The Rye Whiskey Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini is a unique twist on a classic, combining the warmth of rye whiskey with the comforting notes of pumpkin spice and rich espresso. This bold cocktail offers a robust, spicy kick that complements the autumn flavors perfectly. Unlike pumpkin-spiced lattes, it delivers a boozy, caffeinated punch that warms you from the inside out, making it a delightful choice for those who prefer a more spirited and indulgent fall beverage. With its harmonious blend of rye whiskey, espresso, and pumpkin spice, it’s a delightful alternative that promises to elevate your autumn sipping experience.

pumpkin spice espresso martini

how to make a pumpkin spiced espresso martini


  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz espresso or small espresso shot
  • 1  oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz almond liqueur or creamer
  • ½ oz maple syrup
  • 1 T pumpkin (more if you want) 
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice


In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon. Cin Cin!

ingredients for pumpkin spice espresso martini


The rye whiskey addition might be scratching a few heads so let’s quickly cover that. Adding rye whiskey to fall cocktails imparts a warming and spicy character that complements the season’s cozy ambiance. The whiskey’s bold and complex flavor profile enhances the overall richness and depth of autumn-inspired drinks, making them more robust and enjoyable. Pick out your favorite or go-to rye and try it out in this Pumpkin Espresso Martini.

pumpkin spice espresso martini

pumpkin spiced espresso martini


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