Your Weekend Tiki Bar Cocktail: Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini
Pumpkin Martini

I know Thanksgiving is over, but I gotta tell ya I’m still in the mood for it. We’ve got enough leftovers to last us through next weekend, so I thought it would be nice this weekend to try a little

Pumpkin Martini

•    1/2 oz cream liqueur
•    2 oz vanilla vodka
•    1/2 oz pumpkin liqueur or pumpkin spice syrup
•    1 tsp whipped cream
•    cinnamon stick for garnish

Pour the cream liqueur and vodka into a shaker filled with ice. Shake it up nice, add the pumpkin liqueur or syrup and shake it up again. Strain this orangey-looking concoction into a chilled martini glass rimmed with cinnamon. Top with a teaspoon of whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

A little history: Most people don’t know that this was a favorite among the pilgrims. In fact, although rarely told in history books, the reason the pilgrims and the native Americans got along so well that first year was that they were all smashed on Pumpkin Martinis. Once the vanilla vodka ran out, however…well, we know how that story goes.

-Tiki Chris reporting from the kitchen at Pirate’s Cove Tiki Bar, surrounded by 20 pounds of leftover turkey.

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