Let’s not beat around the bush, Thanksgiving is mostly about the food. The turkey, the mashed potatoes, the stuffing and the green bean casserole. But you know, it is a celebration. It should be about the drinks too. And when I say drinks I don’t just mean hot chocolate and sparkling cider. I’m talking about the drinks with a little bit of a kick. The drinks that make you all warm and fuzzy inside. The drinks that the adults like to sip. Drinks like this pumpkin martini. With pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, cream liqueur, vanilla vodka and half and half it is sure to add a little pep to your holiday step.
I first had a pumpkin martini on Ryan’s birthday this year. It was a seasonal special on the menu at the restaurant we went to. I was a little nervous to try it because at $11 a pop I wanted to be sure that I was going to like it. Let me tell you, it was worth every penny. It was creamy, luscious and decadent. It really did taste like pumpkin pie in a glass. This recipe is my recreation of that drink. I was pleased and so was Ryan. In fact…we each drank 2. Hey, there is a snow storm out there. We weren’t going anywhere.
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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