Pumpkin Espresso Martini

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Pumpkin espresso martini is a fall twist on the classic espresso martini that’s sure to be a hit this holiday season! Silky smooth with notes of pumpkin and pumpkin spice, it’s the perfect cocktail for your Thanksgiving table.

pumpkin espresso martini

This isn’t just your regular espresso martini — say hello to the PUMPKIN espresso martini! A twist on the popular espresso martini, I’m so excited for you to try this pumpkin martini recipe just in time for Thanksgiving!

Silky smooth with notes of pumpkin and pumpkin spice, if you’re a pumpkin lover like me I know you’ll love sipping on this fun cocktail. Made with just a few simple ingredients I’m betting are already in your pantry, shake it up and pour it into a fancy glass for any occasion this holiday season.

What’s an espresso martini?

If you’re not familiar, an espresso martini is a popular cocktail made with espresso, vodka and simple syrup for a coffee-flavored cocktail that that’s reminiscent of a cup of coffee, except spiked!

Since pumpkin-flavored coffee is super popular during the fall, I thought a pumpkin twist on this popular coffee cocktail would be totally perfect. Typically I’m a wine girl but this pumpkin espresso martini has got me so excited to enjoy it this Thanksgiving with my family. Along with the pumpkin cheesecake I’m making, I’ll be bringing all of the ingredients to whip these up!

If you make it for Thanksgiving too be sure to tag me @onceuponapumpkin. I’d love to see!

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This espresso martini is for you if you love all things coffee and pumpkin. One of the reasons I love pumpkin puree so much is because it’s incredibly versatile. From cocktails to cakes and everything in between, there’s almost nothing you can’t do with pumpkin both sweet and savory.

Not to mention pumpkin adds vitamin A, C, E as well as potassium and fiber to anything that you add it to. It’s a fall superfood that I believe should be in everyone’s pantry year-round! Pumpkin puree is an inexpensive vegetable that adds an awesome taste and more nutrition to anything. Even dog treats!

Another fall cocktail I love is this pumpkin apple spice cocktail also made with Libby’s.


Libby’s is the only ones I trust when it comes to pumpkin puree because they’ve been the leading producer of canned pumpkin for generations. I always have a can (or 5!) in my pantry year-round.

One thing I recently learned that I really admire is that their factory in Morton, IL is 100% landfill-free. They are able to achieve this by recycling pumpkin by-products and incinerating the remaining waste for energy recovery. Pumpkin waste, like rind and skin, finds new life as land-applied fertilizer—except for the seeds—those are sold for wild squirrel food.

It’s nice knowing that the process of harvesting a vegetable that can be used in so many different ways is also finding many different ways to ensure as little waste from that process as possible. Pumpkin puree is incredibly versatile and I’m happy to see that the whole process is one that aims to be sustainable.

Pumpkin Martini Recipe

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Ingredients for Pumpkin Espresso Martini

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Pumpkin Espresso Martini

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
You’ll love this fall spin on the trendy espresso martini! Pumpkin espresso martinis are the cocktail version of your favorite fall coffee drink and a fun drink to make for Thanksgiving or any other special fall occasion.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • simple syrup:
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • Pumpkin Espresso Martini:
  • 2 shots espresso or cold brew concentrate
  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 2 tsp. Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • dash of pumpkin pie spice


  • Prepare the simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Whisk over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool. 
  • Combine espresso, vodka, pumpkin puree, simple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice into a shaker filled with ice and shake until well combined. 
  • Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with coffee beans and enjoy! 
Keyword pumpkin maritini; pumpkin espresso martini; espresso martini

This recipe was created with Libby’s for pumpkin week 2021! I hope you love it!

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