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Winter Cocktail – The Smashing Pumpkin Martini

Featured on the Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate, this delectable treat infuses pumpkin and star anise to 10 Cane Rum and is mixed with Grand Marnier, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Saffron syrup, cardamom bitters and fresh Meyer lemon.
By Kalle Bergman

Smashing Pumpkin Martini

The Grant Grill, located in THE US GRANT Hotel (San Diego, CA) features the “Smashing Pumpkin” Martini on their fall menu. Featured on the Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate, this delectable treat infuses pumpkin and star anise to 10 Cane Rum and is mixed with Grand Marnier, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Saffron syrup, cardamom bitters and fresh Meyer lemon. The Smashing Pumpkin is presented in a martini glass and garnished with a spice-sugared rim and a wooden pumpkin-like ornament.

Winter Cocktail – The Smashing Pumpkin
 
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This awesome cocktail recipe infuses pumpkin to rum and is mixed with Grand Marnier, Allspice Dram, Saffron syrup, cardamom bitters and fresh Meyer lemon.
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Recipe Type: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Pumpkin and Star Anise Infused 10 Cane Rum
  • 0.5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 0.75 oz St Elizabeth All Spice Dram
  • 0.75oz Massanez Ginger Liqueur
  • 0.75 oz Saffron Syrup
  • 2-3 Dashes Cardamom Bitters
  • 1 oz Fresh Meyer Lemon
Instructions
  1. Place rum, star anise & chopped fresh pumpkin in a vaccum sealed bag. Let sit for a few hours. Strain rum in a container.
  2. Rim glass with spice mix of sanding sugar, ground ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Float Orange Putka Pod as garnish.
  3. Place all ingrdients in a shaker, shake and strain into the glass.
Kalle Bergman

Kalle Bergman

Kalle Bergman is the Editor In Chief at Honest Cooking. He has a lifelong obsession with simple and honest food, and he spreads the gospel wherever he can. His writing has been featured regularly in Gourmet, Los Angeles Times, Serious Eats and The Huffington Post.

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Originally Published: December 3, 2013

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