Katie from Twin Stripe joins us with today’s Friday Night Delight while I’m away at a wedding this weekend. Doesn’t this cocktail look amazing? // susannah
Happy fall y’all! This is Katie of the blog, Twin Stripe, you might remember seeing my Greensboro travel guide on Feast + West in August. Today I’m honored to guest post as Susannah explores St. Louis, the city I grew up in. She asked me to make a cocktail creation, which I was a bit nervous about, since she is the queen of libations.
With fall officially here, the air is crisp and the leaves are starting to change. I can’t get enough fall-favored food: anything pumpkin, cinnamon or spice will do. I love a good pumpkin spice latte and I wondered how that syrup would taste in a cocktail. I whipped up a batch of homemade pumpkin spice syrup and created the perfect fall cocktail, the Autumn Spice Martini.
This drink is bursting with flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and of course pumpkin. I highly recommend making your own pumpkin syrup, but store-bought would substitute in a pinch.
I hope you enjoy my Autumn Spice Martini! It has become a new favorite at my house. Be sure to take a moment and sit back and enjoy the flavors of fall. Stop by Twin Stripe and follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. // katie
Click below to see Katie’s Autumn Spice Martini recipe!
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar, to rim the glass
- 1 ounce pumpkin spice simple syrup (homemade or store-bought)
- 1.5 ounces vanilla-flavored vodka
- Whipped cream
- Ground cinnamon
- Rim the glasses. Place the cinnamon sugar on a plate. To get the cinnamon sugar to stick to the glass, dip the rim in a little vanilla vodka, then roll in the cinnamon sugar.
- Make the cocktail. Fill a shaker to the gill with ice, vodka and pumpkin spice simple syrup and shake vigorously. Pour into a prepared cocktail glass.
- Garnish. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
If you plan to make homemade simple syrup, be sure to factor in the extra time it takes to make and cool. Once your pumpkin spice syrup is ready to go, you can start to put the cocktail together.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 853 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 27mg Carbohydrates: 197g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 171g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g