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The Evolution of the Pumpkin Martini

Posted By I Love Pumpkins on September 26, 2011

Welcome Autumn with a Pumpkin Martini!

Welcome Autumn with a Pumpkin Martini!

Pumpkin Martinis helped inaugurate the first-ever International Pumpkin Day in 2004. Back then, pumpkin schnapps wasn’t readily available to consumers and even bars, so very few bars offered this drink as a result. But Lola’s in Los Angeles certainly did, so the inaugural members of International Pumpkin Club celebrated the first ever Pumpkin Day at Lola’s.

However, since the popularity of pumpkin foods has skyrocketed in recent years, so has the availability of Pumpkin Schnapps, which is the most common ingredient used to make Pumpkin Martinis. So it’s very likely that you can now find Pumpkin Schnapps at a liquor distributor or grocery store near you!

When shaken correctly, the Pumpkin Martini can even *stir* up the likes of this guy...

When shaken correctly, the Pumpkin Martini can even *stir* up the likes of this guy...

In the food industry, certain companies specialize in making flavors and fragrances for food. It’s a niche with several publicly-traded and many private companies. In recent years, these flavor houses have responded to consumers’ taste for Pumpkin foods by creating artificial flavors for products which can’t feasibly use real pumpkin, just like Pumpkin Schnapps. More and more flavor houses are developing artificial pumpkin flavors to keep up with growing consumer demand.

Makes for a very, very orange Pumpkin Martini.

Makes for a very, very orange Pumpkin Martini.

Today, one the most loyal fans of www.ilovepumpkins.com, remowned B&B owner Tania, sent through this fantastic recipe for a creamy Pumpkin Martini.

Ingredients:

2 ounces pumpkin liqueur or pumpkin-flavored syrup

2 ounces vanilla vodka

1 ounce Sylk cream liqueur

Directions:

1. Dip the rim of a chilled martini glass into the pumpkin liqueur, then place the glass rim-down into the cinnamon until the rim is coated.

2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vanilla vodka, cream liqueur, and pumpkin liqueur or syrup, then shake vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds.

3. Strain into the rimmed glass and serve.

Mmmm... Mmmmakes me feel aliiive!

Mmmm... Mmmmakes me feel aliiive!

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