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Pure 100% Grade A Maple Syrup, Dark Color Robust Taste, 32 Fl Oz
Omishome Complete Bartender Mixology Kit - Elegant Gold Finish Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set with Bamboo Stand and 6 BONUS Sturdy Stainless Steel Straws - A Superb Bartending Set
365 Everyday Value, Organic Pumpkin Puree, 15 oz
Smirnoff Flavored Vodka, Vanilla, 750 mL, 70 Proof
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This easy, creamy pumpkin vodka cocktail tastes just like a pumpkin pie in a glass.