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Aspen Times Weekly: Libations — Pumpkin Spice Martini

by jeanne mcgovern

Didn't get enough pumpkin pie with your Thanksgiving feast? Or, do you like a little kick with your pumpkin fix? The Vue Lobby Lounge at The Westin Snowmass has you covered with its Pumpkin Spice Martini. A sweet and spicy blend of vanilla vodka, Alpine Liqueur and Kahlua, and shaken with a tasty pumpkin puree, this holiday treat is served cold with a cinnamon whipped cream garnish. Truly, it's a like a slice of pumpkin pie in a glass — and who doesn't love to sip on their dessert? I know I'll be serving this alongside the traditional pumpkin pie this holiday season.

1 ½ oz. Stoli Vanilla Vodka

½ oz. Leopold’s Alpine Liqueur

½ oz. Kahlua

Spiced Pumpkin Puree

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Combine liquid ingredients and puree in a mixing tin and shake vigorously. (The pumpkin puree is made with canned pumpkin, half and half, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice; the cinnamon whipped cream is made in house.) Strain into a martini glass and garnish with cinnamon whipped cream.