At our family feast, pecan pie is the dessert of choice. But that doesn't mean I don't like a nibble of pumpkin pie. I don't really want to take the time to bake one for just a bite though.
Here's the solution. The tastes of pumpkin pie...in a cocktail glass. It's the perfect nightcap to a day of eating and drinking.
Makes one cocktail.
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 tablespoons vodka
2 tablespoons half and half
1 tablespoon canned pure pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine the sugar and ⅛ teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice on a small plate. Dip the rim of a chilled martini glass in water, then dip in the sugar to coat.
In a martini shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, half and half, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and the remaining ⅛ teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice. Shake vigorously, then strain into the prepared glass.