Friday, September 23, 2011
Creamy Pumpkin Martini
I'll pause a moment to mourn the official passing of summer on this, the first day of fall. In reality, we pretty much say goodbye to summer after Labor Day and the past week or so has brought some delightfully autumnal weather to New York. Summer may be my favorite season but fall comes a close second and the appearance of pumpkins in the market makes me happy.
Over the next few days and weeks there will be many recipes for delightful pumpkin things to eat but for now, let's drink a toast to fall. Cheers!
2 oz. Vanilla vodka
2 oz. Unsweetened pumpkin puree (canned is fine)
1 oz. Vanilla ice cream
1/2 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream or other cream liqueur
Sugar and cinnamon to rim the glass
Pour the vodka, pumpkin, ice cream and Bailey's into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass that's been rimmed in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon and top with a small pinch of pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
Note that the drink will taste best if you put the full glasses in the freezer for about 20 minutes prior to serving.