Pumpkin Spice Martini You'll Fall in Leaf With

There's only one way to start autumn off right and that's with pumpkin spice. Graduate from the latte and try our pumpkin spice martini instead.

Updated February 5, 2024
Pumpkin Spice Martini

If the social media countdowns are anything to go off of, pumpkin spice is the most anticipated drink of the fall season. While it's typically enjoyed as a coffee or a dessert, there's no reason why we can't give our favorite autumn drink a boozy kick. Treat yourself to one of our favorite fall flavors with a pumpkin spice martini that's the essence of autumn in a glass. 

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Martini 

Every bar has their own special way of making a pumpkin spice martini. From being heavy on the pumpkin flavor to leaning hard into the cream aspect, there's a symphony of flavors you can play around with. But this recipe brings everything into harmony for a drink you'll want to have on the daily. 


  • 1¼ ounces pumpkin spice liqueur
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • ¼ ounce allspice dram
  • Ice
  • Ground nutmeg for garnish


  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pumpkin spice liqueur, vanilla vodka, Irish cream, and allspice dram.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with ground nutmeg, sprinkling on the mix and glass.
Quick Tip

If you want a crystal clear pumpkin spice martini, skip the Irish cream. This will give you that glass-like effect while also amping up the pumpkin taste to an 11. 

Related: 21 Pumpkin Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy Fall All Year Long

4 Variations and Substitutions to Try 

Like any pumpkin spice drink, there's room to play around. Embrace the frenzied energy of fall with these exciting variations.

  • Replace spiced rum for the allspice dram and vodka.
  • Use vanilla schnapps for a creamier taste.
  • A splash of hazelnut liqueur makes a rich addition.
  • Add a splash of whiskey to make your martini a bit stronger. 

Garnishes You'll Fall in Love With 

Martinis speak volumes on their own, but an exciting garnish will take things up a notch. 

  • Add a graham cracker rim by first dipping the rim in honey then a saucer of finely crushed crumbs.
  • Use a small amount of orange zest for an orangey hint.
  • For a louder orange pop, add an orange peel twist.
  • Speared candied pumpkin adds a festive look.
  • Place a few pumpkin seeds on top for a classy finish. 

Pumpkin Spice Latte, Who?

When those cool fall days come knocking on your door, a pumpkin spice martini is there waiting for you. With just the right hint of spices and that creamy pumpkin flavor, this cocktail will send you into an autumn paradise. 

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Pumpkin Spice Martini You'll Fall in Leaf With