October marks pumpkin season. It is the season where we prepare for our fall festivities, loading up on pumpkin with plans to carve them, roast their seeds and make pie. Providing dietary fiber, iron, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K (source), pumpkins are not only delicious but nutritious. Pumpkins are an awesome source of beta-carotene and may help prevent certain forms of cancer as well as heart disease (source).
Personally, I’ve always been a fan of pumpkin pie. I’m also a fan of martinis, so why not combine the two? The recipe below provides creamy, sweet, pumpkin spice goodness, perfect for any Fall gathering. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice Martini
Yields 1 martini
2-3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
2 shots vanilla soy creamer (or 6 tablespoons)
1 shot regular vodka (or 3 tablespoons)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 ice cube
Combine all ingredients except for the nutmeg in a martini shaker. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, then pour into a martini glass and sprinkle with nutmeg.