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Easy Pumpkin Espresso Martini

 October 20, 2023

The ultimate classic cocktail with a kick, an espresso martini is the perfect drink for when you’re craving the buzz of a cocktail with a boost of caffeine. This twist on the classic espresso martini is not only perfectly sweet, spicy, and creamy, but is also festive and fun for the fall season. That’s right, my Easy Pumpkin Espresso Martini comes together with just a few simple and easy ingredients and is the ultimate boozy cocktail to serve during Halloween-time, or fall in general!

A glass of the pumpkin espresso martini, sitting on a countertop with some espresso beans

Friends, if there is one cocktail that the girlies on TikTok are loving more than ever before, it’s the espresso martini. Filled with rich, creamy espresso and a dash of vodka, the espresso martini is perfect for when you need a little pick-me-up when going out. Plus, it’s made with only a few simple ingredients, which means that it’s a simple and easy cocktail to make at-home to save the time and money that would otherwise be spent going to the bar.

But if there’s one thing that could be better than an espresso martini, it’s a Pumpkin Espresso Martini. It has all of the ingredients that you know and love about a traditional espresso martini, but includes creamy pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice for a fun and festive twist. It’s the perfect festive Fall drink, and if you are an espresso martini girly like myself, then you are absolutely going to love it!

This is the perfect boozy drink to make for Halloween parties, or any other get-togethers that you’re going to have, this season. I mean, what could be better than serving this cocktail alongside a big slice of my Pumpkin Streusel Chocolate Chip Loaf? It’s the perfect festive fall treat that will keep you wanting more!

The 6 Simple Ingredients You’ll Need to Bring This Cocktail To Life

  • Vodka: Of course, it wouldn’t be a martini without the vodka! Simply pick your favorite vodka and use it in this recipe.
  • Kahlua: Kahlua is a coffee liquor that helps make the coffee flavor of this martini more pronounced.
  • Espresso: After all, it wouldn’t be an espresso martini without the espresso!
  • Vanilla Coffee Creamer: To give this espresso martini its perfect, creamy consistency, we’ll be using vanilla coffee creamer! You can use either dairy or non-dairy coffee creamer here- both work just as well! And if you don’t have vanilla coffee creamer, plain coffee creamer also does the job.
  • Pumpkin Purée: Pumpkin purée is what helps take this cocktail from a traditional espresso martini, to a pumpkin one! You can find canned pumpkin purée in abundance, this time of year. And if you’re looking for more ways to use pumpkin purée, try my Chewy Peanut Butter Pumpkin Blondies!
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: While you can find pumpkin pie spice in your local grocery store, you can also make your own at home! Plus, you can make a lot more for cheaper than buying the pre-made spice, which is a win in my book.
A cocktail shaker, filled with ice and coffee liquor, with the creamer being poured into the shaker
Next, add in all of the cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until they’re fully combined and the drink is nice and cold.

How to Make This Simple & Easy Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail comes together in just 3 easy steps, making it perfect to throw together on a whim! To make this drink, start by adding a big handful of ice cubes to the cocktail shaker.

Next, add in all of the cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until they’re fully combined and the drink is nice and cold. Finally, once the drink is done, pour it into a cocktail glass, top with a few espresso beans (if desired) and enjoy! This recipe makes enough for one cocktail, but can easily be doubled or tripled to make more!

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! To see more recipes and behind the scenes, follow along on InstagramTikTok, and Youtube! I’m also now on Pinterest, so stop by and take a look at what’s new.

** Photography by Tanya Pilgrim
A glass of the pumpkin espresso martini, sitting on a countertop with some espresso beans
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Nut Free/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan

Easy Pumpkin Espresso Martini

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
SERVES 1 Cocktail
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The ultimate classic cocktail with a kick, an espresso martini is the perfect drink for when you're craving the buzz of a cocktail with a boost of caffeine. This twist on the classic espresso martini is not only perfectly sweet, spicy, and creamy, but is also festive and fun for the fall season. That's right, my Easy Pumpkin Espresso Martini comes together with just a few simple and easy ingredients and is the ultimate boozy cocktail to serve during Halloween-time, or fall in general!

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Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces Vodka
  • 1 Ounce Kahlua
  • 1 Shot Espresso or substitute with 2 ounces of strong coffee
  • 1 Ounce Vanilla Coffee Creamer dairy or non-dairy; can also substitute plain coffee creamer instead!
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

Instructions

  • To make this drink, start by adding a big handful of ice cubes to the cocktail shaker.
  • Next, add in all of the cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until they're fully combined and the drink is nice and cold.
  • Finally, once the drink is done, pour it into a cocktail glass, top with a few espresso beans (if desired) and enjoy! This recipe makes enough for one cocktail, but can easily be doubled or tripled to make more!

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