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pumpkin martini's... re post from sf board

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rworange posted a query about pumpkin martini's on the sf board.. (hope you don't mind rworange.. thought it was worth sharing here) I guess they serve them at maggiano's.

the article included a recipe. I thought I'd re-post here... and they sounded pretty darn good. if one can find the pumpkin liqueur. I'm going to check my local this weekend.

here is rworange's OP

and the recipe:
The Pumpkin Martini
Recipe adapted from Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant.

3 ounces Bols Pumpkin Smash liqueur

1 ounce Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

1 dash half-and-half

Ground cinnamon, for garnish

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  1. Thanks so much for posting this on Home Cooking. I was going to do the same thing with Robert's suggestion which is

    Seed, peel, and dice a pumpkin, put the dice in a jar, and cover with vodka. Let sit for two months, strain, chill. Serve in a gimlet class with a drop of dry vermouth.

    Robert, I love you. One of the few cooking accomplishments I have is marinating stuff in alcohol. I can do this and it seems to resolve what to do with a Jack o Lantern.

    Link: http://chowhound.safeshopper.com/21/c...

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    1. re: rworange

      It isn't often that the mere name of a food or drink item can make me gag...but "Pumpkin Martini" did it.

      1. re: Snackish

        LOL :)

        when I heard about it I thought.. "ooh, it'd be like pie, you could drink... and a buzz"

        sign me up.

      2. re: rworange
        Robert Lauriston

        The pumpkins they sell for jack-o'-lanterns are nasty. Get a good pie pumpkin, or use butternut or sweet dumpling squash.

        1. re: rworange

          a friend and I were chatting about this... she came up withe an idea to use egg nog instead of half and half.... I think that warrants further investigation.

          I can't wait to try one of these... they do sound like dessert, or at least like something you wouldn't drink all evening long.


          1. re: rworange

            Sounds interesting. I didn't think pumpkin beer would taste good until I tried it. I'll give this a try!

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            Caitlin McGrath

            Per the article, 378 calories, 38 grams carbohydrate; it's dessert!

            1. Just curious - doesn't "martini" imply gin or vodka?

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              1. re: suzannapilaf

                well, yes. it is a bastardized martini.. but that is what the article in the OP referred to them as.

                1. re: suzannapilaf

                  Actually, "martini" only implies gin. A kangaroo is made with vodka.

                2. Isn't this more like pumpkin eggnog minus the egg? Certainly not a martini, just served in a martini glass.

                  1. hi,
                    I didn't think bols made the pumpkin liqeur???
                    If they still do, let me know because I've been looking everywhere.

                    1. Bleugh. Doesn't anyone drink drinks that taste like DRINK anymore?

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                      1. re: KB

                        They carry Bols Pumpkin Smash liqueur at Beverages & More. It's very hard to get this time of year. Call before making the trip there. Good Luck

                        1. re: KB

                          Good point! Hope you don't mind, but I'm going to use this as one of my email signatures (with proper credit!)

                          I mean KB's quote.

                        2. As far as I know... I tried to make a similar martini last year and was told they didnt make the pumpkin liquor no more!
                          SO SO SAD!

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                          1. re: Stacy

                            My local liquor store never even heard of it, I was going to try to make it myself as I've been experimenting with flavored vodkas recently (for Xmas gifts). Figured the farm stands should be selling pumpkins cheap the rest of the week.....

                          2. had the best pumpkin pie martini ever at Hot Hot Fish Club in Birmingham AL they use pumpkin infused vodka, fresh nutmeg bottom of glass, whole milk, simple syrup and shake with ice ... serve with graham on rim is a must .. going to experiment with the recipe this weekend

                            1. I wonder how this compares to Harvest Grand Pumpkin Spice Cream Liqueur?