Friday, December 24, 2010

Finished Baskets and a Pumpkin Pie Martini


As I finish up the last of the gift baskets I found these super cute baskets to put all my goodies in. I however didn’t think of the glitter factor! They are super cute, but they make a mess with all the glitter.


If you don’t want to hunt down some baskets you can always find a nice colander or mixing bowl to tuck some goodies in.


I hope I’ve inspired you to make something homemade as a gift this year. And after all that hard work you must treat yourself to a martini! If you like pumpkin pie then you’ll really like this drink.


Pumpkin Pie Martinis
(Adapted from Taste of Home Christmas 2010)

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1 vanilla wafer, crushed
ice cubes
2 ounces vanilla flavored vodka
2 ounces milk
2 ounces heavy whipping cream
1 ounce simple syrup*
1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
⅛ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
dash of ground cinnamon

If a cookie-crumb rim is desired; moisten the rims of two cocktail glasses with water. Place cookie crumbs on a plate and dip rims in crumbs. Set aside.

Fill mixing glass or tumbler three-fourths full with ice. Add the remaining ingredients; stir until condensation forms on the outside of glass.


Strain martini into two chilled cocktail glasses.


*You could also substitute pumpkin flavoring syrup for the simple syrup found in the coffee section of our grocery store.


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  2. Sorry Allie! I called you Velva on my comment, duh! Please accept my apologies and delete my comment so the world won't know that I'm a ding bat. I got sidetracked by my doorbell. The sentiment is the same though. Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes over the past year and have a very happy holiday season!

  3. You're so sweet Karen! No worries I do that all the time haha!

  4. Those are killer! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

  5. The basket looks great. I like the bowl and colander idea too!