Once the initial post-summer blues have passed, we can’t help but get excited about the arrival of autumn and all it brings with it: a glorious show of red-gold-amber leaves; crisp country walks and long, boozy pub lunches with our loved ones! And, of course, the chance to go into full snuggle mode: book, sofa, box set, and fluffy socks all round. You know what we all need now? Yep, a Pumpkin Spice Latte - but not as you know it!
This beautiful gin-spiked version of the evergreen Starbucks favourite is an indulgently creamy, sweet concoction - in other words, the perfect complement to autumn evenings! It’s elegant enough to serve as a dessert cocktail at a dinner party, and quick and easy enough to fling together to whip up a serving-for-one when you’re about to settle in for the night with a good movie.
Pumpkin Spice Martini
50ml Irish cream liqueur
20ml Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice then add your gin, Irish cream liqueur and pumpkin spice liqueur. Shake well (or, if using a mixing glass, stir using a long-handled metal spoon) for 15 seconds. Strain into a martini glass or coupe. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and serve!
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