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Cocktail of the Week: Pumpkin Cheesecake Martini

Fall is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest, and you know what that means — pumpkin spice! We've seen this delicious flavor make its debut in everything from coffee to baked goods, and Queen Bee thought it was high time to try this seasonal treat in a cocktail. This delicious blend of seasonal spices does not disappoint!


  • 2 oz. Rumchata
  • 1.5 oz. Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.5 oz. Sonoma Pumpkin Pie Syrup
  • 0.5 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1.5 oz. Heavy Cream
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Run a lemon along the edge of your martini glass and dip in raw sugar. Set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, top with ice, and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into the pre-garnished martini glass.

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.