Butternut Squash Martini
Today’s featured fall vodka cocktail is a Butternut Squash Martini. I had a little leftover roasted butternut squash in the fridge this week and figured I’d turn some of that in to some delicious vodka martinis. This martini works best when you either have a large number of guests to serve or when you are cooking butternut squash for another recipe anyways. Even though this is a delicious vodka cocktail in the fall, it is a lot of work and effort to cube and roast enough butternut squash for only 1-2 martinis. This is a sweet cocktail recipe and is enjoyed by those who prefer sweeter “fruity” drinks. The butternut squash gives this drink a great unique flavor and does not overtake the other ingredients.
Butternut Squash Martini Ingredients:
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 2 oz. Simple Sugar
- 1/2 oz. Orange Liquor
- 1/4 Cup Butternut Squash
- 1-2 tbsp. Demerara Sugar
Butternut Squash Martini Steps:
- Roast cubed butternut squash in oven on 400° until soft.
- Combine butternut squash and simple syrup in food processor (or blender) and process until well pureed.
- Strain puree through a cheesecloth removing solids.
- Combine your vodka, butternut squash base, and orange liquor in a cocktail shaker. Fill 1/2 full of ice and then shake vigorously until the shaker is well frosted.
- Moisten martini glass in a shallow bowl or plate coating with water or vodka. Next coat the rim of the glass with Demerara sugar
- Pour your butternut martini in your glass
- Garnish with an orange slice or fresh sage if desired.