Pecan Pie Martini

December 11, 2021
Pecan Pie Martini

Hey, y’all! It is likely that you are familiar with the classic gin or vodka martini. Personally, I like a gin martini with a lemon twist. In fact: that’s my go-to drink! That said, there are many fun variations of martinis and I’m super excited to be sharing one of the most delicious – and decadent – versions with you today: my Pecan Pie Martini. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s as delicious as it sounds and has a secret ingredient: Rivulet Pecan Liqueur!

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Pecan Pie Martini

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Pecan Pie Martini

Frequently Asked Questions

Should this recipe be shaken over ice?

Yes, absolutely. You want this martini to be as cold as possible!

Should I shake with shaved ice or cubed ice?

Typically, cubed ice is your best bet, as it does not dilute the cocktail as much. As this is a quick shake, I like shaved ice here, as the dilution helps tone down the richness of the cocktail.

Is there an option for less dairy in this cocktail?

While I think the heavy cream is an important ingredient in my Pecan Pie Martini, you can substitute coconut milk or another non-dairy milk if needed.

I see that Rivulet is an ingredient. Tell me more!

Rivulet, which is an artisan pecan liqueur local to Louisville, is a wonderful addition to many cocktails and dishes. While the dish itself doesn’t have to have pecans in it for Rivulet to be a wonderful addition, it takes a pecan-forward dish to the next level. The liqueur + pecans combine to create the best flavor you’ve tasted south of the Mason-Dixon!

Where can I purchase Rivulet?

Keep reading — I have a store locator linked below!

Pecan Pie Martini

Ingredients, Shopping List:

Rivulet: Louisville-based artisanal pecan liqueur. Keep reading to find out where to purchase!

Vodka: Plain, non-flavored vodka of choice.

Irish Cream Liqueur: Such as Bailey’s.

Heavy Cream: I use traditional heavy cream, though you can substitute a dairy-free alternative here if you desire.

Cinnamon: for garnish.

Pecan Pie Martini

How to Make A Pecan Pie Martini: Step by Step Instructions

  1. Place ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour in Rivulet, vodka, Irish Cream Liqueur, and heavy cream. Shake well, though not overly.
  3. Strain cocktail into a martini glass; top with cinnamon; and serve!
Pecan Pie Martini

Pecan Pie Martini: Tips

  1. Do not over-shake, as significant dairy is involved.
  2. Don’t skip out on the cinnamon: this cocktail is mute in color. The cinnamon, while also adding to the already-robust flavor, adds visual interest.
  3. If you are wanting this recipe to be less dairy-forward, substitute a dairy-free milk alternative for the heavy cream.
Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

The Recipe

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Pecan Pie Martini

Pecan Pie Martini

JC Phelps
Looking for a decadent cocktail? Try my Pecan Pie Martini, which features Rivulet, a Louisville-made Artisanal Pecan Liqueur.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 416 kcal

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz. heavy cream
  • 1 oz. Rivulet Pecan Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur such as Bailey's
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • cinnamon for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place ice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour in Rivulet, vodka, Irish Cream Liqueur, and heavy cream. Shake well, though not overly.
  • Strain cocktail into a martini glass; top with cinnamon; and serve!

Notes

  • Do not over-shake, as significant dairy is involved.
  • Don’t skip out on the cinnamon: this cocktail is mute in color. The cinnamon, while also adding to the already-robust flavor, adds visual interest.
  • If you are wanting this recipe to be less dairy-forward, substitute a dairy-free milk alternative for the heavy cream.

Nutrition

Sodium: 16mgCalcium: 37mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 833IUSugar: 14gPotassium: 54mgCholesterol: 64mgCalories: 416kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 15gFat: 24gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 9gIron: 1mg
Keyword cocktail, cocktail recipes, martini, pecan pie martini
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Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

About Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

Rivulet® Artisan Pecan Liqueur is handcrafted in Louisville, KY. Rivulet starts with a 2-year-old, barrel-aged brandy.  They then use a proprietary process to obtain the exquisite pecan essence, which I know y’all will love. It’s a deep flavor — one that is signature to the brand — and I can’t get enough of it. I also love that it’s local!

Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

Where To Purchase Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

You can purchase Rivulet Pecan Liqueur via local retailers, along with finding it in bars/restaurants. To find out where you can buy it, click here.

Pecan Pie Martini

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My best,

JC

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