Pumpkin Pie Martinis

Serves: 2

Every sip is like a taste of pumpkin pie!

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1 vanilla wafer, crushed, optional
cube ice
2 ounces vanilla-flavored vodka
2 ounces milk
2 ounces heavy whipping cream
1 ounce simple syrup (recipe also in recipe finder)
1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
dash ground cinnamon



If a cookie-crumb rim is desired, moisten the rims of two cocktail glasses with water. Place cookie crumbs on a plate; dip rims in crumbs. Set aside. Fill a mixing glass or tumbler three-fourths full with ice. Add the remaining ingredients; stir until condensation forms on outside of glass. Strain into two chilled cocktail glasses. Yield: 2 servings.

Editor's Note: You may substitute 1 ounce pumpkin flavoring syrup for the simple syrup and pumpkin pie spice. Look for flavoring syrup in the coffee section. To make ahead: Prepare a martini mix of vodka, milk, cream, syrup and liqueur. Shake mix before using; pour 1 cup into the mixing glass for each batch of drinks. Add spices and proceed as directed.

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Torani brand flavoring syrup. Look for it in the coffee section.

Originally published as Pumpkin Pie Martinis in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p19

Source: tasteofhome.com

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