TITO'S PUMPKIN PIE MARTINI

  Mixologist: Max Hinojosa from Austin, Texas

Mixologist: Max Hinojosa from Austin, Texas

Ingredients

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)

Preparation

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

Preparation

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