Why (Paleo) Pumpkin Spice Martinis and other alcohol in a wellness blog? Well, actually, it’s not one recipe; it’s a full holiday cocktail series 😉. Make sure to check out last week’s Infused Vodka Recipes (including the Mango Pomegranate Vodka Spritzers) as well as my healthy party recipes and gluten free cocktails for more “healthier” cocktails.
Anyways, when I lost my health, I felt like I lost my social life as well as my happiness too. Being the extrovert that I am, I just couldn’t take it. So, after being on a strict autoimmune protocol, I was able to successfully re-introduce low-sugar, low-preservative/additives cocktails made with gluten-free vodkas, rums, tequila, etc. (Mini rant, it takes a heck of a lot of research to determine what you can use in terms of alcohol, since companies don’t have to label ingredients on them!).
The Solution: Paleo Pumpkin Spice Martinis
The moral of a story? You can have health struggles and still have a Halloween party / enjoy a drink on occasion / entertain without feeling like you’re missing out. You just have to do it the right way…and these Pumpkin Spice Martinis are DEFINITELY the right way. Just in time for fall, and oh-so-pumpkiny!
In fact, it makes the perfect fall drink for anyone who 🧡🖤’s their fall cocktails; but without all the crap in them. This is pretty much everyone who loves wellness, gluten-free, and pumpkin spice’s dream cocktail (shhh, it’s ok to be a little basic sometimes).
Don’t Overdo It – It Doesn’t Taste Good
Apparently, it’s been a rough week – I originally began this drink trying to include two shots in each martini. But it tasted awful (just a warning in case you try – it won’t go well). Now the amounts are just right for a strong hint of pumpkin ~ and make for a much cheaper party drink.
There’s not a whole lot of info to give you on preparation – this is very straight forward and makes a great drink for Halloween parties, ladies’ nights, and for a night cap. It’s also impressive and easily made for this who aren’t usually the bartender type. The recipe makes four so be sure to quarter it and shake each one with ice before you serve it because it won’t all fit in a standard shaker.
If you want to get it prepared easily, I found it tasted pretty much the same prepped hours in advance and chilled, then just poured in the rimmed martini glasses. I hope these healthier pumpkin martinis make your night and pumpkin season complete!
Here’s to cleaner cocktails and regaining our sparkle together,
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Martinis
- 6 oz (4 shots) vodka (I used Tito’s which is made from corn, but technically to be full paleo, you’d need a vodka made from paleo approved ingredients like CÎROC™)
- 1½ cups coconut milk
- 1/3 cups pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon
pumpkin pie spice(Primal Palate’s tastes the best but you can also grab one for super cheap at Trader Joes)
- 2 teaspoons
- 2 tablespoons raw honey (or maple syrup or Demerara Syrup for vegan)
- 4 martini glasses (cheapest from discount stores like Ross/TJMaxx or try these with a fun twisted stem for an adorable Halloween glass)
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup
- Ice cubes
- Coconut whipped cream, sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice (optional garnish)
- Add first six ingredients to a blender and puree.
- Dip four martini glass rims into maple syrup. Then dip martini rims into cinnamon sugar.
- Add ¼ of the mixture to a shaker with ice and shake. Repeat for each martini.
- Pour drinks into martini glasses.
- Add a dollop of coconut whipped cream (optional) and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.