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Cocktail Recipes: Pumpkin Martini

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Cocktail Recipes: Pumpkin Spice Martini
Don’t you just love autumn? The changing colors, the nip in the air? The feeling that the holidays are just around the corner?
Not sure if anything is as synonymous with autumn as pumpkin. Personally, I love pumpkin everything, pies, cookies, and even martinis. Yes you read that correctly.
Pumpkin martinis.
Pumpkin might not be the first ingredient you think of when contemplating what type of martini to drink, but maybe it should be.
Drinking a pumpkin martini is just like tasting the warmth of family combined with the happiness of the holiday season combined in a single sip.
Why not try a scrumptious autumn themed martini. It’s full of delightful satisfying goodness. After trying many types of martinis, this is my favorite cocktail. Practically every type of martini exists out there, and it’s actually hard to go wrong with any one of them in my opinion. It’s a refreshing way to end a long day, to start off a great night out, or as a mid-afternoon treat. The pumpkin flavor in this martini will have your mind conjuring up images of warm pumpkin pies, families enjoying their time together and the holidays that are whispering hello. Before you know it, the stores will once again be decked in full holiday regalia, so before then, why not make yourself a subtly spiced pumpkin martini and experience at the start of the season while you still have the desire to.
We all know how it gets, at the start of the season we are all excited, and into it after a few weeks of constant Christmas music, crazy traffic at the malls, people underfoot seemingly everywhere… before all of that happens, take a moment, make yourself a scrumptious drink and reflect on why we celebrate the holidays, most notably, the family friends who fill our lives, that we are truly grateful for. Hopefully taking a moment out of your day will allow you the opportunity to realize that you do have a lot to be grateful for, and to enjoy your life. Happy Fall.

This recipe has two of my favorite ingredients nutmeg and cinnamon. Whenever I taste these two together I am instantly transported home, not just ordinary home, but home for the holidays. Not only are they amazing tasting but great for you too:

Nutmeg- Has been used since ancient times to help treat pain. It’s very helpful for joint pain and inflammation. It is also a digestive aid and. It can help detoxify your body when used regularly.

Cinnamon- Is a great source of iron, calcium and fiber. It contains anti-bacterial properties. When used with consistency can even help you your brain’s cognitive function.
I also wanted to share why I always use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, some brown sugar is refined using bone char ( just like white sugar) Not all of it is, however unless you’re sure, it’s best to not take a chance. Using coconut sugar instead of brown sugar ensures a vegan and cruelty free result regardless of the dish you’re creating.

Cinnamon Nutmeg Pumpkin Martini

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Prep Time: 01 hour
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 01 hour and 10 minutes
Yield: 2 drinks
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons Canned Pumkin Puree
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon, and one dash for topping Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
  • 3 tablespoons Almond Milk
  • 8 tablespoons Vodka
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut milk (canned)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 cups Ice

Directions

1. Place the can of canned coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
2. Use the a mixer, and combine the pumpkin, 2 cups of ice, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, coconut sugar, almond milk, vodka, and water then blend for at least 90 seconds
3. Pour into martini glasses
4. Take the coconut milk can out of the fridge. Carefully scoop out the part that rose to the top. In the mixer, blend the coconut milk at least sixty seconds, then scoop out a dollop and place on top of each drink. Top with a dash of cinnamon. Enjoy!

More cocktail recipes: Farmer’s Market Cider Rum Punch

Also by Alex: Nutmeg Pumpkin Soup

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Photo: Alex Kudukis
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Alexandra Kudukis

Alexandra Kudukis

Alexandra Kudukis is a freelance journalist currently writing for Dirva, Draugas News, and Draugas Newspapers, contributing articles in both English and Lithuanian. She began her informal journalistic training at the tender age of four when she began attending concerts with her mother’s best friend Jane Scott, the premier rock music reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Everything she knows from the structure of a good article to conducting an engaging interview- including how to be gracious and kind even in the most difficult of situations, she learned from Jane. She has completed her first novel, a dynamic struggle of a woman letting go of childhood dreams while attempting to balance a horric home life and burgeoning career. Alexandra has also just completed her first full-length screenplay chronicling the young adult lives of children from Eastern European families, misfits trying (and failing) to find success as first generation Americans. She has an M.P.A. from Cleveland State University, which has provided her a broad base on which to base her career.Her blog details the trials and triumphs of an aspiring writer. She studied German and Russian as an undergraduate and loves to travel. Alexandra currently resides in Fountain Valley, CA with her animal companions, two cats Isabella and Victoria and Pierre, a rescue pigeon.
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