Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini
Looking for a special grownup treat this Thanksgiving? This Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini whips up in a heartbeat- with all the seasonal fall goodness of your favorite coffee house drink. Perfect after-dinner cocktail; tastes just like a PSL but BOOZY!
Hey everyone! The big week is finally here!
After days of procrastinating, I finally manned up and wrote out my menu, shopping list, and daily to-do list for the big Thanksgiving extravaganza. My kids are home from school all this week, so as soon as the hubster gets home from work tonight I’ll be heading out to do the big grocery run. We’ve got overnight guests coming for three days, in addition to all the cooking and cleanup, but I think I’m in pretty good shape. Still can’t help myself from acting like this though:
Yep, that’s totally me before the guests arrive. The struggle is real. Can you relate?
I could probably use a drink, lol!
At this point, since we’ve all likely got our Thanksgiving menus set, and we really aren’t looking for any new dessert recipes, I figured an easy after-dinner cocktail would be in order. This is also great for those guests who aren’t so into dessert. (Yes, people like that actually exist. A few of them will be present at my Thanksgiving celebration, in fact.)
I had everything I needed already on hand for this drink. The pumpkin spice syrup whips up in a heartbeat, and it’s great in your morning coffee too!
If you don’t happen to have white chocolate liqueur, you can sub that for cream or half-and-half. This drink is cold, creamy, sweetly spiced, and tastes JUST like everyone’s favorite PSL- but BOOZY!! Heck yeah.
I hope you have a chance to shake up this Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini this Thanksgiving! It’s a perfect grownup treat for this time of year.
Wishing you and yours all the best- many blessings to you! Enjoy! xoxo
Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini
For the pumpkin spice simple syrup
For the pumpkin spice latte martini
- 1 tablespoon honey, (for rimming the glass)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar, (for rimming the glass)
- 4 ounces (113.4 ml) vodka
- 3 ounces (85.05 ml) brewed espresso
- 1/4 cup (61.25 g) pure pumpkin puree
- 2 ounces (56.7 ml) coffee liqueur
- 2 ounces (56.7 ml) white chocolate liqueur
- 3 tablespoons pumpkin spice simple syrup
To make the pumpkin spice simple syrup
- Place the water and sugar in a small pot.
- Add the cinnamon stick, fresh ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, and heat the mixture over medium-low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Transfer to a small jar. The longer it sits, the better it gets!
To make the pumpkin spice latte martini
- Place the honey on a saucer.
- Place the cinnamon sugar on another saucer.
- Dip the rim of a martini glass first in the syrup, then in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Set aside.
- Place the vodka, espresso, pumpkin, Kahlua, white chocolate liqueur, and pumpkin spice simple syrup in a cocktail shaker, and top with ice.
- Shake until very cold and frothy.
- Pour into the prepared glass and serve.