Pumpkin Pie Spice Martini

a cocktail recipe
for whipped cream mounds
½ cup whipping cream
1 Tbsp (heaping) turbinado sugar
for cocktail
2 Tbsp whipping cream
2 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz Creme de Cacao (clear)
3 ice cubes
1 frozen whipped cream mound
1 tbsp pumpkin puree
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice blend
Pumpkin Pie Spice Martini
a cocktail recipe
by Karyn Maier
Karyn Maier is a freelance writer and creator specializing in natural wellness, the botanical arts, and culinary creations that use herbs and spices. She has written for many industry and consumer publications in both new and traditional media, including ePregnancy, Fitness Link, Club Mom, Let's Live, Natural Living Today, Real Woman, The Herb Quarterly, American Fitness, Mother Earth News, Delicious!, Better Nutrition, etc. She is also the author of several books on using herbs, and a contributor to cookbooks. Ms. Maier is frequently interviewed as an expert by national magazines, including Real Simple and Mother Earth Living. She has also been a guest on several radio talk shows such as Gary Null's Natural Living, The Deborah Ray Show and Martha Stewart Living.
a little bit about the recipe
With the richness of spiced pumpkin and notes of vanilla and chocolate. this luscious libation is almost like dessert in a glass!
TOTAL | 10 M
1 SERVING | 4 oz
Make whipped cream mounds:
Combine 1/2 cup of the whipping cream and sugar in a medium sized bowl; whip with a hand mixer until the mixture forms stiff peaks. Spoon the whipped cream into a pastry bag with a large tip attached (any shape is fine). Pipe the whipped cream into mounds (like little beehives) onto a tray lined with parchment paper. Immediately place in the freezer; freeze completely.

Make cocktail:
To prepare the cocktail, combine the remaining whipping cream, vanilla vodka, pumpkin puree and Creme de Cacao in a cocktail shaker with 2 ice cubes; shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with a mound of frozen whipped cream (save the other mounds for another day). Garnish with additional pumpkin pie spice, if you wish.
Go the extra step and make your own whipped cream. It’s so easy you’ll wonder why you ever bought the stuff you squirt from a can, which would only sink to the bottom of the glass instead of resting in a gorgeous mound atop the concoction.

Add a pecan nut garnish as a further nod to the 'pie' aspect of pumpkin pie spice.

Use the clear (white) variety of Creme de Cacao for this recipe for the best flavor and visual appeal.
ingredients in recipe
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