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Spiced Pumpkin Martini

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Spiced Pumpkin Martini - Belvedere Vodka

Spiced Pumpkin Martini

Photo Courtesy: © Belvedere Vodka
This is an amazing pumpkin-flavored cocktail, though I will warn you that it takes a bit of work. The Spiced Pumpkin Martini is, quite simply, infused Belvedere vodka with a bit of syrup and ginger. It is a delicious drink with a spicy, roasted taste that you can enjoy throughout pumpkin season and makes a fantastic addition to any meal when served with dessert.

The 'spiced syrup' is undefined in the recipe and I think it is open for interpretation. You can create a syrup and add whichever spices you see fit. Those that I would suggest would be to continue with bay leaves and add a couple of cloves, maybe cinnamon, or use a pumpkin pie spice. A ginger and cardamom syrup (Cardamom Simple Syrup Recipe) may be a good choice, and vanilla-ginger is another nice alternative. In both of these last two I would add a dash of cinnamon and allspice as well.

Prep Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Spiced pumpkin infused Belvedere Vodka*
  • 1 oz spiced syrup
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger
  • Ginger slice for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Muddle ginger with the syrup in the base of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add pumpkin infused Belvedere and shake with cubed ice.
  3. Garnish with a slice of ginger.

*Spiced pumpkin infused Belvedere

  1. Roast 500g peel pumpkin (braised with honey) at 200C for 45 mins.
  2. Remove from oven and place into a small saucepan with bay leaves and cover with 200g of water.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Remove the bay leaves and blend with 500g of Belvedere Vodka.
  5. Pass through a muslin cloth to remove pulp and use.
  6. Keep refrigerated.

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