Tito's Time: Pumpkin Pie Martini

November 18, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Tito’s colorful Pumpkin Pie Martini is far beyond basic. The spiced syrup takes a bit of simple prep work, but is well worth it!

 

Ingredients:

* 2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka

* 1 Tbsp canned pumpkin pie mix (make sure it's canned pumpkin pie mix, and not just canned pumpkin)

* 0.5 oz spiced syrup (see recipe below)

 

Method:

Shake all ingredients and double strain into a coupe or martini glass. 

*Use a 3" fine mesh strainer. Mixture will strain slowly, so use a spoon to agitate the mixture in the strainer to speed up the process. 

 

Spiced Syrup: 

* 4 cinnamon sticks (3-inch size) 
* 8 small slices of fresh ginger (skin on is fine) 
* 1/2 of a vanilla bean (split open) 
* 30 whole allspice berries 
* 20-25 whole cloves (stems on) 
* 6 whole star anise pods 
* 2 cups of sugar 
* 2 3/4 cups of water 
Simmer all ingredients on low heat for 30 minutes in a 2 quart saucepan, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let steep for another 2-3 hours. Add a little water if the mixture is too viscous (resembling thickness of honey).  Strain into a glass container and store in the refrigerator until needed. 

 

Each Friday, Steve Suter will feature another Tito's cocktail during Tito's Time...4:50pm on Fridays! He'll also tell you how to win your own free bottle of Tito's Handmade Vodka to try these recipes. Get details here!