Tito’s Pumpkin Pie Martini with Wilton’s Double Trouble Pumpkin Brownies

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Happy Monday before Halloween! How are your party plans coming? We think you’ll want to include these recipes!

These Double Trouble Pumpkin Brownies from Wilton are made with rich pumpkin and chocolate flavor, filled with Tito’s Handmade Vodka-spiked, vanilla-infused, salty-but-sweet caramel sauce, and topped with an airy pumpkin spice whipped mousse.

Wilton’s test kitchen shares this mouth watering recipe for the  Brownies Here.  http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Double-Pumpkin-Brownies-with-Vodka-Caramel and our friend Max came up with a Pumpkin Martini that goes along perfectly with them.

Wilton added their candy eyeball martini skewers to the martini glass for extra spooky effect!

Tito’s Pumpkin Pie Martini

2 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 tbsp canned pumpkin pie mix (Libby’s brand is what we use, but any brand should work. Make sure it’s canned pumpkin pie mix, and not just canned pumpkin)
.5 oz spiced syrup (see recipe)
Shake all ingredients and DOUBLE STRAIN into a coupe or martini glass. (Use a 3” fine mesh strainer. Mixture will strain slowly, so use a spoon to agitate the mixture in the strainer to speed up the process.)

Spiced Syrup recipe:

In a 2qt saucepan, add:
4 cinnamon sticks (3-inch size)
8 small slices of fresh ginger (skin on is fine)
1/2 of a vanilla bean (split open)
30 whole allspice berries
20-25 whole cloves (stems on)
6 whole star anise pods
2 cups of sugar
2.75 cups of water

Simmer all ingredients on low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let steep for another 2-3 hours. Add a little water if the mixture is too viscous (resembling thickness of honey). Then, strain into a glass container and store in the refrigerator until needed.

Garnish: A small amount of fresh, grated nutmeg. Glass: coupe or martini glass

Image courtesy of (c)2014 Wilton Industries, Inc. Used with permission. www.wilton.com.




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