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Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini

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  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktial 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This pumpkin spice espresso martini recipe is a delightful fall inspired twist on a classic cocktail that we all know and love. Made with vodka, coffee liqueur, cold brew or espresso, REAL pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice. The perfect creamy pumpkin spice cocktail to enjoy all fall long! Easily made dairy free by opting for a dairy free creamer.


  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) kahlua or another coffee liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) hot espresso, strong coffee, or prepared instant coffee
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) creamer of choice, dairy free or regular both work well


  1. Gather your ingredients. Prepare your espresso or coffee, measure out the vodka, kahlua, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice, and add plenty of ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ingredients to cocktail shaker. Add all ingredients to your cocktail shaker, making sure to add the hot espresso last so the ice doesn’t melt immediately
  3. Shake it up! Seal the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds. Properly aerating the cocktail is what helps build the foam on your finished drink so don’t be afraid to use some muscle power!
  4. Strain into a glass. Strain into a glass (chilled if you’d like) and enjoy!


If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice you can substitute with a tiny pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried ginger;

This recipe is for one cocktail, but some cocktail shakers will be able to fit a double batch and make cocktails for two!

If you don’t have a cocktail shaker / strainer, this article has some awesome solutions for missing tools for the home bartender.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American