Halloween Treat – Pumpkin Pie Martini

I came across this very intriguing drink while watching P. Allen Smith’s show. I tweaked it and made a Gluten Free version. I have to say, it takes a few sips to adjust to the surprising flavor, but it really is a fun novelty drink that could also be served at Thanksgiving.

This recipe is for one drink, but it should be easy to make ahead for a group by using some math to increase the servings. Pumpkin Pie Martinis would be a fun way to greet guests at some future gathering or fun to drink when you are just sitting alone in your COVID bubble, or fun to drink while trying to use this new WordPress.


1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree (I used canned)

1 1/2 ounces of vodka (I perfer less, especially before dinner)

1/4 cup of fresh orange juice (fresh made the drink special)

dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

–MIX all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice, then shake it up.

Graham Cracker Garnish

caramel sauce (The recipe does not tell how to make this. I bought caramel ice cream topping or caramel candies could be melted)

gluten free graham cracker crumbs (GF graham crackers are finally on the market and I found some at my local grocery store. For everyone else, just use regular graham crackers)

–PUT the sauce and crumbs on two small plates. Dip the rims of the Martini glasses in the caramel sauce, then twist the rim in the graham cracker crumbs. Fill with the Pumpkin Pie Martini.

Now, what to do with all that left over pumpkin? Check out my next post for an answer.

7 Comments on “Halloween Treat – Pumpkin Pie Martini”

  1. shoreacres says:

    I had no idea who P. Allen Smith might be, and I’m not a fan of drinks with hard liquor, so I’ll wait for the leftover pumpkin post!

  2. Now that is unique…

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