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pumpkin eggnog martini #CaptainsTable

Pumpkin Eggnog Martini #CaptainsTable

Thanksgiving is over, and it’s officially safe for me to talk about Christmas! So why am I sharing a Thanksgiving cocktail? Well, this Pumpkin Eggnog Martini was way too good not to share. It’s better late than never (says the girl who is perpetually 20 minutes late to everything in life – ever).

Pumpkin Eggnog Martini #CaptainsTable

For Thanksgiving this year, my family ate Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Maple Rum Raisin Syrup while watching the parade and then we got together at my brother and sister-in-law’s house for dinner. We ate, drank and generally had a pretty fantastic time.  After that, our weekend was a blur of fun, hanging out with my niece and nephews, finally going to see the new Hunger Games movie (it was ah-mazing!) and putting up our Christmas decorations. Somewhere in the midst of all the excitement, my husband and I found a bit of time to hang out and sip on some incredibly delicious Pumpkin Eggnog Martinis.

It was a pretty great weekend.

Martini Glass Rimming #CaptainsTable

Now, I’m typically not a big eggnog fan, although my husband is. I think it must be the consistency of eggnog that I don’t like because anything eggnog flavored I’m all about. A few weeks ago, however, I came across an incredibly decadent Pumpkin Eggnog at the grocery store and I couldn’t resist trying it out.

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It turns out, Pumpkin Eggnog is pretty darn fantastic. It’s sweet, and with the addition of the pumpkin flavor, the very creamy consistency didn’t bother me…too much, at least.

Pouring Martini from Jelly Toast

I decided I wanted to turn this luscious pumpkin eggnog into a sweet and spiced martini, which is perfect for my Thanksgiving cocktail for the Captain Morgan Captain’s Table Challenge. It’s got pumpkin eggnog, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum with a splash of vanilla vodka for good measure.

I know I’ll be sipping on this cocktail well into the Christmas season and am positive the entire concoction would be fabulous made with plain old eggnog, too. The spiced rum mellows out the consistency of the eggnog, making it incredibly smooth and delicious.

Captain Morgan Bottle by Jelly Toast #CaptainsTable

If you are an eggnog lover (or even if you’re not) you’ve got to try this Pumpkin Eggnog Martini. And don’t forget to share it with the #CaptainsTable hashtag if you do! Remember, every time the hashtag #CaptainsTable is used over social media this holiday season, Captain Morgan will donate $1 to WhyHunger, which is definitely something to smile about!

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**Disclosure: This post is part of a challenge sponsored by Captain Morgan. While I wasn’t paid for this post, I received product and ingredient reimbursement to create recipes for the Captain’s Table Challenge. 

Happy December!

Pumpkin Eggnog Martini

Yield: 1 cocktail

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


1 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
1/2 oz Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
1 oz vanilla vodka
3 oz pumpkin flavored eggnog
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


Mix sugar and pumpkin pie spice together and spread on a plate. Dip the rim of a martini glass in water and then into the sugar mixture and set aside.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour both rums, vodka and pumpkin eggnog into the shaker. Replace top and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain cocktail and pour into rimmed martini glass.



December 2nd, 2013

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8 comments on “pumpkin eggnog martini #CaptainsTable”

  1. I’m perpetually late for everything too, ahh! Which is clear since I’m currently “getting ready” and reading your blog :). I love how your photos make me feel as if I was there while you were pouring this delicious cocktail; and I am an eggnog and pumpkin fanatic so I must try this pumpkin eggnog! I also love what Captain Morgan is doing that’s an amazing celebration for the season. You have to purchase a Captain Morgan Rum bottle to participate?

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one, Jessica! I’m so glad you like the photos, I actually redid them because the first set just didn’t feel right. I’m a little wacky like that, lol. I checked with my contact with the Captain’s Table program, and he assured me that you do not need to buy a bottle of Captain Morgan to participate (although you’re more than welcome to!). If you share ANY rum infused recipes, cocktails or entertaining ideas over social media through January and use the hashtag #CaptainsTable, it will count and money will be donated to WhyHunger. I hope that helps clarify the details! I’m so excited that you’re interested in participating! I will keep a lookout for your ideas! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    • Great! I just did an eggnog post and I mentioned the Captain’s Table notion!

  2. great recipe! i’ve not had pumpkin eggnog.. yet.

  3. What a fun holiday cocktail! Although I’m sure I could have this all year long!

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  6. This look so good, I can not wait to try it for Christmas.