Fall has arrived and pumpkins are readily available and inexpensive. This year, rather than opting for the usual Pumpkin Latte, spice it up with a new cocktail from Avenue Restaurant in Long Branch, NJ. Avenue has the perfect fall Pumpkin Martini. This cocktail is ideal for chilly fall days. It combines classic liquors with nutmeg, pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree. You can also use it as a festive holiday drink. Or it can even double as a desert!
Recipe Courtesy Avenue Restaurant www.leclubavenue.com
1 oz. Rye(they use Rittenhouse Rye)
½ oz. Rum (they recommend Sailor Jerry Rum)
2 oz. Pumpkin Puree Mix (recipe below)
1 oz. Vanilla Syrup
Garnish: Dash of Nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker; shake well. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish.
Pumpkin Puree Mix
Makes enough for approximately seven cocktails.
4 ½ oz. Pureed Pumpkin
8 oz. Milk
2 oz. Cream
½ each tsp. Nutmeg and Cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.