Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini

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Cocktail History

This Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini is an incredibly tasty coffee cocktail that was created by Jassy Davis, the author of Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn & Winter, as an autumnal riff on the original Espresso Martini. It’s made with vanilla vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, pumpkin spice syrup, and nutmeg.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Vanilla Vodka: This is the base spirit. We used Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka because it lends tasty vanilla flavor to recipes and is fairly inexpensive.

Espresso: This adds most of the drink’s coffee flavor. We used espresso at home using a coffee from our local grocer.

Coffee Liqueur: This adds more coffee flavor. We used Trader Vic’s Kona Coffee Liqueur because it’s delicious and robust in coffee taste.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup: This gives the cocktail most of its spiced pumpkin flavor and balances out the coffee flavor with more sweetness. We make our syrup using Alex’s sous vide recipe.

Nutmeg: This is the garnish. It adds a hint of spice and nutmeg aroma.

Tasting Notes

The Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini features a prominent coffee flavor that’s nicely balanced by hints of pumpkin and vanilla.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We both loved this recipe and thought it was a dangerously easy sip, especially for coffee lovers. And even if you’re not a coffee drinker, it’s worth giving this delicious fall cocktail a try. Alex loves having a daily cup of joe; meanwhile, Kendall usually doesn’t like anything coffee-flavored, but she really liked this drink a lot. Thanks to the vanilla vodka and fabulous homemade pumpkin spice syrup, it’s nowhere close to as bitter as some coffees can be when you’re not used to its taste.

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn & Winter by Jassy Davis.

AuthorWinter WarmersPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Vanilla Vodka
 1 oz Espresso
 ¾ oz Coffee Liqueur
 Grated Nutmeg

Method
1

Add vanilla vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, pumpkin spice syrup, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Vanilla Vodka
 1 oz Espresso
 ¾ oz Coffee Liqueur
 Grated Nutmeg

Directions

Method
1

Add vanilla vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, pumpkin spice syrup, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini

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More Coffee Cocktails

If you like this coffee-flavored cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Cold Brew Brandy Alexander: A brandy cocktail made with cold-brew coffee liqueur, dark crème de cacao, heavy cream, and coffee beans

 Mocha Rum Toddy: A rum cocktail made with coffee, dark crème de cacao, simple syrup, whipped cream, and cocoa powder

 White Russian: A rum cocktail made with coffee liqueur, Luxardo Amaro Abano, amaretto liqueur, and half & half

 Sabueso Old Fashioned: A tequila and mezcal cocktail made with caramel coffee syrup, coffee and chocolate bitters, and an orange peel

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