Pumpkin Pie Martini

This Thanksgiving, when it comes to dessert, give the oven a break and finish up dinner with a delightfully decadent take on a classic cocktail. Shawn McDaniel, twice-voted Best Bartender in the Pine Belt, mixes RumChata with a boozy kick of Plantation Rum. The sweet pumpkin-and-spice base of this creamy cocktail will have you convinced you’ve just devoured a slice of pie.

1½ oz        Plantation Original Dark Rum 
1 oz            Smirnoff Vanilla vodka
½ oz          RumChata cream liqueur
½ oz           simple syrup
2 oz            heavy cream
3 tsp          pumpkin purée
Dash        allspice, cinnamon & salt 

               Cinnamon & sugar rim

Shawn McDaniel has worked in the food service industry in Hattiesburg for more than a decade. When he’s not crafting the cocktail menu at Keg & Barrel, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their three daughters.

Photo by  John Scarpa