Pumpkin Martini

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend! Canada is super lucky to have Thanksgiving in early October. It’s the perfect time of year. Farmers are harvesting the last of the crops. Cooler weather means down-home comfort foods like soups, stews and fresh-baked goods are back on the dinner table. It’s also one of the last weekends before cold, […]

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Brian Webb

This article was published on October 10th, 2014

Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with a pumpkin martiniHappy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend! Canada is super lucky to have Thanksgiving in early October. It’s the perfect time of year. Farmers are harvesting the last of the crops. Cooler weather means down-home comfort foods like soups, stews and fresh-baked goods are back on the dinner table. It’s also one of the last weekends before cold, wet weather starts to settle in. There are still tons of great things to do during the autumn.

This Thanksgiving, take a moment, to pause and think about what you are thankful for. In Canada, we have so much to be thankful for, from a solid economy that got us through the economic downturn in the 2008, to our Constitution, which gives every Canadian our rights and freedoms. We are lucky to live in a nation where we celebrate diversity, welcome others, and always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Once you have figured out what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving long weekend, it’s time to whip up a batch of pumpkin martini’s, made from the pumpkins that you’ve surely harvested from your local pumpkin patch. And like ever good Canadian, you already have a bottle or two of authentic Canadian maple syrup in your cupboard, which makes all the difference in this cocktail.

Now, raise a Pumpkin Martini, with your closest kin, and celebrate being Canadian!

  • 2 oz Stoli Vanil Vodka
  • ¼ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ½ oz Half and Half
  • 1 tsp Canned Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup
  • ½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Fill a martini shaker half full of ice. Add all ingredients. Shake hard for 20-30 seconds, until the outside of the shaker is well frosted. Strain into a martini glass rimmed with pumpkin spice sugar.

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