I had trouble with the name, but decided on "smoothy" as the cream is what makes this distinct, and it has a smooth, sweet creamy flavor that changes from the beginning of the drink to the end of the drink. Now the hard part....making the drink.
This cocktail is in the category of flashy dramatic holiday drinks. The layers, when done right, are a thing of Halloween beauty. Ingredients:
- 1- 1/2 oz. Scott's Pumpkin Liqueur
- 1 oz. Three Olives Purple Vodka
- (just enough) Cream (or Soy Milk Creamer)
In an open glass, like a martini glass, you can hold a spoon over the glass, just to one side and pour slowly into the spoon. I prefer a deeper glass like the scotch glass shown here, or a champagne flute. This requires even more care. The pumpkin liqueur is easy, but then put the vodka in a small ladle, hold it close to the pumpkin liqueur, and pour slowly. Same for the cream. Use just enough cream to cover the top.
The first sip comes out mostly grape -- the vodka. Then it mixes with a little cream. It gets creamier as you continue and then the pumpkin emerges and gets stronger as you drink more.
There is a lot of alcohol in this cocktail so enjoy responsibly.