With Halloween just around the corner, I’ve got the quintessential fall cocktail for your holiday party: a Pumpkin Martini. During a visit to my regular wine-and-spirit shop—Total Wine—I was introduced to Mr. Stacks Pumpkin Spice liqueur, a creamy cordial with hints of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice ($99).
So, what’s needed to create this festive libation this weekend, besides Mr. Stacks? Any plain vodka in your collection, and Crème de Cacao White. If you’re feeling experimental, go wild and pull any other warming spirits from your bar cart to throw in there, too. After all, the more bizarre the better this scary season! Here’s the recipe:
2 ounces Mr. Stacks Pumpkin Spice
1 ounce vodka
½ ounce Crème de Cacao White
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass, and enjoy.
Total Wine, The Market Place, 2952 El Camino Real, Tustin, 714-665-4257, totalwine.com