Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pumpkin Martini #1

This pumpkin martini is the over-the-top, frou-frou, big, bold, seasonal martini. If you like sweet martinis, this is the one. If you prefer a classic, gin or vodka, dry martini, hold out for the next recipe that I call the Subtle Pumpkin Martini.

Several friends have said, "this is the best martini I've ever had." I'm not sure why pumpkin liqueur lends itself to martinis so well, but who am I to argue. Without further ado, here is the recipe:

Before mixing this up, prepare your martini glasses with a rim of cinnamon/sugar mixture. Premix some ground cinnamon with sugar, pour a few drops of cinnamon liqueur into the glass, and turn the glass partially upside down while rotating to wet the complete rim of the glass. Then dip the rim into the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

1 oz. Scott's Pumpkin Liqueur
1 oz. Vodka
1/4 oz. Cinnamon Liqueur (such as Goldschlager)
Candy corn

Pour the above ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, and pour into your prepped martini glass. Toss in several candy corns for garnish.

Get ready to make more, they are always a hit.

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