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Pumpkin Espresso Martini

This Pumpkin Espresso Martini embodies a ton of intense flavors that makes for the perfect weekend brunch or afternoon pick-me-up cocktail.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Pumpkin Espresso Martini comes together in just a few minutes with a few simple ingredients.
  • Embodies a ton of rich and intense flavors without being too overpowering.
  • Tastes amazing on a fall weekend morning or evening.
  • Made with a simple, homemade pumpkin spice syrup.
  • Loaded with Fall flavors.
  • The perfect brunch drink or afternoon pick-me-up.
  • You only need four simple ingredients.
  • Check out my original espresso martini!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Pumpkin Espresso Martini. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

You can use cold brew or your favorite espresso. I personally love using Cometeer coffee, which is flash frozen concentrated coffee.

For the liquor you can actually use your preference of vodka or tequila.

Kalulua is a great coffee liqueur that adds a ton of flavor. 

Homemade pumpkin pie spice syrup, recipe is below. You can also use homemade pumpkin pie syrup if preferred.

How To Make

ONE: First make the pumpkin pie syrup and let cool to room temperature.

TWO: Then, add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 1-2 minutes. Pour into a martini glass and top with three coffee beans. Enjoy!

Tips And Tricks

Shake the mixture vigorously for roughly 1-2 minutes, this is what’s going to create that foam on top.

Be sure to pour all of the liquid out of the shaker using the strainer. Keep shaking until you’ve removed all the liquid, the foam is what comes out last.

Use homemade pumpkin pie syrup for best results.

If you want a sweeter martini, add in .5 ounces more of the pumpkin syrup.

How To Serve And Store

Serve this Pumpkin Espresso Martini for weekend brunch or an afternoon pick-me-up.

This cocktail is best served immediately.

Taste

This Pumpkin Espresso Martini has intense yet very balanced and bold flavors. The coffee is strong, but it’s also subtly sweet with a touch of the homemade pumpkin spice syrup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of liquor instead of vodka?

Yes, tequila will work too!

What kind of coffee can I use? Freshly brewed?

You want to stick to espresso, or strong concentrated coffee like cold brew. This is going to add more of an intense flavor and help balance out the drink. A cup of coffee will taste watered down.

Is this drink really strong?

Yes, martini’s typically are strong when it comes to liquor content. You can adjust the ratio and do only 1 once of vodka instead of 1.5 if preferred.

Other Recipes You May Like

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Pumpkin Espresso Martini

This Pumpkin Espresso Martini embodies a ton of intense flavors that makes for the perfect weekend brunch or afternoon pick-me-up cocktail.
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
5 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
15 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Pumpkin Espresso Martini
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz espresso
  • 1 oz pumpkin spice syrup 
Pumpkin Syrup
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree canned
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

1 serving

Directions

  1. First make the pumpkin pie syrup and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Then, add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour into a martini glass and top with three coffee beans. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Shake the mixture vigorously for roughly 1-2 minutes, this is what's going to create that foam on top.
  • Be sure to pour all of the liquid out of the shaker using the strainer. Keep shaking until you've removed all the liquid, the foam is what comes out last.
  • Use homemade pumpkin pie syrup for best results.
  • If you want a sweeter martini, add in .5 ounces more of the pumpkin syrup.

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