Wednesday, November 23, 2011

~ Pumpkin Pie Martinis....Oh My~

Turkey time! My favorite holiday meal-of-the-year tomorrow, AND my grandbabies and whole family will be here!! How lucky can a very tired lady get??

Katie came yesterday and we worked into the evening. Lots of orders to go to the PO today.

Pumpkin pies are in the oven.....the tables are ready to set......all the prep for potatoes, stuffing, appetizers will be completed this evening. Jim gets off today at 3 pm which is a huge help AND he loves to cook! Again.....I'm a lucky gal.

For now....I have promised myself to spend the next 6 hours in the studio working on orders since I'll be taking the rest of the day and tomorrow off. Katie and Fannie will come back and spend the day Saturday in the studio with me.

We'll be saving these to make tomorrow. They're DELICIOUS!

Pumpkin Pie Martinis

This recipe only serves one, so you need to double, triple it etc. for your guests~

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 ounce of vanilla vodka
  • 1.5 ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/3 cup half & half
  • 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree (from a can is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • cinnamon and sugar

1. In a shaker combine the ice, vodka, Bailey’s, half & half, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Shake vigorously until chilled.
2. Use a napkin to wet the rim of a martini glass. Combine equal parts cinnamon and sugar on a plate. Roll the rim in the mixture.
3. Pour the martini in to the prepared martini glass and sprinkle with more pumpkin pie spice (if desired).

Rosie and I have lots to do. We were both up at 3 am sneaking around the kitchen and dreaming about I best gather her up and head to the studio. Have a beautiful, thankful Day-Before-the-Turkey wherever you are in this world~


Jules~ said...

That sounds like a very interesting recipe. I've never had a pumpkin pie martini before. And your pumpkin pie looks amazing as well.
Thanksgiving is always at my Nana's home. This year I am making complimenting dishes for the fest. Day before yesterday I made cranberry apple chutney and yesterday I made ginger glazed sweet potatoes. Tonight I will make the chantrelle and green bean casserole as well as the dinner rolls. It is too much fun. I love to see the blend of holiday blessings, holiday memories and holiday flavors stirring together on the contented faces of everyone.

Have a blessed and perfectly wonderful Thanksgiving.

Kat said...

Oh wow! That sounds (and looks) delicious!!! YUM!
Have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!

Robi said...

Oh Happy Day!!
I was determined to make a pumpkin martini this year, and I am SO happy I ran across your recipe. It is fantastic. It is just noon on Thanksgiving day, and I know what I will be serving after dinner tonite.

I didn't have any half/half, but I have 3 bottles of pumpkin creamer. I used that in place of the half and half, and it is simply divine! Additionally, I don't really like to cook, and I just like to create the "ILLUSION" of home made. :)
Therefore, I did have some pumpkin pie filling on hand. That eliminated the need to use the pumpkin spice (I used it during my FIRST trial batch, and found it to separate and settle at the bottom of the glass which was not very pleasing).

Nevertheless, It is a wonderful drink and TOTALLY "Dessert in a glass".

Thanks again and happy holidays!!!