Mixologist: Max Hinojosa from Austin, Texas

Mixologist: Max Hinojosa from Austin, Texas


2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka

1 Tbsp canned pumpkin pie mix (make sure it's canned pumpkin pie mix, and not just canned pumpkin)

0.5 oz spiced syrup (see recipe)


Shake all ingredients and DOUBLE STRAIN into a coupe or martini glass. (Use a 3" fine mesh strainer. Mixture will strain slowly, so use a spoon to agitate the mixture in the strainer to speed up the process.)

Spiced Syrup recipe:

In a 2 quart saucepan, add:

4 cinnamon sticks (3-inch size)

8 small slices of fresh ginger (skin on is fine)

1/2 of a vanilla bean (split open)

30 whole allspice berries

20-25 whole cloves (stems on)

6 whole star anise pods

2 cups of sugar

2 3/4 cups of water


Simmer all ingredients on low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let steep for another 2-3 hours. Add a little water if the mixture is too viscous (resembling thickness of honey). Then, strain into a glass container and store in the refrigerator until needed.  Garnish: A small amount of fresh, grated nutmeg.

Glassware: coupe or martini glass

Served: Straight Up