Pumpkin Pie Martini Cocktail ~ Simply the best Pumpkin Pie Martini Cocktail and ideal for holiday entertaining! Your guests will rave!

Pumpkin Pie Martini Cocktail – Best Ever

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Recipe makes 1 large Martini cocktail and enough Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup/Purée to make 8 Pumpkin Pie Martini cocktails, about 1 cup.


What makes our Pumpkin Pie Martini wicked good? In our recipe, we use a fine-quality bourbon with Blanton’s® Original Single Barrel Bourbon, Frangelico® Hazelnut Liqueur for an autumnal nutty flavor and rich Bailey’s® Irish Cream as well as a perfectly spiced pumpkin simple syrup/purée to create an exceptional Pumpkin Pie Martini. It’s like pumpkin pie in a martini glass. Do you enjoy spiked eggnog like Colonel Blanton did? If so, this Pumpkin Pie Martini will send you over the moon!


  • For the Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup/Purée
  • ½ cup canned or homemade pumpkin purée
  • ½ cup purified water
  • ¼ cup organic cane sugar
  • ¼ cup organic light brown cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • Dash pure vanilla extract
  • For the Optional Rim Garnish
  • ½ cup turbinado raw sugar
  • ½ ounce Frangelico® Hazelnut Liqueur
  • For the Cocktail
  • Ice for cocktail shaker
  • 2 ounces Blanton’s® Original Single Barrel Bourbon
  • 2 ounces Frangelico® Hazelnut Liqueur
  • 1½ ounces Bailey’s® Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce half & half cream
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup/Purée
  • Freshly ground nutmeg, for cocktail garnish
  • Special Equipment
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Chilled martini glass
  • Rimmed shallow plates for rim garnish, optional


  1. Prepare the Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup/Purée: In a medium saucepan, combine pumpkin purée, water, sugars and spices. Over medium-high heat, bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook stirring often to dissolve sugars. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool completely. Recipe can be prepared in advance. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  2. Prepare the Rim Garnish: Place turbinado raw sugar into a rimmed shallow plate. Pour Frangelico into a rimmed shallow plate. Dip rim of martini glass into the plate with the liqueur, then immediately dip into the plate with the sugar.
  3. Prepare the Cocktail: Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add remaining cocktail ingredients and shake vigorously, about 20 seconds. Strain into prepared martini glass. Dust cocktail with a whisper of freshly grated nutmeg and serve.

Recipe Notes

Tips: The Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup/Purée can be made 1 day in advance. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Variations: Recipe can be prepared with fine-quality rum in lieu of bourbon. Also, the Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup/Purée can be made with all brown sugar (light or dark brown sugar or muscovado) for richer molasses flavor and darker color.

Variation Suggestion: We like the El Dorado 15 Year Old Rum which is a blend of Demerara rums ranging in age from 15 years to 25 years. The rums are aged in oak casks and then blended by the master blender to achieve a consistent flavor. El Dorado 15 has received numerous awards over the years including several gold medals.

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