The Pumpkin Everything Martini is an ideal but delicious drink for any time of year, but particularly for the holiday season. The blending the flavors of pumpkin and nutmeg with the perfect graham cracker rim brings this cocktail to a new level of holiday perfection.  A little taste of pumpkin pie with a little rum…well….who can go wrong?  Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Pumpkin Everything Martini


For the Martini


2 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka

1 1/2 oz. aged rum

1/4 c. pumpkin puree

3 tbsp. maple syrup

1/4 c. half and half

1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, plus additional for garnish

Handful of ice cubes


For the Rim:

1/4 sleeve of graham crackers

1 tablespoon of turbinado sugar



Place 2 martini glasses in the freezer.


Place your ¼ sleeve of your graham crackers and place in a small food processer and grind until very fine. Add your tablespoon of turbinado sugar and give it one more whirl to blend.  Dip your martini glass in water (or if you are brave in a little rum) and coat rim with the graham crackers (using a simple saucer) and turbinado sugar.


In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, rum, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, half and half, pumpkin pie spice, salt and ice cubes. Cover and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain into the rimmed 2 martini glasses.


Top with a little pie spice or turbinado sugar on top.  Serve immediately.