A pumpkin pie martini? Oh, yes.

Bombers pumpkin pietini

Halloween does need a cocktail.

By Jessica Pasko

Sure, cider donuts are great and all, but for some of us, fall-themed cocktails are a little more our taste. So when I spotted the pumpkin pietini advertised at Bombers the other night, well, I couldn't resist.

After all, I love pumpkin pie and I love cocktails, so why not combine them?

The pretty orange cocktail is a mix of vanilla vodka, butterscotch schnapps, pumpkin spice liqueur and Bailey's Irish cream. At $9 a pop, it was a little bit of a splurge for a night out at Bombers, but hey, it's all in the name of intrepid AOA work (editors: that is dedication).

It's a lovely soft shade of orange, and it's creamy and sweet, but not overly so. Amazingly, it actually does taste kind of like pumpkin pie, except there's a little bit of an overly alcoholic aftertaste.

Still, it's a good cocktail to put you in that autumn mood. And really, who can complain too much about a bright orange cocktail that tastes like pie?

Comments

I'm not even into martinis, but this may change my mind!

What makes this a martini of any stripe except the glass it's poured in? For starters--way too many ingredients, inc. a "cream" liqueur! "Martini" is a specific drink, not another term for cocktail. (p.s. This drink should be garnished with a piece of candy corn.)

Beware: The "specialty cocktail" is equally likely to be a martini glass full of vomit.

I had to purchase a new computer keyboard because Jessica's article made me drool and it caused several keys to short circuit. I thought about suing her for compensation (since it really was her fault), but I'm not really into drama.

chrisck's candy corn comment made me do a spit-take while i was eating my lunch - now I have chewed corn bread bits all over my keyboard...

You know what this just made me think of? Eggnog. Eggnog eggnog eggnog eggnog mmmmmmm eggnog.

@chrisck - technically it's a pietini, not a martini. ha. actually, i agree with you. martini does seem to have taken on a generic meaning based on glassware. i guess it easily be a pumpkin pie highball or a pumpkin pie shooter. unfortunately, i have yet to see "bucket o' pumpkin-flavored liquor" on any menus.

That does it. I've been meaning to get started on some vodka infusions and Jess just gave me the perfect idea.

Good gravy, a candy corn garnish would be perfect-o.

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