Food & Drink: Make a spooktacular cocktail
Tribune Food Columnist
Whether you are going to a party of hanging out at home waiting for the knock-knock of trick-or-treaters, you will enjoy this festive martini. If you’d like a little extra garnish you can wet the rim of the martini glass and dip it into crushed graham cracker crumbs. Happy Halloween!
PUMPKIN PIE MARTINI
Makes two servings
1 cup ice
3 ounces* vanilla vodka
1 ounce* crème de cacao
2/3 cup heavy cream
¼ cup pumpkin puree
2 tbsp. maple syrup
Pumpkin pie spice (for garnish)
Combine ice, vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, heavy cream, pumpkin puree and maple syrup in a martini shaker. Shake well until chilled. Strain and pour the cocktail into two martini glasses. Sprinkle with a dash of pumpkin pie spice and enjoy!
* I used a one ounce shot glass to measure out the alcohol.
Chef Arica Davis is owner/operator of Yummy Fixins, Personal Chef Services and Pasta Parties. Visit http://www.yummyfixins.com or call 530-539-4504 to book your next dinner party.