Spiced Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin pie lovers unite! If the best part of the Thanksgiving meal is the dessert round, well, then this is the after dinner drink for you! To create a creamy pumpkin pie-inspired drink that has a bit of a spicy kick to it, I added some horchata flavored liqueur and the result is pure and decadently delicious if I do say so myself …Spiced Pumpkin Pie Martini, serves one

1 part vanilla vodka
3 parts pumpkin liqueur
2 parts horchata liqueur
2 parts milk

graham crackers, honey, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie for garnish

Pour your ingredients into a martini shaker (love this pretty gold one) that is filled with ice. Shake to combine. I love having those giant ice cubes around, they look so pretty in drinks too!Swirl some honey on a plate, take your martini glass and place it upside down into the honey so the rim is coated. Crush up some graham crackers in a plastic bag and pour the bits onto another plate. Place your sticky rim into the graham crackers so you get a graham cracker ring around the glass.Pour your martini mixture into the glass, top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and add a small wedge of pie to the rim!  Deeeelish!! Don’t worry if the graham cracker rim starts to fall into your drink a bit—it just tastes like a graham cracker pie crust! The warm spices in the horchata liqueur really help to round out this martini and add some spicier notes to the pumpkin flavor as well. This is a great option to serve on Thanksgiving (that gold and marble tray is the perfect serving platter), buuuut I think it’s also a great treat to serve at any party all season long! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.