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The Pumpkin Martini

Staff Writer
Courtesy of Avenue

The Pumpkin Martini at Avenue

If you're not turning your pumpkins into a DIY keg, you can still mix them into your martinis. At Long Beach, N.J.'s Avenue brasserie, general manager Thierry Carrier has whipped up a fall favorite into a fall cocktail — or dessert. 



  • 1 Ounce Sailor Jerry Rum
  • 1/2 Ounce pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 Ounce Frangelico
  • 3/4 Ounces vanilla simple syrup
  • 1 bar spoon pumpkin purée
  • nutmeg, for garnish


Combine all ingredients and stir; garnish with nutmeg.

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.