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Vintner’s Pumpkin Martini is a great holiday libation

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With Stoli Vanil vodka and fresh pumpkin purée, Vintner Grill’s Pumpkin Martini is a dessert-to-glass libation.
Photo: Christopher DeVargas
Sabrina Chapman

Now that All Hallow’s Eve has passed, the big question remains: What to do with all those pumpkins? Thankfully, Vintner Grill has a decadent solution on its new fall cocktail menu. The Pumpkin Martini ($10) is literally a dessert-to-glass libation—the centerpiece purée recipe originated in the pastry kitchen.

The Pumpkin Martini captures autumn in a most delightful way, as nostalgia-evoking baking spices—cinnamon, sage, cloves and nutmeg—are prominent and enchanting. It’s the perfect cocktail for upcoming holiday dinners—and for saving those gourds from the post-Halloween junkyard.

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. Stoli Vanil vodka

1 ½ oz. fresh pumpkin purée (pumpkin, butternut squash, brown sugar, orange juice, sage, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, simple syrup)

½ oz. white crème de cacao

graham cracker crumbs

Purée:

Quarter the butternut squash and pumpkin and top with brown sugar, orange juice, sage, cinnamon and cloves. Bake on a baking sheet for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Scoop out and add nutmeg, simple syrup and cinnamon to taste.

Method:

Rim martini glass with graham cracker crumbs. Add vodka, crème de cacao and pumpkin purée to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the martini glass.

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