Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Martini

This Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Martini recipe features the go-to Autumn flavor of pumpkin spice, which is now available in limited edition Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice liqueur.

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Martini recipe -- an Autumn-inspired cocktail featuring limited edition Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice liqueur

A while back, I won a set of martini glasses. I was really hoping to win the iPad, but I guess martini glasses are better than nothing. Everyone thought I would be thrilled to have them because, after all, I’m a food blogger. Except, I didn’t find them inspiring. I’ve never had a martini and the thought of having one didn’t appeal to me.

I tucked them away in a closet over a year ago and didn’t think about them again. Well, until some Kahlúa® Pumpkin Spice Liqueur came into my life. That’s all it took to get me thinking of all sorts of cocktail possibilities. And since there is no sense having a box of martini glasses and not using them — they were first on my list for some new drink recipes.

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice

Before I played mixologist, David and I sampled the Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice and it didn’t disappoint. He’s has always been a Kahlúa fan —  he loves the rum & coffee liqueur since rum is his all-time favorite spirit – and he’s never been one to turn down a drink with it.

As for me, I’m new to Kahlúa, but not new to pumpkin spice. I’m one of those people that go pumpkin crazy in the fall. Living in Vegas, we don’t have a traditional Autumn like many of you do, but pumpkin spice is one of the small ways I get a feeling of fall — even if it’s still 80 degrees outside. When I start seeing pumpkin product on the store shelves, I get excited and vow to enjoy as much of it as possible before it’s gone. Needless to say, add pumpkin spice to something and I’ll be your friend.

Ok, let’s get our fall on and make a Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Martini!

For the rim of the martini glasses, you only need a small amount of Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice on a plate. Turn your glass upside down and dip the edge in the Kahlúa. Then, dip (and twist, if you wish) in a mixture of granulated sugar and pumpkin pie spice seasoning. Run, right? I love sugar (or salt) rimmed glassware – to me it’s almost not worth having a cocktail if it doesn’t have a rimmed glass. {I said almost…let’s not get crazy now}

Martini Rimming with Pumpkin Spice Sugar

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, you will add the Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice, spiced rum, and half and half.

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Martini recipe -- an Autumn-inspired cocktail featuring limited edition Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice liqueur

You will also add a bit of pumpkin puree and then cover and shake until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Martini recipe -- an Autumn-inspired cocktail featuring limited edition Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice liqueur

The mixture is strained and poured directly into the prepared martini glasses.

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Martini recipe -- an Autumn-inspired cocktail featuring limited edition Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice liqueur

If you wish, garnish with a cinnamon stick and/or a sprinkle of pumpkin spice seasoning.

Here’s the complete recipe, ready for you to save to your ZipList recipe box or to print:

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Martini


    For Rim of Glass
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Capful of Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice
  • Cocktail
  • Ice
  • 2 parts Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 part spiced rum
  • 1 part half & half
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree per 4 oz of cocktail
  • Optional Garnish
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice


  1. On a plate wide enough to dip the top of your martini glass, mix together the sugar and pumpkin spice. On another plate, add a splash of Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice. Turn martini glass upside down and dip in Kahlúa first and then into sugar mixture. Twist gently to ensure coating edge. Lift glass and set aside.
  2. Pour the Kahlúa, rum, cream, and pumpkin puree into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into prepared martini glass.
  3. If desired, garnish with optional items.

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Martini’s have now become one of my favorite fall cocktails and you can bet I’ll be making them a couple more times before Autumn ends. I think they will be especially awesome on Halloween night or on Thanksgiving Day. I hope you enjoy them too and I’d love to hear what you think after you give it a try.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kahlúa. The opinions and text are all mine.

About the Author: brandie (551 Posts)

Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


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