13th Oct 2021 @ 8:27 am

It’s worth preparing the main ingredient in advance for this unique Halloween cocktail, which can be prepared in unsweetened and sweet, creamy versions.


• One 75 cl bottle vodka

• A vanilla pod

• Half a nutmeg

• 400 g piece of ripe pumpkin

Blend everything in a clean jar and leave for at least a week, shaking occasionally. Strain before using.


• Black salt

• 1 part Pumpkin spice vodka

• 1 part gin

• Ice

Sprinkle black salt on table top, wet rim of glasses and press into salt. Shake other ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, strain and serve in martini glass.

Sweet version

• 1 part pumpkin spice vodka

• 1 part sugar syrup

• 1 part Irish cream

Shake with ice as before and serve in a glass rimmed with sugar or crushed crackers.

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