You can’t miss the espresso martini on TikTok or Instagram right now. This drink is having a moment! You also may have noticed that it’s pumpkin spice season, so a pumpkin spice espresso martini makes perfect sense.
This TikTok recipe calls for a homemade pumpkin spice syrup (that’s very quick to prepare), blended with espresso ice cubes and fun fall booze. Be sure to allow enough time to freeze your espresso cubes, but other than that, this drink comes together in a snap. Cheers!
Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini Recipe
1-1/2 cups espresso ice cubes (brewed espresso, cooled and frozen into ice cubes)
1 ounce coffee liqueur
1 ounce pumpkin spice syrup (see below)
2 ounces vodka
2-1/2 ounces Baileys
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup fresh pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1: Prepare the espresso ice cubes
Brew shots of espresso and allow to cool. Pour espresso into ice cube trays and freeze overnight.
Step 2: Prepare the pumpkin spice syrup
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all the ingredients for the pumpkin spice syrup. Stir well to combine, then simmer for 15 minutes. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the syrup into a jar, then allow to cool. Store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to three weeks.
Step 3: Prepare the martini
Blend the espresso ice cubes, pumpkin spice syrup, coffee liqueur, vodka and Baileys on high until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish either with a rim of brown sugar and nutmeg, or with three coffee beans and a dash of cocoa powder.
Tips for Making the Best Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini
Use a quality espresso blend: If you don’t have an espresso maker, strong cold brew works in a pinch!
Pick a good liqueur, too: As with the espresso roast, using a quality liqueur will make a big difference in the flavor of your martini.
Take a shortcut: If you’re in a time crunch, try store-bought pumpkin spice syrup.
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