Pumpkin Pie Martini
— How about a follow up on the Pumpkin-Infused Vodka from the other day? First off, holy cardamom. Yeah do yourself a favor and get some cardamom pods instead of the ground cardamom. The flavor was still great, but the ground cardamom dominated the nose in a huge way. I also drained the pumpkins from the jar, tossed them in cinnamon sugar and roasted them for about 20 minutes so they’d be edible, and then put them back in the vodka.
I had to figure out how to cover up that cardamom bomb while presenting this drink. I took my shaker, filled it with ice, filled the vodka to the top of the ice (which had settled a bit), filled the rest of the shaker with simple syrup and mixed. I poured that in the glass, floated some whipped cream and then topped it with some pumpkin spice. I’m guessing 7 parts pumpkin vodka to 1 part simple sugar.
It worked beautifully. The pumpkin spice up top covered up any cardamom in the nose, the sweetness from the cinnamon sugar roasted pumpkin and the simple syrup made it just sweet enough drink by the pint (Don’t be like us. Drink this in a martini glass or something a normal human being would drink out of. Unless you want to get tanked. Then have at it.)
If you really wanted to get fancy, you could crush up some graham crackers and mix it with some pumpkin spice and rim the glass with it, but let’s face it, I’m not that fucking fancy.