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Pumpkin pie martinis on a tray.

Pumpkin Pie Martini Recipe

This Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe is a guaranteed hit of any holiday cocktail party. This made for Thanksgiving cocktail puts a whole new spin on what you should be drinking this fall. If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving cocktail party this is a must serve!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Pie Martini Recipe, Thanksgiving Cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 318kcal
Author Cathy


Frozen Whipped Cream: (optional)

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream*
  • 2 tbsps confectioners' sugar


  • 2-3 tsps cinnamon sugar for the rim
  • 1/4 cup vanilla vodka such as Absolut brand
  • 1/4 cup Creme de Cacao liqueur (clear)**
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream*
  • 1-1/2 tsps pumpkin pie spice, more for sprinkling on top


  • Dip the edges of your martini glasses in water or Creme de Cacao. Shake off any extra liquid and dip the edges into cinnamon-sugar.
  • Chill prepared martini glasses in the freezer or the fridge at least thirty minutes before serving.
  • If you are going to make the frozen whipped cream you'll want to do this before making the cocktail. The frozen whipped cream can be made up two days in advance and can hang out in the freezer until you're ready to use it. Add heavy cream and confectioners' sugar to a bowl. Whip cream until stiff peaks form. Place whipped cream into a pastry bag fitted with a large tip (any shape). Pipe whipped cream into round towers on a parchment lined tray (will make four). Place in the freezer immediately and at least 30 minutes.

  • For the cocktail, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the vodka, Creme de Cacao, heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice. Shake well (at least fifty time vigorously). Strain into chilled martini glasses. Place frozen whipped cream towers on top of the drinks and sprinkle lightly with additional pumpkin pie spice.


*For a rich flavor and the best mouthfeel, use heavy cream that is 36-40% fat. This will yield the best results.
**Creme de Cacao is a chocolate liqueur and there is a dark and clear version. You want the clear version for this recipe.
Making the frozen whipped cream is optional. You could easily spray whipped cream from a can, but it will somewhat sink and not look as pretty. This is one of those extra touches that really go a long way.
Cinnamon sugar is widely available at grocery stores in the spice aisle or you can make your own with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and one tablespoon of ground cinnamon. Store the leftovers in an airtight container. 


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.8g | Fat: 17.4g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 10.3mg | Potassium: 34.2mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 4.4mg | Iron: 0.7mg